Framescape Happy Birthday Wishes

I love this lovely lake and evergreen tree scene by Gina K. Designs. I stamped the image with Gina K. Designs Christmas Pine and then again with VersaMark Ink and heat set it with clearing embossing powder. This keeps the crisp green color for the trees white you add color to the rest of the nature scene. Usually I would ink blend the sky and lake, but this time I decided to used Copic Markers. I added reflections of the trees in the lake by adding some irregular squiggly lines. Once the scene was complete I decided to add the birds in the sky and the boat on the lake.

As a finishing touch I created a wooden frame using Hero Arts Wood Frame Infinity Die and ink blended it with Distress Oxide Inks. It added to the woodsy feel to the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Framescape Winter Trees
  • Gina K. Designs Christmas Pine Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Copic Markers: E49, E47, E44; G29, G28, G46, G82, N7, N5; Y15, Y13, Y11, Y08, Y06, Y04, Y00
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Christmas Pine Base Weight Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Hero Arts Wood Frame Infinity Die
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Gathered Twigs and Vintage Photo
  • Be Creative Double Sided Tape
  • Darice Thin Strips Foam Tape

Fluttering By for a Happy Birthday

This is another couple of My Favorite Things dies I’ve had in my stash for a long time and decided to pull it out and make a card. I die cut them from Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercolored them using Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors. Adhered them to a scalloped rectangle from Gina Marie Designs, and added to panel to a top folding A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flowers and Leaf Trio
  • My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Memory Box Blooming Chrysanthemums
  • My Favorite Things Pentiful Petals and Paper Smooches Pocket Wish (Flower Centers)
  • Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors: Prussian Blue, Cerulean Blue, Bright Clear Violet, Sap Green, Yellow Green
  • Winsor and Newton White Gouache
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Balloon Bunch Shaker

Decided to color this image with pastel rainbow colors. Stamped the image with Ink On 3 Fade Out Ink, colored with Copic Markers, and restamped with the MISTI using VersaMark Ink, heat embossing with gold embossing powder.

Products Used:

  • Sparkle N Sprinkle New Balloon Bunch
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: YR15, YR14, YR12; YG03, YG01, YG00; R24, R22, R21; BG02, BG01, BG000; Y06, Y04, Y02
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Sea Glass Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Office Depot Accetate
  • Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool Sequins
  • Mikuki Seed Beads Lagoon Mix
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Ovals
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

A Trio of Cupcakes

I love this image from Whimsy Stamps, it is one I turn to again and again when I need a masculine birthday card. Stamped with Ink On 3 Fade Out Ink, colored the image with Copic Markers, then restamped using the MISTI with VersaMark Ink and added some gold embossing powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Treat Trio
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: B39, B37, B34, B32; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; YG57, GY25, YG17, YG03, YG01, YG00; E55, E53, E51
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs In the Navy Base Weight Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Have a Beautiful Day Megan

I love how a pretty embossed background draws the eye into the focal image on a card front. To embossed the front of a card I have to use a top folding card, since my Big Shot can only take the folder that way, but it make a pretty statement.

Products Used:

  • Mama Elephant Peonies in Bloom
  • Altenew Smile More
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 031 Cobalt Blue, 092 Blue Gray, 048 Emerald Green
  • Darice Basket Weave Embossing Folder
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Let’s Par Tee Golfer Birthday

I have a lot of guy friends who love to golf. When I saw this die from Gina Marie Designs I knew I had to have it. I cased a card on her web site to create this card adding a few things of my own. I ran the circles through a dotted embossing folder and the debossed side to make it look like a golf ball. My friend said it was perfect.

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts Birthday Hugs and Kisses
  • Art Impressions Par-Tee Golfers
  • Gina Marie Designs Backswing Golfer
  • Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Broken China
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Cuttlebug Ben-Day Dots
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

Flowers in a Mason Jar Happy Birthday

This is a pretty focal image from Inkadinkado. I decided to use my Stitched Tag Corner for My Favorite Things. When I do that I like to cut my cardbase to match the tagged corners.

Products Used:

  • Inkadinkado Floral Mason Jar
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 025 Pink, 070 Orange, 052 Bright Yellow, 050 Yellow, 072 Beige, 083 Lilac, 082 Purple, 032 Persian Blue, 041 Light Green, 033 Persian Green
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Turquoise Sea Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Tag Corner
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Bring on the Happy Dahlia

I love Hero Art stamps that let you stamp an image multiple times, but the dies cut different portions on the image for layering. They make a beautiful dimensional focal image. I added a pretty background die and a band of vellum for the sentiment and love the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts Artistic Dahlia
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • ZIG Clean Color Read Brush Markers: 082 Purple, 041 Light Green
  • Crafter’s Companion Grande Swirls Background Die
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Vellum
  • Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

One in a Million Birthday Wishes

I’ve had this stamp from Clearly Besotted for quite sometime, but never really created a card with it. I think it turned out pretty.

Products Used:

  • Clearly Besotted One in a Million
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 044 Deep Green, 048 Emerald Green, 046 Mid Green, 041 Light Green, 032 Persian Blue, 025 Pink, 083 Lilac, 029 Geranium Red, 024 Wine Red, 050 Yellow, 067 Mustard
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I love how quick and easy it is to color flowers using Bristol Smooth Cardstock and Zig Clean Color Read Brush Makers. In no time at all you have a lovely card.

Products Used:

  • Clearly Besotted On Your Day
  • Hero Arts Birthday Hugs and Kisses
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 042 Turquoise Green, 044 Deep Green, 045 Pale Green, 043 Olive Green, 084 Deep Violet
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Turquoise Sea
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder