Marble Background Birthday Cupcake

This marble background was more of an olive green than the last one and I felt that gold accents would be the perfect additional. I used gold mirror cardstock to cut the sentiment and the cupcake from Simon says Stamp Birthday Circle.

I die cut some sticky back foal to but behind the sentiment, but you could see the white and it just didn’t look good, so I pulled out the YR27 Copic Marker and colored the foam. Now whatever peeks out has a pretty gold hue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • KB Riley Happy Birthday
  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Circle
  • Copic Markers: YG99, YG67, YG25, YG03; YR27, YR24
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Cannon Glossy Photo Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Marble Background Birthday Balloon Bouquet

This multi-colored green background to me seemed to lend itself to a masculine birthday card. I pulled out Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet for the focal image. I wanted something that would contrast with the marble background so it wouldn’t get lost and decided to use my Copic Refills to color some glossy photo paper with the darkest shades of the green used in the background.

I die cut the balloon bouquet from the marble background and inlaid the darker green pieces. I always used a more ombre portion of the paper to die cut the sentiment. I added sticky back foam for added visual interest behind the sentiment and stamped a secondary sentiment underneath using Gina K. Designs Grass Ink.

I decided to use My Favorite Things Stitched Mod Rectangle for the cardbase, but I didn’t have the right color of green to match so I used the darkest green Copic Marker to color the edge and it worked out perfectly.

I decided to fussy cut the cardbase to match the shape of the mod rectangle and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • KB Riley Happy Birthday
  • Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: G94, G46, G24, YG99, YG97, YG95, YG67, YG2,, YG17, YG25, YG03
  • Gina K. Designs Grass Ink
  • Cannon Glossy Photo Paper
  • Green Cardstock from Stash Colored with YG67
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Mod Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Beautiful Daisies Happy Birthday

I pulled out this die set from My Favorite Things called Plentiful Petals. The leaves are from Altenew’s Peony Dream 3D dies. My flower dies don’t cut well unless I use a metal shim, and because I used Bristol Smooth Cardstock they needed the extra pressure. I watercolor the flowers with Altenew’s 36 Pan Watercolor set. I rarely add splatters to my images, but I really like the way it turned out adding splatters of all the colors used to color the flowers, along with some FineTec gold watercolor.

To assemble I added foam tape between the flower layers, added gold mirror flower centers and added them to the top left of a cardbase. For added visual interest I had die cut and adhered Simon Says Stamp’s Triangle Pattern Background to the card front.

The sentiment was die cut from gold mirror cardstock. I used KB Riley’s Happy Birthday die, but I only wanted the word “Happy” so I fussy cut it away from the birthday. Added a secondary sentiment stamped on black cardstock and heat embossed gold.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Plentiful Petals Dies
  • Altenew Peony Dream 3D Dies (Leaves) Die
  • KB Riley Happy Birthday Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Triangle Pattern Background Die
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Altenew 36 Pan Watercolors: Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Forest Glades, Frayed Leaf, Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon
  • FineTec M600 630 Arabic Gold
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Happy Birthday Bundles of Presents

I must have been in a blue, yellow, and green kick since I made a lot of cards with that color scheme. I liked this bundle of gifts. Colored them using Copic Markers, cut this using the Silhouetted, added some foam tape for dimension and pair it with KB Riley’s Happy Birthday sentiment Die. Quick and easy to create this masculine card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Coloring 4-Kids Birthday Presents Coloring Page
  • KB Riley Happy Birthday Die
  • Copic Markers: B97, B93, B91; YG17, YG03, YG01; Y08, Y06, Y04
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Lime Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Silhouette PIXScan Mat

Golden Balloon Shaker Birthday

I love the way gold mirror cardstock looks with this cranberry cardstock. I had a panel leftover from making Christmas cards and wanted to use it, rather than find a place to store it, so I paired it with My Favorite Things’ Balloon Shaker Window. Added some shiny gold sequins with a birthday die cut sentiment and you have a fairly quick and easy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Balloon Shaker Window
  • KB Riley Happy Birthday
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Cranberry Tart Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Ivory Base Weight Cardstock
  • Distress Onyx Black Ink
  • Darice Foam Strips
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Rainbow Balloon Birthday

I saw this great post on Pinterest ( 473229873344337455 ) and thought I would give it a try for a masculine birthday card. All you need is some balloon dies, a pretty birthday die cut, and a way to add rainbow colors to your cardstock. Love the way it turned out. So bright and colorful.

Products Used:

  • KB Riley Happy Birthday Die
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: R46, YR07, Y19, YG67, B24, V17, V15
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Velvet Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons Dies
  • Penny Black Uplifting Balloons Dies
  • Honey Bee Celebration Box Dies
  • Stickles Crystal
  • Doodlebug Designs Sequins: Bumblebee, Blue Jeans, Lilac, Ladybug, Tangerine
  • Buttons Galore Green Sequins
  • Inspiration on Pinterest Post 473229873344337455 by CYFun Design

Multi Colored Balloon Bouquet

I let the patterned paper I used for a background be the color inspiration for this card. I layered both the balloon bunch and the sentiment in different colors of cardstock and offset them just little so you could see all the colors. It isn’t my favorite card, but my husband really liked it, and since I made it for a masculine card I hope the recipient likes it as well.

Products Used:

  • KB Riley Happy Birthday Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Blue Denim Cardstock
  • Orange and Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • Simon Says Stamp Party Like a Panda Doodlebug Designs Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Beautiful Day Happy Birthday

Altenew’s Beautiful Day layering stamp creates such beautiful flowers, and they aren’t too difficult to align. Pair it with a pretty die cut sentiment in mirror cardstock and you have a lovely card.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Beautiful Day
  • KB Riley Happy Birthday Die
  • Altenew Inks: Bamboo, Parrot, Olive, Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Autumn Blaze, Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Copic Markers: YG01, Y00, YG17, YG03, YR23, R27, R24, R22
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle Die

Happy Birthday with Gilded Flakes

I loved the look of the previous card using gilded flakes that I decided to use it again on a birthday card. This beautiful paper from Moda Scrap is the perfect focal background.

Products Used:

  • Moda Scrap Let Your Soul Bloom Paper
  • Nuvo Gliding Flakes Gold
  • Be Creative Tape
  • KB Riley Happy Birthday Die
  • Martha Stewart 3 Butterflies Punch
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gold Rhinestones
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock