Oxide Ink Blended Happy Birthday

Lately I’ve been on a kick of ink blending with the Distress Oxide Inks.  They give such a beautiful, smooth blend.  I decided to keep this card very simple.  I took a rectangle of Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock and put some Post-it Tape on an angle at the bottom third of the rectangle.  I then ink blended Distress Oxide inks Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Broken China at the bottom.  I used the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle to die cut the panel.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.

For the sentiment I ink blended a scrap of white cardstock with the same inks and die cut it with the Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die.  I adhered it directly to the card base on the angle of the ink blending with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  I used the Distress Oxide Salty Ocean to stamp the word “HAPPY” from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy stamp set.  Sequins from Neat & Tangled Starry Night and Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool where scatter around the sentiment with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image rectangle was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamp
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequin Mix
  • Doodlebug Designs Swimming Pool Sequin Mix
  • Distress Oxide: Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Broken China
  • Post-it 1” Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Five Candle Cutout Happy Birthday

I found a Silhouette image from Sarah Bailey entitled Candles and thought it could make a great masculine card.  Of course most the cards I make for men can also be used for female cards as well.

I cut the base of the candles and the flames from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  The patterned fronts of the candles were cut from scraps of cardstock.  They were then adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  For the center of the flames Copic Markers YR24 and YR18 were applied to make them look deeper and brighter in hue.  3M ½” foam tape was added to the back of each candle to add dimension.

To give the candles something to stand on I used the Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy die and partially cut it so that I could create a small strip of gold cardstock at the top.  Thin strips of 3M ½” Foam Tape were added to the back so that it would have the same dimension as the candles.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  Before adhering the sentiment die, the secondary sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The backing paper was removed from the foam tape and sentiment and candles were adhered to the card front and the card was done.

Silhouette Paper Piecing Birthday Cake

This is another masculine birthday card made with a Silhouette image and paper piecing of different cardstock from the Papermania Capsule Collection – Spots & Stripes Jewel 6 x 6 Paper Pack and scraps of solid color cardstock.

The frosting cutouts were adhered to the cake layer using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  3M Foam Tape was then added to the back of the cake to add dimension and interest to the card.  The confetti was scattered around the focal image and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  To change the background color of the patterned paper Memento Toffee Crunch Ink was blended to change it to a cream color.

The sentiment was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink using the MISTI to the bottom of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Ivory Cardstock.  To separate the sentiment from the focal image the ScorBuddy was used to add three score lines.

Platinum Stickles was added to the stars at the top of the candles and Clear Wink of Stella was added to all the stars and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Papermania Capsule Collection – Spots & Stripes Jewel 6 x 6 Paper Pack
  • Recollection Essentials 6 x 6 Cardstock
  • Gold and Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Silhouette Miss Kate Cuttables Birthday Cake
  • Lawn Fawn Party Animals Sentiment
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Memento Toffee Crunch Ink
  • Stickles Platinum
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Silhouette Birthday Cupcake

I think simple birthday images made great masculine birthday cards.  I decided to pull out some of my patterned paper and use my Silhouette to cut some birthday images.  This card is made using Papermania Capsule Collection 6 x 6 Cardstock for the patterned paper and Recollections Essentials 6 x 6 Cardstock for the accents.  The Silhouette images use are PPBN Designs Delicious Cupcake and Miss Kate Cutables Birthday Cake for the confetti.

A rectangle of Recollections Essential Red Cardstock was die cut using My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles.  The background of the patterned paper was white and I decided to use some Memento Toffee Crunch to ink blend the paper so that it was a cream color instead.  The edges of the red rectangle were also ink blended with the same ink.

3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the frosting and everything else was adhered to the red rectangle with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Party Animals and was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black using the MISTI. Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents was used for the dots on the frosting and the platter.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Papermania Capsule Collection – Spots & Stripes Jewel 6 x 6 Paper Pack
  • Recollection Essentials 6 x 6 Cardstock
  • Gold and Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • PPBN Designs Delicious Cupcake Silhouette Image
  • Miss Kate Cutables Birthday Cake Silhouette Image
  • Lawn Fawn Party Animals Sentiment
  • Memento Toffee Crunch Ink (Blending)
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle
  • Darice Adhesive Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Graphic Circles Happy Happy Happy Birthday

In brainstorming what to do for a masculine birthday card I decided to pull out multiple colored polka dot glitter paper from the Paper Studio Eat Cake 12 x 12 Paper Pad.  I cut multiple sizes of the same color cardstock using My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX.  I then arranged them on a panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock that was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle. The end result was a fun and graphic masculine birthday card.

Once I had them placed where I wanted them I determined where to stamp the secondary sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy Birthday with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  One of the “Happy” dies from the stamp set was cut four times from black cardstock and adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Next the circles were glued to the die cut rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  When they were all in place the die cut “HAPPY” was adhered using the same glue.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Eat Cake 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black and White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die and Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

 

Meow You Doin’ Happy Purrthday

My granddaughter Aurora is a cat lover and when I was in my local craft store recently I saw this stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Meow You Doin’ and thought it would make a cute birthday card.

Over the years I’ve watched both Gina K. and Yanna Smakula make their own backgrounds and decided to do the same with this card.  I stamped the cat image all over a piece of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock cut to 4 ¼”  x 5 ½” with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then filled in any open spaces with the other images from the stamp set.

I used Copic Markers to color the images and wanted each of the cats to have their own unique look and color.  The following colors were used:  C00, C1, C2, C3; C4, C5, C7; BG000, BG01, BG02; R24, R22, R21, R20; W5, W6, W7, W8, W9; E13, E17, E19; E31, E33, E35; YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24; E77, E49, E17; E23, E39, E47; Y38, Y15.

I die cut the patterned paper with the Sizzix Big Shot with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  Because Aurora’s favorite color is blue, I found a some light blue cardstock in my stash and cut a rectangle 1/8” larger than the patterned paper and adhered the two together using Elmer’s Dot Runner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the blue rectangle and adhered to the back.  An A2 size cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the panel was adhered to the font with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A thin strip of the blue cardstock was cut for the sentiment , which is from the same stamp.  It was stamped with VersaFind Black Ink, along with a little paw print on the left.  Aurora’s favorite cat is black and so another cat was stamped and colored black and then die cut with the matching die and adhered to the right of the sentiment strip.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the strip and it was applied to the lower third of the card.

Love the way the card turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Meow You Doin’
  • Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: C00, C1, C2, C3; C4, C5, C7; BG000, BG01, BG02; R24, R22, R21, R20; W5, W6, W7, W8, W9; E13, E17, E19; E31, E33, E35; YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24; E77, E49, E17; E23, E39, E47; Y38, Y15
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

Wish Upon a Star Birthday Card

Graphic images make great masculine cards.  I pulled out the Papertrey Ink See Stars Die and cut it from multi-colored glittered paper found in The Paper Studio Eat Cake 12 x 12 Paper Pad.

A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock was cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Upon a Star stamp set and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat set with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The black rectangle was then splattered with gold drops using a brush and watered down FineTec M600 Watercolor Pans.

3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the die cut star and adhered to the black rectangle.  Darice Adhesive Back Foam was added to the back of the black rectangle and then it was adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Eat Cake 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black
  • Lawn Fawn Upon a Star
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • FineTec M600 Watercolor Pans
  • Papertrey Ink Seeing Stars Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tap

Cupcake Shaker Birthday Card

I thought that the Sizzix Balloons and Cupcake Die would make a great birthday shaker card and think that it turned out well.

I started out by cutting some multi-color polka dot paper from The Paper Studio Eat Cake 12 x 12 Paper Pad using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  Next the Sizzix Balloons and Cupcake Die was cut on a slight angle. Clear acetate was cut to fit behind the cupcake opening and adhered using 1/8″ Be Creative Tape.  Double thick 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the rectangle and around the opening for the die cut. The well was filled with Doodlebug Designs Blue Jeans, Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix, and Mikuki Seed Beads Ruby.  The rectangle was adhered to a side folded A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The frosting outline was cut from red polka dot paper, along with the word “Happy” from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die and was adhered to the acetate using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Eat Cake 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Desgins 120# White
  • Clear Ascetate
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Sizzix Balloons & Cupcake Die
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die
  • Doodlebug Desgins Blue Jeans
  • Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix
  • Mikuki Seed Beads Ruby
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam

Gansai Pearl Colors Five Candle Birthday Card

I recently purchased the Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors Watercolor Palette and decided to make a clean and simple card using the Hero Arts Five Big Candles stamp.

Using the MISTI the image was stamped on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper.  This ensures a crisp image when stamping on the rough surface of watercolor paper.  I colored the candles using all except the White Gold watercolor.  Since I had just made a card using the Finetec Gold M600 Watercolors I used 620 Inka Gold and 650 Luna Gold to color the patterns on the candles, along with their flames.  The Pearl Cobalt Blue was watered down until it was a very light wash and was painted as a background to the focal image.

The 620 Inka Gold watercolor was used on a scrap of watercolor paper and dried with the Marvy Embossing Tool.  It was then die cut with one of the “Happy” words from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp and cut set with the Sizzix Big Shot to use as a sentiment for the card.

The focal image was run through the Big Shot with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Another rectangle was cut 1/8″ larger from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and adhered to the back of the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A side folding A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was placed on the card front to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment, which is also from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set, with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The focal image rectangle was adhered to the top of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The “Happy” die cut was adhered to the bottom right of the focal image with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Five Big Candles
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Finetec Gold M600: 620 Inka Gold and 650 Luna Gold
  • Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors: Pearl Pink, Pearl Scarlet, Pearl Lemon Yellow, Pearl May Green, and Pearl Cobalt Blue
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory and Black Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Micron 08 Archival Black Pen
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Finetec Gold Balloons and Present Birthday Card

I recently purchased the Finetec Gold M600 Watercolor Palette and wanted to create a card to try out these new watercolors.  I liked the way it turned out and love these shiny gold watercolors.

I began by stamping the image from Inkadinkado Happy Birthday on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  I used the MISTI since stamping on the rough surface of watercolor paper requires multiple stampings for a crisp image.

I used all six colors from the Finetec Gold M600 palette to color the image. So that the present wouldn’t appear to be floating in air a table was also created with the same colors.  These are very opaque pigments and so some of the lines of the image were no longer a crisp dark.  I used 05 Pigma Micron Pen to redefine the lines in the image.  Once everything was dry the image was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the 2nd largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle.  A rectangle 1/8″ larger was cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and both were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A second larger rectangle was cut from Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  A 1/8″ larger rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and they were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The focal image rectangle was placed on top of the larger rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Inkadinkado Happy Birthday.  Using the MISTI it was stamped several times with Hero Hues India Ink Black to ensure a crisp image.

An A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock. The larger rectangle was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image rectangle and then it was adhered to the cardbase with the same glue.  I think it turned out to be an elegant clean and simple card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Inkadinkado Happy Birthday
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Finetec Gold M600: 620 Inka Gold, 630 Arabic Gold, 640 Pharaonen Gold, 650 Luna Gold
  • Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Micron 08 Archival Black Pen
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory and Black Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam