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

 

Patterned Paper Birthday Card with My Favorite Things Party Balloons

This is the last birthday card I created by using patterned paper from the Paper Studio Eat Cake Paper Pack.  As you will see from my previous posts, I’ve created four very different cards from the same paper pack.

For this card I die cut a balloon patterned paper with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle, but decided that I wanted to leave the bottom of the cardbase without any patterned paper for the sentiment, so I ran it through the Big Shot again to form a square.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back for dimension and then adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Since the background paper is balloons, I used balloon dies from My Favorite Things Party Balloons and Lawn Fawn Party Balloons, along with the balloon strings from Lawn Fawn, out of glitter cardstock.  The chevron green paper is from Paper Studio Eat Cake, the orange and yellow are from Paper Studio Glitter Paper Pack, and the strings are from some gold glitter cardstock I had in my stash.  These were adhered to the front of the patterned paper square with Ranger Multi Medium Matte, with the exception of the chevron balloon which was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add dimension.

For the sentiment a Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy die was cut from the same chevron green glitter cardstock and three additional times from white cardstock.  All were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. The word cutout was laid at the bottom of the cardbase to determine placement for the secondary sentiment from Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and Party stamp set.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The die cut “happy” word was then adhered above it with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

I thought the card would be done, but I didn’t like the transition from the patterned paper to the sentiment at the bottom, so I cut a thin strip of gold glitter cardstock and adhered it underneath the patterned paper with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and liked the way this finished the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Studio Eat Cake Paper Pack
  • Paper Studio Glitter Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamps and Dies
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party Stamps
  • My Favorite Things Party Balloons Stamps and Dies
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons Dies (Strings)
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam

Patterned Paper Beary Special Birthday Card

This card was created around some patterned paper from Fancy Pants Design Trend Setter 12 x 12 Paper Pad.  I love the look of the navy zig zag paper to enhance the cute bear image from the My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday stamp set.

I began by stamping the images from My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored it with Copic Markers (colors used are listed below).  Once the coloring was done I ran them through the Big Shot with their matching dies.

To create a focal point I die cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then ran it through the Big Shot with We R Memory Keepers Stripes Sunburst Embossing Folder.  Adding this dry embossing draws your eye directly to the focal image.  A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and adhered to the back with Sookwang Scor-Tape.  I don’t like using liquid glue to adhered things together when using lighter cardstock.  The lines of the glue can sometimes be seen as it dries.

The bear, balloon, and presents were adhered to this rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A rectangle was cut from the patterned paper using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and adhered to an A2 Top Folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock with more Scor-Tape. The focal image rectangle was adhered to the patterned paper using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

For the sentiment the word “Happy” was cut from American Crafts Gold Glitter Cardstock using Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy die.  The secondary sentiment was stamped on a scrap of Navy Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and then double fishtail ends were hand cut.  The banner was then adhered just below the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the die cut word was adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte so that it would it would overlap the both the banner and focal image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday
  • American Crafts Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Fancy Pants Design Trend Setter 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E30, E33, E35, E57 (Bear); G00, G02, G03 (Presents and Hat); B97, B39, BF29 (Presents and Balloon); R20, R21, R22 (Presents); C6, C8 (Plate); C7, C8 (Nose)
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Black Soot Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • We R Memory Keepers Stripes Sunburst Embossing Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

 

 

Patterned Paper Balloon Bouquet Birthday Card

I have tons of patterned paper I have bought over the years and I rarely use it, so I decided to make a few cards with some of the 12 x 12 paper packs I have.  This card is made with the Fancy Pants Design Trend Setter paper pack.

There is a lot you can do with patterned paper by adding embellishments.  For this card I added interest to the card front by cutting a strip of striped paper out of the same paper pack and adhered it to the left of a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ number background paper with Sookwang Scor-Tape.  I then cut a panel with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.   For a birthday embellishment I pulled out the Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet Die.  Originally I found some scraps of cardstock paper that matched the colors in the background paper, but I wasn’t quite happy with the outcome, so I cut it again from American Crafts Gold Glitter Cardstock and then pieced the colored cardstock into different balloons and liked the look much better.  I kept all the pieces together by adding some scotch tape to the back of the balloon bouquet and then adhered it to the card front panel with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

For the sentiment I die cut the word “Happy” from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy stamp and die set from gold glitter cardstock and again from some Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam and adhered them together with the same matte glue.  I stamped the secondary sentiment from the same stamp set with VersaMark Ink on to a scrap of navy cardstock and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I then cut it into a fishtail banner and added both to the front of the card front panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

At the last minute I decided to add a thin strip of gold glitter cardstock to separate the two pattern papers and liked the look.  The focal image panel was then adhered to an A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet Die
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • American Crafts Gold Glitter Cardstock
  • Fancy Pants Design Trend Setter 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Distress Black Soot Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Hopeful Flowers Springtime Birthday Card

I like to take a smaller flower image from a stamp and change the look by stamping it multiple times.  This image is from the Gina K. Designs Hopeful Flowers stamp set and was stamped five times with differing heights to fill the entire front of a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.  The image was colored with Derwent Inktense Pencils in springtime colors. I really like the way it turned out.

I began by stamping the image with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink and then colored everything with the Inktense Pencils listed below.  I only purchased the 36 count pencil set, which doesn’t have any pink, but the more I use these pencils the more I like the results and so I purchased the 72 count pencil set today and well try and sell my slightly used 36 count set on eBay.  Once the coloring was complete I ink blended the card with Distress Tumbled Glass at the top and Mowed Lawn at the bottom.

I haven’t been able to find Gamsol for blending these pencils, but I did find some Masterpiece Odorless Mineral Spirits at Hobby Lobby and they seem to work well.  I saw Amy Rysavy take a small jar and put a piece of sponge in the bottom and then filled it with the Gamsol so that it was easily accessible for dipping and wetting the blending stumps.

Once the coloring and blending were completed I used the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle and die cut the image. I wanted to enhance the colored spring flowers panel with a slight larger green rectangle.  I searched my drawer of green cardstock scraps and found a green chevron glitter cardstock from Paper Studio Eat Cake which was the perfect color and added the right touch.  A rectangle was cut 3/16″ larger and the focal image was adhered using Sookwang Scor-Tape Adhesive Tape.  Darice Sticky Backed Fun Foam was also added with the same adhesive tape.  An A2 side folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and then the focal image was added by removing the protective paper on the back of the fun foam.

Using the same green paper the word happy was cut using the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy dies for the sentiment.  It was then cut again out of sticky backed fun foam and then adhered together for added dimension. Using a scrap of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock the secondary sentiment was stamped using VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder. Both sentiments were adhered to the card front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue. As a finishing touch Triveni Crafts Multi Color Rhinestones were scattered and adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • GKD Hopeful Flowers Stamp Set
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Distress Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Ink
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils: 1530 Felt Green, 1400 Apple Green, 1000 Bright Blue, 0900 Iris Blue, 0820 Peacock Blue, 0740 Mauve, 0700 Fuchsia, 0610 Red Violet, 0300 Tangerine, 0200 Sun Yellow, 0100 Sherbet Lemon
  • Paper Studio Eat Cake Green Chevron Glitter Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# white Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Triveni Crafts Multi Color Rhinestones
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Masterpiece Odorless Mineral Spirits
  • eBoot Blending Stumps and Tortillions
  • Sookwang Scor-Tape

It’s Your Birthday Masculine Card

I was in need of some masculine birthday cards.  I am naturally drawn to creating flower image cards, and so when I need a masculine card it takes more effort to figure what I am going to do.  I wanted to used some ballons and the rainbow colors for this card were inspired by the Lawn Fawn Rainbow Plaid patterned paper.

I raided my scraps of cardstock to find a rainbow of solid cardstock that would match the plaid paper.  I cut a strip of the patterned paper to 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered it to the left of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Because the remaining white space was pretty small I used the small balloon die from Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday and die cut it five times using matching solid rainbow colored cardstock.

I wanted the balloons to look like they were floating away and so I arranged them in the top half of the white area of the cardbase before stamping the sentiment, which is from the My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday stamp set, in Altenew Sapphire Ink.  I used Copic Marker B37 to add some details to the word WISH.  Copic Markers Y13 and Y17 were added to the candle flame.

Since the sentiment is blue I cut a small strip of blue cardstock and adhered it between the patterned paper and the white area of the card.  The balloons where then adhered with 3M 1/2″ Fun Foam on the balloon portion and Tombo Mono Multi on the tail.  A white highlight to the balloons was added with a white gel pen.  I then used the confetti images from the same stamp set and stamped them using matching Altenew Inks, colors listed below.  As a final embellishment multi colored Triveni Crafts Rhinestones were scattered in the open areas of the card front.

Derwent Inktense Pencils and a Dove Blending Pen were used to add depth to the bottom of the balloons.  I think before adding the pencils the image looked flat (see below).

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Rainbow Plaid 6 x 6 Paper Pack (1 ½” wide)
  • Scraps of Blue, Yellow, Red, Green, Orange Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday Balloon Die
  • Avert Elle Cake and Candles Confetti Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Altenew Ink: Crimson, Warm Sunshine, Autumn Blaze, Forest Glade, Sapphire
  • Copic Marker: B37, Y13, Y17
  • Rhinestones from Stash
  • Sukura White Gel Pen
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Dot Adhesive Stamp Runner
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Out of This World Birthday Card

There have been a lot of cards created with the Lawn Fawn Out of this World stamp set.  This card’s inspiration is from one created by Nicole Spohr.  It is for my oldest grandson who turn’s eighteen on April 12. I thought the sentiment “today the world revolves around you” was perfect.  What teenager doesn’t feel that way.

I created the background twice.  The first time I tried to use a falling stars stencil and just didn’t like the way it looked.  For the final product I ink blended Distress Ink Candied Apple, Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot on a quarter sheet of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock and found it to be as easy to blend as everyone has been saying.  Once the blending was complete I spritz it with water from my Distress Spray Bottle and waited about 30 seconds before blotting it with a dry paper towel and was very happy with the star like look it created.  I die cut the background with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles die then added some Paper Accents Gold Cardstock behind it that was 1/8″ larger than the die cut rectangle and adhered them together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Next I stamped all the images from the stamp set onto Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and colored them with the Copic Markers listed below, and then die cut them with the matching dies.  I arranged all the planets, rocket, and astronaut to determine where to stamp the sentiment, which is from the same stamp set, stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

Once the sentiment was complete, the images were adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue, with the exception of the Astronaut, which was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The focal image rectangle was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Out of This World Stamp and Dies
  • Distress Ink: Candied Apple, Wilted Violet, Fossilized Amber, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Copic Markers: E55, E47, E49; R24, R29, R46; C00, C0, C8, C9; E000, E00, E11; YG91, YG93, YG95; Y32, Y35, Y38, E43; YR15, YR18, YR09; B91, B93, B95, B97; G40, G43, G46
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Fun Foam Black
  • Inkssentials Glossy Accents