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

Masculine Silhouette Hello Cards

I needed some masculine hello cards, which I find more of a challenge, but I like the way these turned out. The Echo Park Dots & Stripes paper are beautiful yet simple.

As with the previous hello cards, This time I did not cut the word from the center of a rectangle.  I cut the word only from a scrap of paper with the Brannboll Fet font cut at 120 pt.  At the same time I cut a .04 outline of the word from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.

I created a rectangle of the polka dot paper with the Big Shot and the smallest Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  I created a slightly larger rectangle from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes rectangle.

To assemble the card the polka dot and gold rectangles were adhered together using the Scotch ATG Glidder.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back of the panel and then it was adhered to a A2 side folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock.  The hello cutout and outline were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray.  Strips of 3M 1/2 Foam Tape were added to the back of the word and it was adhered to the front of the polka dot panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

For this card the hello word was cut from the center of a 6″ x 4 3/4″ rectangle.  The rectangle was run through the Big Shot with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  A small rectangle of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was adhered to the back of polka dot rectangle behind the word cutout with Scotch Tape.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was then added to the back of the panel for dimension.  The rectangle was adhered to the a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock.

Small strips of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape were added to the back of the word cutout, but even with the gold foil behind it and the added dimension it was getting lost so I ink blended some Barn Door Distress ink to the edges and this helped.  The backing on the foam tape was removed and the word was placed back into the rectangle and the card was done.

This card is exactly the same as the first but I used a different color of the Echo Park Dots & Stripes paper.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Echo Park Dots & Stripes Gray and Gold and Red and Gold Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes Rectangle die
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles die
  • Silhouette Word Cut – Brannboll Fet 120 pt. / Offset .04
  • 3M 1/2 Foam Tape
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Scotch Tape

Masculine Birthday with Ink Blending

Clean and simple graphics cards are excellent for masculine cards.  This card uses Hero Arts Pinstripes Background with Distress Ink blending.

A panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  After preparing the panel with a anti-static tool the panel was stamped with Hero Arts Pinstripes Background stamp and VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

Using a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool to add a rainbow hue with the following Distress Ink: Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Barn Door.

A panel of scrap blue cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed panel and glued to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to back of the panel and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Scrap green, red, and blue cardstock was ink blended in red, green, and blue distress ink and then die cut with Lawn Fawn Party Balloons.  Next sentiments were embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder using Hero Arts Make a Wish and My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings.  The balloon tails were cut from scrap white cardstock.  The green balloon was adhered directly to the panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue, the blue balloon was adhered using one layer of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape, and the red balloon was adhered using two layers of 3M 1/2″.  To add a confetti feel Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix and Seattle Spirit Mix, along with Gold Stars from Scrapbooking Days were scattered around the front of the panel with Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • MFT Birthday Greetings
  • Hero Arts Pinstripes
  • Hero Arts Make a Wish
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Detail White Embossing Powder
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Scrap Blue Cardstock
  • Distress: Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Barn Door
  • PPP Christmas Mix and Seattle Spirit Mix
  • Gold Stars from Scrapbooking Days

 

WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Dahlias Sympathy

I love all of WPlus9’s Beautiful Bouquet Stamps.  This card uses the Dahlias, which make a lovely sympathy card.

Unfortunately we all need sympathy cards.  I really like the color combination of this card.  I cut an outline of the Dahlias with my Silhouette Cameo and then stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink since I was using Copic Markers (see colors below).

Since the stamped image is the focal point using an embossing folder adds interest to a clean and simple card.  A panel was cut from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with the largest rectangle from Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then embossed with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  The embossed panel was adhered to the front of an top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and Tombo Mono Multi Glue. The focal image was adhered to the embossed panel with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings, stamped with VersaMark Ink on 120# Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock and adhered to the card front with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Dahlias
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Copic Markers: G28, G94; YG03, YG17, YG67; YG95, YG97; YG91, YG93; BG0000; V09, V15, V17; BG13, BG15, BG18; B32, B34, B37
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Look for the Miracles Fall Wreath

Recently I purchased the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Leaves because I thought it would make a beautiful fall card.  I decided to use it for the encouragement cards I make for Safe Harbor this month, and I really like how they turned out.

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I went into my scraps of paper and pulled out some burgundy, medium and dark green, red, light orange, yellow, medium and dark brown paper and ran them through the big shot with the small leaf die a couple of times.  To add dimension to the leaves I ink blended the edges with Distress Ink (colors are listed below).

I knew I wanted to make the leaves into a wreath, but I was having a difficult time keeping the round shape so that it would be large enough for the sentiment I wanted to use.  So I nested two circle dies from dark green cardstock to create a small ring.  I took a strip of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and cut it in thirds so it would be narrow enough to fit on the ring and not show and then I placed the leaves on the ring.  I tried to create a triangle with each color of leaves, varying the shapes and sizes.

Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock was run through the Big Shot with the rectangle for Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  I positioned the wreath of leaves on the rectangle to determine where I wanted to stamp the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles set.  Sometimes, when life is difficult and we are struggling to make changes in our lives it is good to be reminded of the little miracles that happen in our lives.  I used VersaMark Ink and Ranger Extra Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, prepping the area with an anti-static pad before stamping the sentiment.

When I went to glue the wreath to the front panel it was just took stark against the ivory cardstock, so I used Distress Gathered Twigs to ink blend the edges and liked how it looked.  I glued the wreath to the font panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  For the cardbase I used Gina K. Designs 120# Dark Chocolate Cardstock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″.  The focal panel was applied using Creative Hands Peel and Stick Fun Foam in Black.  I scattered some dots of Stickles Tidings and the card was done.

Since I always take three cards each month I created two additional cards with the same design but different colored cardbases.  The brown cardbase is my favorite.

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PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Leaves
  • Distress Ink: Carved Pumpkin, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Creative Hands Peel and Stick Fun Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Look for the Miracles
  • Stickles Tidings
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory and Dark Chocolate Cardstock
  • Marvy Embossing Tool
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Autumn Leaves Welcome

This is the last fall leaf card that I made this week.  This time I created a top folding A2 card from some dark green cardstock I had in my stash.  I decided to have a two toned background for the front of the card and so I die cut a green rectangle with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  00287w

For the sentiment I took a strip of the light orange cardstock and ink blended the edges with Rusty Hinge.  I ensured it was completely dry before stamping “welcome” from Hero Arts Little One in Simon Says Stamp Clear ink and embossing it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  To adhere the sentiment to the green rectangle I used 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  It needed a little something to separate the two so I pulled out some gold glitter cardstock and cut a thin strip and tucked it behind the sentiment, gluing it down with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I cut the leaves and ink blended the edges with Distress Ink, colors used are listed below.  I arranged the leaves how I liked them and adhered them all using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  For a final touch I added a couple of the Little B Acorn Stickers from Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit of the Month, and fall colored sequins I had in my stash.

I decided to use some gold glitter cardstock behind the green rectangle and cut it 1/8″ larger.  Because of the rough texture of glitter cardstock I adhered the two together using Be Creative Tape and then adhered the entire panel to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die
  • Stampendous Leaf die
  • Hero Arts Little One
  • Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs
  • Fall Colored Sequins
  • Little B Acorn Stickers
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape

Autumn Leaves Hello II

For this second card I changed the orientation to a side fold card made from Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate cardstock.  I once again pulled some scrap fall colors and die cut the leaves and inked the edges with Distress Ink, colors used are listed below. I die cut a rectangle from Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection with Simon Says Bundle of Stitched Shapes and blended the edges with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and applied directly to the cardbase with Tombo Adhesive Dot Runner.

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I cut the Hero Arts Hello die three times, one from dark chocolate, again with yellow and the last from gold glitter cardstock.  I glued them together with Elmer’s Glue Spray Adhesive and offset them just a little so all the colors could be seen..

I arranged the leaves how I liked them and glued the larger brown leaf in the back directly to the plaid rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The rest were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  For a final touch I added three of the Little B Acorn Stickers from Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit of the Month, and red sequins I had in my stash.  The Rusty Hinge ink was darker than I wanted and to add some additional sparkle I added Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen to the plaid rectangle and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die
  • Stampendous Leaf die
  • Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs
  • Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection
  • Red Sequins
  • Little B Acorn Stickers
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Autumn Leaves Hello

It was time to create some more welcome/hello cards for the new people in our ward at church.  This time I wanted to make them fall cards and so I pulled some leaf dies that I hand: Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves and Stampendous Leaf.

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Like all papercrafters we have a lot of leftover paper.  I pulled some fall colors and die cut the leaves.  To provide some dimension I blended the edges with Distress Ink, colors used are listed below. I die cut a rectangle from Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection with Simon Says Bundle of Stitched Shapes and blended the edges with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink.  I applied it directly to a top folding A2 cardbase made from craft cardstock with Tombo Adhesive Dot Runner.

I cut the Hero Arts Hello die three times from the same brown cardstock used for the leaves and inked the edges with Distress Rusty Hinge ink.  I glued them together with the Sakura Glue Pen.

I arranged the leaves how I liked them and glued a couple of the larger leaves in the back directly to the plaid rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The rest were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  For a final touch I added three of the Little B Acorn Stickers from Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit of the Month, and Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die
  • Stampendous Leaf die
  • Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs
  • Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid Collection
  • Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins
  • Little B Acorn Stickers

Noble Deer Masculine Birthday Card

My brother-in-law is an avid hunter and my sister is a saint since their home and cabin is decorated in hundreds of stuffed animals.  Although I like to take pictures of these noble creatures, Kirk enjoys the challenge of the hunt and has done it in Russia, Alaska, Africa, New Zealand, to name a few, and all across the United States.  The Stampin’ Up Noble Deer is the perfect stamp for a card for Kirk.

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I began by using the Avery Elle Double Pierced Squares dies to create a square from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  I love this cardstock when using Copic markers because it does not bleed through.  Next I stamped the image with Memento Espresso Truffle ink, however, I stamped off once to lighten the ink.  I used the following Copic Markers to color image.

  • Deer: E33, E35, E37, E41
  • Grass: Y93, Y95
  • Trees: E49, G28, G85
  • Cloud: C1, C2
  • Sky: BG0000, BG 10

I created a top folding A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  I cut some plaid cardstock I had in my stash with the rectangle from WPlus9 Gift Card Layers die and glued it directly to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Next I die cut some craft cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and placed the focal image on top to determine where to stamp the sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments with Memento Espresso Truffle ink.  To add some interest I took some twine I had in my stash and tied it just above the sentiment and then used a pick to spread the ends.

Next I used some 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to apply the focal image to the sentiment panel, and then I used some fun foam on the back of the craft panel, being sure to leave a channel for the thickness of the twine, and adhered it to the plaid cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory
  • Stampin’ Up Noble Deer
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Creative Hands Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Memento Espresso Truffle Ink
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Squares dies
  • WPlus9 Gift Card Layers die Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles die
  • Copic Markers: E33, E35, E37, E41; Y93, Y95; E49, G28, G85; C1, C2; BG10, BG0000