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I decided to use the candles from Technique Tuesday’s Many Candles on a portrait oriented card. I staggered the candles, using post-it masks, with different colored inks from Gina K. Designs. Next I colored them with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete I fussy cut the image with my Cutter Bee Scissors and added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back.

I die cut a focal image panel using the My Favorite Things Elegant Rectangle Stack. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the rectangle, which was an open font for the word “birthday” so I colored it with the same Copic Markers used on the candles.

The candles really didn’t pop on the page because I had used colored inks, so I again decided to add some Ranger Stickles. This time I pulled out the Platinum color, but the hold was too large and a made a huge blob on one of the candles. I decided to try and salvage the card, so I used my finger to spread a lite layer of the Platinum Stickles over each candle. Once it was dry I added accents using Gold Stickles and adhered it to the sentiment panel. Surprisingly, it turned out okay.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Technique Tuesday Many Candles
  • Gina K. Designs Red Hot, Wild Dandelion, Grass, Tomato Soup, Peach Bellini, Innocent Pink, Wild Lilac, Cherry Red, Honey Mustard, Blue Raspberry, and Amalgam
  • Copic Markers: B04, B02, B01; R43, R22, R21, R20; R27, R24, R22; R85, R83, R81; V25, V22, V21; R05, R02, R01;R39, R37, R35; YG05,YG03, YG01; Y19, Y17, Y15; YR24, YR23, YR21
  • My Favorite Things Elegant Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam,
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Ranger Gold and Platinum Stickles

Rainbow Glitter Candles

I pulled out Technique Tuesday’s Many Candles and stamped them on a rectangle of white cardstock using Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. I colored them using Copic Markers. Once the coloring was done I stamped the sentiment below the candles using the same black ink and die cut the rectangle using an A2 Stitched Rectangle. I added Darice Stick Back Foam to the back of the panel for dimension and adhered it to the top of a side folding A2 cardbase.

I like it, but it seemed a little blah, so I pulled out my Ranger Gold Stickles and added it to the lined or dots in the candles. I also added it at the base of the flames. I really like the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Technique Tuesday Many Candles
  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Copic Markers: Y38, Y35, Y32; R29, R27, R24; YR09, YR07, YR04, YR16, YR14, YR12; Y18, Y15, Y13; YG17, YG25, YG03; BG18, BG15, BG13, BG02, BG01, BG000; B28, B26, B24; BV17, BV13, BV11; V09, V06, V04; RV69, R59, R56; RV66, RV63; R08, R05, R02, R32
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam,
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Ranger Gold Stickles

Rainbow You Take the Cake

When I saw this great sentiment die from My Favorite Things I immediate thought of the case image that was in CZ Designs Birthday Palooza to place in the open space by “the.” It fit perfectly, just like I envisioned.

I die cut the sentiment from white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Postage Stamp STAX Die and added some great rainbow cardstock behind it. I stamped the cake image using Altenew Ocean Waves and Fresh Lemon Inks, colored them with Copic Markers, and die cut them with the matching dies. Actually at first I stamped four different colored cakes, and tried putting three at the top of the sentiment, but it was just too top heavy, so I settled on only one at the top and one on the side, they were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape. The extra cakes were used on the inside of the card and the envelope.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the postage stamp rectangle and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things You Take the Cake
  • CZ Designs – Birthday Palooza
  • My Favorite Things Postage Stamp STAX
  • Copic Markers: BG15, BG13, BG11; Y15, Y13, Y11; YR24, YR23, YR21
  • Altenew Ocean Waves, Fresh Lemon
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Hooray It’s Your Day Birthday Tag

There are is some really great cardstock in the Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack. This time I decided to keep it simple and pair a great diagonal rainbow paper with a simple tag.

I stamped a present using a light ink and colored it with Copic Markers. I then stamped it again with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The sentiment is also from Winnie & Walter The Party and was added to the tag.

I decided to add a couple of orange strips to the tag pulling in the color on the present. The sentiment was stamped with some Grass Green Ink from Gina K. Designs. Some jute twine was added to the top of the tag, which was adhered it to the card front using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape on an angle.

A quick and easy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Winnie & Walter The Party
  • Neat & Tangled Classic Tag 1
  • Copic Markers: YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12; YG17, YG25, YG03
  • Memento Toffee Crunch Ink
  • Altenew Parrot and Olive Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Ms. Sparkle & Co. Twine & Jute Yellow and Moss
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Rainbow Happy Birthday Confetti Cupcake

I had a small piece of the rainbow cardstock I had used on my last card and didn’t want to waste it. I die cut it using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle.

I stamped a cupcake from the Honey Bee Stamps Piece of Cake stamp set with Memento Toffee Crunch Ink and colored it with Copic Markers. When I placed it on the rainbow rectangle it just didn’t have any pizzazz, so I pulled out Your Next Stamp Confetti Panel and ran the rainbow rectangle through the Big Shot.

That looked better, but it still wasn’t floating my boat, so I decided to mat it with some gold mirror cardstock and loved the look. I used a scrap of the mirror cardstock to die cut the word “happy” and cut it again from sticky back foam for dimension. I colored the edges of the foam using a Copic Marker so you wouldn’t see any white foam.

The secondary sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a small scrap of the red stripe in the rainbow cardstock to heat emboss in gold the word “birthday” using Simon Says Stamp Tiny Word Birthday and glued across the tails of the happy die cut.

A larger rectangle was cut from white cardstock using an A2 Stitched Rectangle and embossed using the Confetti Panel and then matted with gold mirror cardstock.

The focal image panel was adhered to a side folding white cardbase and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Piece of Cake
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes Candle Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • My Favorite Things Cause to Celebrate Die
  • Your Next Stamp Confetti Panel
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Memento Toffee Crunch Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Ocean Mist Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: E59, E57, E55; Y18, Y15, Y13; YR27, YR24; BG02, BG01, BG000
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Caribbean Ocean
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Rainbow of Birthday Candles

I love the quick and easy birthday cards you can create with these Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Candles.

I pulled out some patterned paper to cut the top layer of the candles and then backed them with gold mirror cardstock.

A rectangle of white cardstock was cut using an A2 Stitched Rectangle from My Favorite Things and then run through the Big Shot with the Stampin’ Up’s Subtle embossing folder. The rectangle was matted with some Onyx Black Cardstock from Gina K. Designs.

3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the candles for dimension and then adhered the focal image panel.

A sentiment from My Favorite Things was stamped onto a scrap of black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder. Foam tape was added to the back and the sentiment was adhered to the bottom of the focal image panel.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Candles
  • Copic Markers: YR27, YR24
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack
  • Darcie Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Happy Birthday Balloons for Troy

My son-in-law Troy is an amazing husband and father. He will be turning 45 in a couple of weeks. He loves salt water fish and has a huge aquarium in his home, I had a card ready to go with that scheme in mind. But, when I saw this great paper from Honey Bee Stamps with all the balloon strings I decided to create a card with a few balloons in black and white patterned paper.

I paired die cuts with a sentiment die from Penny Black. I liked the way it looked, but it needed a little something more so I pulled out my Mama Elephant Number It dies and some silver glitter cardstock and cut the number 45 and adhered it to the largest balloon.

It still needed a little something so I pulled out some Ranger Silver Stickles and added it to the cross points of the checked balloon and the bottom of the sentiment. To make all the silver match I also cover the 45 with Stickles.

As a finishing touch I matted it with black cardstock and adhered it to a top folding white cardbase. Love the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED

  • Birch Press Design Party Balloon
  • Mama Elephant Number It
  • Penny Black Your Day
  • Honey Bee Stamps Back to Basic Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Black & White Basics Paper Pack
  • Ranger Silver Stickles
  • Paper Accents Silver Glitter Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock

Woven Distress Background You’re a Classic

The cars in Honey Bee Stamps Car Show make great masculine cards. This time I decided to stamp the Corvette with Ink On 3 Fade Out Ink and color it red with Copic Markers. Once the color was complete I restamped it with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Silver Embossing Powder.

Honey Bee Stamps You’re a Classic are the perfect pairing for these classic cars. They come with dies to cutout the sentiment. I stamped the first in Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink and the secondary sentiment with her Red Hot ink.

I wanted something to add focal interest behind the card and decided on Sizzix’s Woven 3D Embossing Folder. I first cut a rectangle of silver mirror cardstock and then ran it through the Big Shot to add the embossing. Next it was distressed with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and then matted with Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Hot Cardstock. The cardbase is Gina K.’s Onyx Black Cardstock. I’m happy with the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Car Show
  • Honey Bee Stamps You’re a Classic
  • Copic Markers: R39, R29, R27, R24; C9, C8, C5, C3; B00, B000, YR23, YR20
  • Gina K. Designs Red Hot and Amalgam Ink
  • Sizzix Woven 3D Embossing Folder
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Hero Arts Detailed Clear Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black and Red Hot Base Weight Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Black Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

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