Sailing Into a Happy Birthday

I wanted to use up the oval of navy cardstock I had left over from another card I made and thought that it would be a great background for this ship from Stampin’ Up’s The Open Sea. I paired it with Altenew’s Dotted Scaled Debossing Plate because it looks a little bit like waves, but I wanted some added dimension, so I inked the plate with navy ink before running it through the Big Shot. I really like the distressed look that it gave to the background.

Products Used:

  • Stampin’Up The Open Sea
  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Altenew Dotted Scaled Debossing Plate
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight In the Navy Cardstock
  • Blue and White Bakers Twine
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Ovals

A Happy Birthday Journey

This stamp reminds me of the old Ford pickup I learned to drive in. How I remember those days of trying to get the timing right for the clutch and gas. A lot of jerky moves until I finally mastered the art. I wanted to use an Altenew Layered Plaid Background Die, but the white was just too stark and so I ink blended the background with some Blue Denim Ink and really liked the outcome.

Products Used:

  • Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous The Journey
  • Hero Arts Birthday Hugs and Kisses
  • Altenew Layered Plaid B
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight In the Navy Cardstock
  • Blue and White Bakers Twine
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Ovals

Green Plaid Vintage Motorcycle

I don’t know if there are green motorcycles out there, I assume that there are a few, but I chose the color simply because I loved the green plaid patterned paper. It was a quick and easy masculine card.

Products Used:

  • Paper Rose Vintage Motorcycle
  • Unity Stamps For the Guys
  • Paper Pizazz Pine Green Plaid
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Distress Oxide Ink Lucky Clover
  • Hero Arts Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Vintage Motorcycle Happy Birthday

I stamped the motorcycle image with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder, giving the vehicle that shiny hue. With a little pop of red in the sentiment I loved the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Paper Rose Vintage Motorcycle
  • Unity Stamps For the Guys
  • My Favorite Things Black & White Basics 6×6 Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Red Velvet Ink
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

For the Guys – Enjoy the Ride

I love the look of black, white, and red. With some great patterned paper and a bright and colorful image and quick and easy card is created.

Products Used:

  • Unity Stamps For the Guys
  • My Favorite Things Black & White Basics 6×6 Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Red Velvet and Amalgam Inks
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

For the Guys – Life’s a Journey

I was in need of some quick and easy guy birthday cards and so I pulled out Unity Stamps’ For the Guys. Mat the image with a die cut oval in a complimentary cardstock and a card is complete.

Products Used:

  • Unity Stamps For the Guys
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight In the Navy Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs In the Navy Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Ovals
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

You’re Just Plane Awesome Uncle Delos

My wonderful Uncle Delos just turned ninety-one. He is an amazing man and I’m blessed to have him in my life. I decided to pull out this plane image from Unity Stamps’ For the Guys because the sentiment was perfect. I ink blended some clouds using My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and frame it using a couple of stitched rectangles.

Products Used:

  • Unity Stamps For the Guys
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Altenew Silver Stone and Industrial Diamond Ink
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass Ink
  • My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
  • Hero Arts Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Happy Everything Leaves

For this leafy designs I ink blended Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks. Thoroughly dried the ink with my heat gun and then stamped the leaves from Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.

For the background panel I used the Sizzix 3D Lumber Texture Embossing Folder. Added a message bundles of gold thread and placed the leaves, pine cone, and acorn on top. The sentiment is from Penny Black and for dimension and to add to the fall theme I used red peel and stick foam.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves
  • Gina K. Designs Seasonal Sentiments
  • Penny Black Awesome Die
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
  • Copic Markers: R24, YR14, YR23, YG93, E59, E57, E55, E37, E34; R89, R59, R56
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • DMC Moline Embroidery Floss Gold
  • Sizzix 3D Lumber Texture Folder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Creative Hands Peel and Stick Foam Red
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

Birthday Leaves with Birch Trees

I saw this embossing folder by Stampin’ Up called Woodland, which makes a beautiful background for leaves and other nature based cards. I stamped the Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves first in Ink On 3 Fade Out Ink using my MISTI. I then colored them with Copic Markers and then restamped them with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. I didn’t have a large acorn stamp, so I found a digital image and used my VersaMark Pen to add the gold embossing powder. Really like the looks of this fall based birthday card.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves
  • Gina K. Designs Seasonal Sentiments
  • Penny Black Awesome Die
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
  • Copic Markers: R24, YR14, YR23, YG93, E59, E57, E55, E37, E34; R89, R59, R56
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • DMC Moline Embroidery Floss Gold
  • Sizzix 3D Lumber Texture Folder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Creative Hands Peel and Stick Foam Red
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

Celebrate Your Day Birthday Background

I purchased Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Background awhile ago and finally got around to using it. I really like the way it looks on a card. I ink blended a background in rainbow colors using Distress Oxide Inks and placed it behind the background die panel. Stamp a sentiment on some black cardstock and popped it up with foam tape. A clean and simple card to create.

Products Used:

  • Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout
  • Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Background Die
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square Die
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon, Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock