Wish Big Masculine Card

It seems like I go through spurts where I create a lot of masculine birthday cards at one time.  Maybe I just get my masculine mojo working and it’s easier to keep on going.  This card was inspired by the plaid patterned paper from my scraps.  I really like the way it turned out, maybe that’s becaue red is my favorite color.

I stamped one of the cupcakes from the Avery Elle Cupcakes stamp and die onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  I used colors that complimented the patterned paper, Distress Oxide Fired Brick, Antique Linen, and Twisted Citron.  To add dimension and shadows I used Copic Markers (E19, E08, B95, BG75, BG72; YG95, YG93, YG91, YG23, YG03, YG01; Y38, Y35, YR16; E40; E55).  I then die cut the images with the matching dies and added some Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back.

I created a top folding A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs Red Velvet Base Weight Cardstock, added a square of the the plaid patterned paper and stamped the sentiment from Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments:Birthday with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I decided to add a strip of blue cardstock as a separation, then I adhered the cupcake with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the frosting and flame, along with a few Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Distress Oxide: Fired Brick and Antique Linen
  • Gina K. Designs Red Velvet Base Weight Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Scrap Plaid Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E19, E08, B95, BG75, BG72; YG95, YG93, YG91, YG23, YG03, YG01; Y38, Y35, YR16; E40; E55
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Wish – It’s Your Birthday

When I saw the Altenew Layered Plaid dies I thought they would make great masculine cards.  I also really like the new My Favorite Things Wish Die.  For this card I used a green, yellow and orange color pallet.

I pulled paper from my scraps to make this card.  It is a little brighter than I anticipated, but I like the way it looks.  I cut the green base color to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  I then die cut the plaids from scraps of yellow and orange.  I used Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive to adhere them to the cardbase.

Originally I only cut the Wish die with green, but it got lost on the page with how busy the background was, so I die cut it again from the yellow and orange and stacked them slightly offset to see all the colors.  I pulled out some Copic Markers to give some color dimension and then added Glossy Accents.  This helped the sentiment standout on the card.  I stamped the secondary sentiment from CA Designs Birthday Palooza onto yellow cardstock with Altenew Evergreen Ink and used Copic Markers to give it a little ombre effect.  I added it under the Wish die cut word with a thin strip of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Wish Die
  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza Stamp
  • Altenew Layered Plaid A and B Die
  • Altenew Evergreen Ink
  • Copic Markers: YR38, RY17, YR15; G94, G85, G24
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Green, Yellow, and Orange Paper from Scraps

Rainbow Happy Masculine Birthday

I am really happy the way this card turned out.  I decided to my new Simon says Stamp Stitched Alphabet stamp set and used rainbow colors for the word “Happy.”  It made a great masculine card.

I colored the letters with Copic Markers (R29, R27, R24; YR09, YR07, YR04; Y18, Y15, Y13; YG17, YG03, YG01; B26, B24, B21).  Since this stamp set does not have matching dies I fussy cut around each letter and added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for dimension.

I die cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle die.  I wanted to place the word on an angle and decided on a strip of black cardstock for the secondary greeting, which was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.   I added a thin strip of foam tape so that the letters could tuck behind it.

I wasn’t happy with the way it look and so I decided to cut more strips of black paper in varying widths and adhere them randomly.  I liked that much betters, but didn’t like some of the spacing and so I took a Pigma Macron Archival Pen 05 and 01 to add lines and dashes and really like how it turned out.

An A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock and the focal rectangle was adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

Wonky Cake Make a Wish

I liked this cute wonky cake digital stamp from Pretty Cute Stamps.  I printed with my laser printer onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it the complimentary colors of orange and blue.

Copic Markers used were: B25, B24, B23; YR09, YR07, YR04; Y19, Y17, Y15.  Once the coloring was complete it was cut using the the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  It was placed on some Darice Sticky Back Foam and traced with a pencil and fussy cut with scissors.

A rectangle of Neena cardstock was cut with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX and matted with some royal blue cardstock from my stash.  The two were adhered together with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The cake was placed on the white rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment from My Favorite Things Make a Wish with Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink.  The wonky cake was then adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

A rectangle of orange and white chevron patterned paper from the Recollections Bright and Basic Paper Pad was cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with the same dotliner adhesive.

As a final embellishment Doodlebug Designs Tangerine, Bumblebee, and Blue Jeans Sequins were scatter around the cake, along with Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine Sequins using Ranger Collage Medium.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pretty Cute Stamps Wonky Cake
  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink
  • Brother HL-L2380DW Ink Jet Printer
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Bright and Basic 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Copic Markers: B25, B24, B23; YR09, YR07, YR04; Y19, Y17, Y15
  • Doodlebug Designs Tangerine, Bumblebee, Blue Jeans Sequins
  • Neat & Tangled Peacock Feathers
  • Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX

It’s Your Birthday – Eat Cake

I’ve had the CZ Designs Birthday Palooza stamp set for some time and hadn’t used it, so I decided to pull it out to make this card.  I really like how it turned out.

I stamped the cake and sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink since I planned to color them with Copic Markers.  Colors used were: E59, E57, E55; V09, V06, V04; B26, B24, B23; BG15, BG13, BG11; YG17, YG03, YG01; Y08, Y06, Y04; YR09, YR07, YR04; R29, R27, R24.  After coloring I die cut them with the matching dies.

I decided to keep this a clean and simple card.  I cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  I matted it with a rectangle of turquoise cardstock and then added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back.

I placed the cake and die cut sentiment on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment.  Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive was used to adhere the rectangle to the cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza
  • Copic Markers: E59, E57, E55; V09, V06, V04; B26, B24, B23; BG15, BG13, BG11; YG17, YG03, YG01; Y08, Y06, Y04; YR09, YR07, YR04; R29, R27, R24
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Celebrate: It’s Your Birthday

I was in need of some masculine birthday cards and so I decided to use the Sizzix Balloons and Cupcake die.  I cut it from both a royal blue and white cardstock I had in my stash.  Primary colors were used for the rest of the color pallet.

I decided to add some balloons with the cupcake and stamped the images using Distress Oxide Inks Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple, Blueprint Sketch.  I tied some Sulky Gold Metallic Thread to the balloons and adhered them to the back of the cupcake with some Scotch Tape.

A rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  The cupcake and balloons were placed on top to determine where to stamp the sentiment from SugarPea Designs Celebrate All Things, which was stamped in both the red and blue Oxide inks.  The cupcake and balloons were adhered to the card front using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  I decided that the focal image rectangle needed a little more pop to make it stand out and so I decided to mat it with some red cardstock that I had in my scraps.  I think it added the perfect splash of color.

For added visual interest I took a small waterbrush and painted some sprinkles on the frosting with the same Oxide inks.  As a final embellishment I added Stardust Stickles to the sprinkles and balloons and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix Balloons and Cupcake
  • Sugarpea Designs Celebrate All Things
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot
  • Waterbrush
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Velvet Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Star Dust Stickles

Celebrate Your Special Day Cupcake

I have always loved the Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Trio.  I don’t think it is available anymore, but it makes a great masculine birthday card.  For this one I decided to use my Finetec Pearlescent Colours.

Because the Finetec Pearlescents are watercolors I stamped the image on a quarter sheet of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Detailed Clear Embossing Powder.  I then watercolored the image with the Amethyst, Orange Copper, Pearl Silver, Pearl Gold, Sapphire Blue, Caribbean Green pallet.  When the image was colored I added fine splatters on the background with the same colors and a small watercolor brush.

The sentiment is from the SugarPea Designs Celebrate All Things stamp set and was stamped with the VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat set with the same clear embossing powder.

The image was sized down using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  A rectangle of Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for dimension and it was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase base from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Treat Trio
  • Sugarpea Designs Celebrate All the Things
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Finetec Pearlescent Colours: Amethyst, Orange Copper, Pearl Silver, Pearl Gold, Sapphire Blue, Caribbean Green
  • Silver Brush #2 and #6
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Alcohol Ink Background Casting the Bait Birthday Wishes

My son loves fly fishing and red is his favorite color, so I decided the create an alcohol ink background that would look like colorful red sunset and then stamp the silhouette image of a fisherman from Woodware Stamps called Casting the Bait.  Love the way it turned out.

I used Terra Cotta, Watermelon, Caramel, Sunshine Yellow Ranger Alcohol Inks for the background.  When it was almost dry I used some Craft Deco Gold Foil, which would cling to the areas that still had a little moisture.  It created a striking background.  I left it to dry overnight and then sprayed it with Grumbacher Matte Final Fixative Spray before stamping the image from Woodware Stamp Set Casting the Bait.  I then ran it through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back and then it was adhered to a side folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Black Onyx Base Weight Cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Woodware Stamps Casting the Bait
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks: Terra Cotta, Watermelon, Caramel, Sunshine Yellow
  • Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Craft Deco Foil Gold
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Yupo Paper
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Industrial Tarnished Silver Birthday Card

I love the new Ranger 3-D embossing folders.  They give such a deep impression and a couple of them make great masculine birthday card.  This card using the Ranger 3-D Foundry Embossing Folder and Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock.  Once it was embossed it was distressed or tarnished by running StazOn Jet Black Ink lightly over the surface, which really highlighted all the rivets in the design.

For the sentiment the word “birthday” was stamped on black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder.  The word “happy” was die from the same mirror cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy die and adhered above the embossed sentiment.  In keeping with the industrial feel, the sentiment was adhered to the front of the dry embossed panel using silver wire.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then it was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Ranger 3D Foundry Embossing Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Black Onyx Base Weight Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink
  • Bead Landing Stringing 24-Gauge Beading Wire
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

 

 

Tarnished Metal Mechanics Birthday

On Splitcoaststampers.com this week’s featured stamper is Donna and I was inspired by one of her creations called Metallic Masculine Birthday found at: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2865710?&cat=500&ppuser=12992.  I decided to try my hand at a similar card using the new Sizzix 3-D Mechanics Texture Plate, embossing it on silver mirror cardstock and giving it a good tarnish with StazOn Onyx Black Ink.

I die cut a rectangle of Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock with the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Sizzix 3-D Mechanics Embossing Folder.  These new embossing folder give such a deep impression and are amazing.  I took StazOn Onyx Black Ink and ran it across the surface until all the raised areas of the embossing were covered with black ink.

I didn’t want the sentiment to take away from the wonderful background and so a circle of Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX die.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Detailed Silver Embossing Powder.  The circle was adhered directly to the mirror cardstock at the center of one of the gears using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Black Fun Foam cut 1/8″ smaller than the rectangle was added to the back of the focal image.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock and the embossed rectangle was adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix Alterations 3-D Texture Fades Mechanics Embossing Folder
  • Simon Says Stamp Best Ever
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Black Onyx Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Black Fun Foam
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive