You Make Me Smile Happy Birthday

I really like this stamp set from Gina K. Designs. I used Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Oval to frame the image and really like the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs You Make Me Smile
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 047 May Green, 045 Pale Green, )31 Cobalt Blue, 033 Persian Green
  • Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Oval Die
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Blue Raspberry  Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder

A Golden Happy Birthday

I love the way these deep purple flowers look against the filigree gold background. Such a rich and elegant look.

Products Used:

  • Clearly Besotted Happily Ever After
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • Spellbinders A2 Divine Eloquence Die
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold and Copper Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Paper Accents Brushed Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Daniel Smith Watercolors: Quinacridone Rose, Hansa Yellow Light, Cerulean Blue

Celebrate Your Special Day Ashley

This card was made especially for Ashley incorporating her favorite colors. I love this pretty flower from Mama Elephant.

Products Used:

  • Mama Elephant Peonies in Bloom
  • Altenew Smile More
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 021 Light Carmine, 028 Pale Pin, 042 Turquoise Green, 067 Mustard
  • Sizzix Fancy Edged Ovals
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Turquoise Sea

You Were Born Abagail – I Like That

I like the digital images from Paper Nest Dolls. They make great cards for the young women at church. This one is for Abagail.

Products Used:

  • Paper Nest Dolls Birthday Ellie
  • My Favorite Things Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes
  • Copic Markers: V09, V06, V04, V01; V17, V15, V12; R85, R83, R81; YR24, YR23, YR21; E11, E01, E00, R20; E35, E34, E31
  • My Favorite Things Elegant Rectangle Die
  • LifeStyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6×6 Paper Pack
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gold Stickles

Dotted Wish Big Cupcake

From the previous card that I made I decided to use the negative dots and create a background by adding small foam dots behind each polka dot and adhering them to a white panel. In keeping with the rainbow theme I stamped the cupcake on Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercolored it with the same Distress Oxide Inks. The sentiment is a die from My Favorite Things.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Wish Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Hello You
  • China Polka Dot Background
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 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
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
  • Foam Dots from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock

Balloon Bouquet Hooray

I ink blended a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks in a rainbow pattern. Added some balloons from Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet and a sentiment from Honey Bee Hooray and My Favorite Things You Wow Me and had a great masculine birthday card.

Products Used:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Hooray for You Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet Die
  • My Favorite Things You Wow Me
  • China Polka Dot Background Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • 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
  • Paper Accents Vellum
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock

Confetti Balloons Birthday

I’ve had this great background die from Your Next Stamp called Confetti Panel. I wanted to add some color behind the die so I ink blended another panel of cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks in a rainbow pattern, added some colorful balloons and a greeting and voila, a great masculine birthday card.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings
  • Birch Press Designs Party Balloon Dies
  • Your Next Stamp Confetti Panel Die
  • Penny Black Uplifting Balloons Dies
  • 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
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Stick Back Foam

All Star Birthday

I had this great star background die from Memory Box and finally decided to use it. I paired it with My Favorite Things Written in the Stars Die and Spellbinders Stars Five Dies. I like the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Written in the Stars Die
  • Spellbinders Stars Five Dies
  • Memory Box Starry Night Background Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Tim Holtz Kraft Copper Mirror Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

One Year Older Day Sketched Flowers

I like the previous card so much that I decided to to use the stamp set again. This time I stamped it in the corners with Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink and colored it with Copic Markers. I really didn’t like the way it was looking until I stamped it again with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Love the pink and purple color scheme.

Products Used:

  • Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers
  • My Favorite Things Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Copic Markers: R59, R37, R35; R29, R24; V09, V06, V04, V01; R89, R56, RV34; G99, G94, YG63, YG17, YG03; YR27, YR24, YR23; R85, R83, R81
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Woodgrain Masculine Hello

I used the woodgrain cardstock that the hello word was cut from for the previous card and inlaid a black hello into the negative space. Tied some black cording above the word and a clean and simple masculine hello card was done in no time.

Products Used:

  • My Mind’s Eye Wood 6 x 6 Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Michael’s Black Cording
  • Fibre Crafts Black Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive