Spring Shower Flowers Happy Birthday

There are several ways that this cover die can be used. You remove the background and leave only the flowers behind. You can take the flowers and layer them together. Or you can do as I did and keep the flowers and background together. The easiest way to do this is to turn the panel over after die cutting and add a panel to the back holding all the pieces together. To color the flowers and leaves I did a very messy watercolor, going outside of the lines. This makes the coloring go very quickly. For a finished look the panel was die cut again and the flowers and leaves removed, leaving only the back behind. It was sprayed with Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive and placed over the messy watercolored panel, leaving behind and crisp and clean panel.

A frame was created by cutting a scalloped rectangle and then using another A2 stitched rectangle to cut out the center of the frame. It was adhered using foam tape around the edges.

The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Altenew Spring Show Cover Die
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things  A2 Rectangles
  • Altenew 36 Pan Watercolors: Pink Diamond, Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Lavender Fields, Mountain Mist, Citrus Burst, Forest Glades, Frayed Leaf, Bamboo, Evergreen
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Colorful Flower Fusion Birthday

This is the second card I made using My Favorite Things Flower Fusion Cover Die. This time I decided to watercolor the flowers rather than the background. A vellum sentiment was wrapped around the flower panel. Foam tape was added to the back of the flowers and the panel was adhered to a card front. For a more finished look a frame was die cut using Penny Black’s Swirly stitched Rectangles and adhered over the flower panel and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flower Fusion Cover Die
  • My Favorite Things Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes
  • Penny Black Swirly Stitched Rectangle Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Double Stitched Rectangles
  • Cotman Watercolors: Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Pale Red, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Sap Green
  • Copic Markers: B26, B24, B23; BG78, BG75, B39; R17, R14, R12; R29, R46, R24; Y35, Y15
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Vellum
  • Rhinestones from Stash
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Scotch Tape

Watercolor Flower Fusion Birthday

I really like this background cover die from My Favorite Things. If you cut it several times and adhere it together for added dimension it make a lovely statement on a card. I decided to watercolor a colorful background for the flowers using Cotman Watercolors. I stamped the sentiment on some black cardstock, heat embossed it gold, and adhered it to the lower right of the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flower Fusion Cover Die
  • My Favorite Things Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes
  • Cotman Watercolors: Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Pale Red, Lemon Yellow, Sap Green
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Fluttering By for a Happy Birthday

This is another couple of My Favorite Things dies I’ve had in my stash for a long time and decided to pull it out and make a card. I die cut them from Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercolored them using Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors. Adhered them to a scalloped rectangle from Gina Marie Designs, and added to panel to a top folding A2 cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flowers and Leaf Trio
  • My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle
  • Memory Box Blooming Chrysanthemums
  • My Favorite Things Pentiful Petals and Paper Smooches Pocket Wish (Flower Centers)
  • Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors: Prussian Blue, Cerulean Blue, Bright Clear Violet, Sap Green, Yellow Green
  • Winsor and Newton White Gouache
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Beautiful Daisies Happy Birthday

I pulled out this die set from My Favorite Things called Plentiful Petals. The leaves are from Altenew’s Peony Dream 3D dies. My flower dies don’t cut well unless I use a metal shim, and because I used Bristol Smooth Cardstock they needed the extra pressure. I watercolor the flowers with Altenew’s 36 Pan Watercolor set. I rarely add splatters to my images, but I really like the way it turned out adding splatters of all the colors used to color the flowers, along with some FineTec gold watercolor.

To assemble I added foam tape between the flower layers, added gold mirror flower centers and added them to the top left of a cardbase. For added visual interest I had die cut and adhered Simon Says Stamp’s Triangle Pattern Background to the card front.

The sentiment was die cut from gold mirror cardstock. I used KB Riley’s Happy Birthday die, but I only wanted the word “Happy” so I fussy cut it away from the birthday. Added a secondary sentiment stamped on black cardstock and heat embossed gold.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Plentiful Petals Dies
  • Altenew Peony Dream 3D Dies (Leaves) Die
  • KB Riley Happy Birthday Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Triangle Pattern Background Die
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Altenew 36 Pan Watercolors: Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Forest Glades, Frayed Leaf, Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon
  • FineTec M600 630 Arabic Gold
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Stitched Flowers Celebrate You

I decided to dig into my dies and use some of the product I had on hand. I pulled out these stitched flowers from My Favorite Things. I wanted to water color them and so I used Bristol Smooth Cardstock to cut the flowers and leaves and colored them using my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I die cut Avery Elle’s Horizontal Strips and arranged the flowers in the lower left of the open circle. Stamped the sentiment in the opening with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The flower centers are gold mirror cardstock to match the heat embossed sentiments.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers
  • My Favorite Things Plentiful Petels and Cut Flowers (Leaves)
  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes
  • ZIG Clean Color Read Brush Markers: 050 Yellow, 067 Mustard; 070 Orange; 032 Persian Blue; 051 Lemon Yellow, 029 Geranium Red; 084 Deep Violet, 030 Blue, 021 Light Carmine, 028 Pale Pink, 029 Geranium Red; 043 Pale Olive, 083 Lilac
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Golden Balloon Shaker Birthday

I love the way gold mirror cardstock looks with this cranberry cardstock. I had a panel leftover from making Christmas cards and wanted to use it, rather than find a place to store it, so I paired it with My Favorite Things’ Balloon Shaker Window. Added some shiny gold sequins with a birthday die cut sentiment and you have a fairly quick and easy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Balloon Shaker Window
  • KB Riley Happy Birthday
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Cranberry Tart Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Ivory Base Weight Cardstock
  • Distress Onyx Black Ink
  • Darice Foam Strips
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

A Glittery Birthday Wish

I had a couple of panels of cranberry cardstock leftover from making my Christmas cards and wanted to put them to good use. As I was cleaning up and putting things away I saw this pretty black and silver striped paper and decided to use it to make a balloon birthday card. Add My Favorite Things big Wish die for a sentiment and you have a quick and easy card.

Products Used:

  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons
  • My Favorite Things Wish
  • The Paper Studio Black & Silver Stripe Glitter Cardstock
  • American Crafts Silver Glitter Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Cranberry Tart Base Weight Cardstock
  • Distress Onyx Black Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Cousin Iridescent Silver Cord

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