My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers Birthday Card

When I cut the woodgrain banner rectangle from the Echo Park Lori White The Story of Fall it had a cute flower corner that was left behind.  It was just a pretty, colorful paper that I just had to use it.

So, I went through my flower dies and pulled out the My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers die.  I then went through my scraps of solid colored cardstock and found some that matched the colors on the patterned paper.  I found some yellow cardstock and cut it 1/8” larger than the woodgrain paper and adhered to the two together using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  I then arranged the flower around the corner left behind in the patterned paper and adhered them to the panel using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and 3M ½” Foam Tape.

For a sentiment I pulled out the Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die and cut it once from the red cardstock and twice more from yellow cardstock and adhered them together using Elmer’s Glue Craft Adhesive Spray.  It was then glued to the open yellow rectangle of the card front.  The word “HAPPY” is from Hero Arts Birthday Messages and was stamped on a scrap of red cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossing using Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder.  A fishtail was added to the right and then it was adhered just above the “birthday” die cut with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

I felt like the white on the card was too stark and so I use Copic Marker E50 Egg Shell to color everything that was white on the card.

A rectangle of Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the focal image and adhered to the back.  A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the focal image was adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pad Lori Whitlock The Story of Fall
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers
  • Mama Elephant Birthday Script Die
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Scraps of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green and White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages

Avery Elle Bring on the Cake HB2U Card

This is the last card I made recently with the Avery Elle Bring on the Cake stamp set.  I used the Echo Park Lori Whitlock The Story of Fall to find this bright and colorful polka dot paper.

I first die cut the patterned paper using the largest Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  The cupcake images are small and so in planning the card I thought three images would make a cute card front.  I remembered that I had the Simon Says Stamp Square Sayings Tri Square Die and placed it on the right of the patterned paper and ran it through the big shot.  I used 3M ½” Foam Tape on the back of the card to be able to tuck the cupcakes into the square opening.

I stamped three cupcakes on Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The patterned paper was the inspiration for the Copic Colored used (E19, E07, R08; YR15, YR16, YR18; E49, E59, E57; BG13, BG11, BG10; G99, G94, G24; YR24, YR23, YR21).  Once the coloring was complete they were run through the Big Shot with the matching die and a small piece of foam tape was added to the back.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Ivory Cardstock and the patterned paper was adhered to the front using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The cupcake were tucked into the opening and adhered by removing the backing on the foam tape.

It took me a little white to decide what kind of sentiment I wanted on the card.  There was a lot of open space on the left of the cupcake and I finally decided to create some banners.  I pulled out the My Favorite Things Pierced Traditional Tag STAX and Tag Talks dies.  I used scraps of paper used on other cards made with this stamp set.  I extended the length of Traditional Tags by running them through the Big Shot Twice and doing some off the edge die cutting.  To hold all the tags together Darice Jewelry Designer Hemp Cord was threaded through the holes.  A little Ranger Multi Medium Matte was placed at the top of the larger tag and then adhered to the top left of the card front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Avery Elle Bring on the Cake
  • Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pad Lori Whitlock The Story of Fall
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Simon Says Stamp – Square Sayings and Tri Square Die
  • My Favorite Things Tag Talks Die
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Traditional Tag STAX
  • Copic Markers: E19, E07, R08; YR15, YR16, YR18; E49, E59, E57; BG13, BG11, BG10; G99, G94, G24; YR24, YR23, YR21
  • Darice Jewelry Designer Hemp Cord
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Flashy Florals Birthday Card IV

This is the fourth card I made with My Favorite Things Flashy Florals and their Wonky Rectangle.  To add interest to the focal image the rectangle was embossed with the Cuttlebug Kaleidoscope Embossing Folder.

Since the focal image was embossed the sentiment from Gina K. Designs Sentiment Bouquet was stamped on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the focal image and then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Turquoise rhinestones were pulled from my stash of embellishments and added to the center of the small blue flowers.

After the card was done I decided to scatter more turquoise rhinestones around the flowers and sentiment.  I’m not sure which one I like the best.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flashy Florals
  • Gina K. Designs Sentimental Bouquet
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Ocean Mist, Blue Lagoon, Peach Bellini, Tomato Soup, Jelly Bean Green, Fresh Asparagus
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Solar White 80# White Cardstock
  • Cuttlebug Kaleidoscope Embossing Folder
  • Turquoise Rhinestones from Stash
  • Recollections Turquoise Rhinestones

Flashy Florals Birthday Card III

This is the third card made with My Favorite Things Flashy Florals.  I love the pink and purple combination in the flowers.  A smaller My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle was die cut from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock. The flowers were adhered to the rectangle with both Ranger Multi Medium Matte and 3M ½” Foam Tape.

The second way I like to add interest to a clean and simple card is to add a mat of mirror cardstock 1/8” larger than the focal image.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same wonky rectangle and then it was adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flashy Florals
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Wild Lilac, Bubblegum Pink, Passionate Pink, Jelly Bean Green, Fresh Asparagus
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Solar White 80# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Zookwang Be Creative Tape

Flashy Florals Birthday Card II

This is the second card I made with My Favorite Things Flashy Florals.  I used less flowers for this card, since the focal image was die cut with a smaller rectangle from My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles.  All of the flowers were adhered directly to the focal image rectangle with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  The sentiment is from a retired set called Amy R Great Birthday Greetings.  For added interest to the smaller flowers I used some Queen & Co. Red Jellies and scatter a few yellow and red around the sentiment.

When you have a clean and simple card design I often like to add dimension by using and embossing folder on the card front.  A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and then run through the Big Shot with the Darice Basket Weave Embossing Folder.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” inch smaller than the focal image and then adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Flashy Florals
  • Amy R Great Birthday Greetings
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Red Hot, Red Velvet, Wild Dandelion, Prickly Pear, Jelly Bean Green, Fresh Asparagus
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Solar White 80# White Cardstock
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Queen & Co. Jellies Red and Yellow
  • Darice Basket Weave Embossing Folder

Flashy Florals Birthday Card I

I hadn’t used the My Favorite Things Flashy Florals in quite a while and so one day I pulled them out and started stamping them in multiple colors.  I decided to add some gold embossing powder for the flower centers on some of them, and for others I used the gold embossing powder for the second layer of the images as well.  It’s fun to create a lot of flowers at one time and then make as many cards as you can from what you have available.  I got four different cards from the images stamped.

The colors of Gina K. Designs Ink used for this card are listed below.  A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with the My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  I placed the flowers in the floral arrangement I liked.  Then used Glad Press and Seal to keep it all together and you can lift them off and stamp the greeting.  I used one from Amy R Great Birthday Greetings, which was stamped using the MISTI and Hero Hues India Ink Black.

Now it is time to put some Tombo Mono Multi Glue to the back of the floral arrangement you have on the Press and Seal.  It is easy to hold onto the edges of the excess Press and Seal to place the arrangement where you want it.  Add a little weight to keep things in place until the glue dries and you have a quick and easy card.  The only thing that doesn’t stick is the floral images not exposed to the back.  I popped these up with a little 3M ½” Foam Tape to add some dimension.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back of the focal image, which was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

The Thing About Courage

So many people I know are facing difficult challenges in many different areas of their lives.  I wanted to create a card of encouragement.  I love this sentiment from My Favorite Things DC Vertical Greetings.  I wanted it to take center stage and so I ink blended a background with Distress Oxide Inks: Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Peacock Feathers onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  These ink blend beautifully.

I waited for the background to be completely dry before I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine Onyx Black Ink because I wanted to add Hero Arts Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  I heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Tool and then die cut it with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  A piece of Gina K. Designs 120# black cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and the two were adhered together using Sookwang Be Creative Tape.

I rectangle of Darice Sticky Foam was die cut with the same rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image.  A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A clean and simple card focusing on a great message for all of us to remember.

The second card was made the exact same way, but with different colors of Oxide Inks.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things DC Vertical Greetings
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Peacock Feathers or Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, and Salty Ocean
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles

The Reel Deal Birthday Card

This image is very similar to Stampin’ Up’s Angler and is a digital image from Power Poppy called Reel Deal.  I always print these images on my small HP Laser Printer so that it doesn’t bleed when coloring.  The image was printed on Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers: C2, C3; R24, R27, R29; YR07, Y17, YG03, B23, B24, B26, B37; E55, E35, E57; YG91, YG93.

It was printed as a small image and so I die cut it using a smaller Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.  A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock.  The sentiment from My Favorite Things Celebrate You was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The focal image was adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  I love the way it pops off the page with the dark cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Digital Stamp Reel Deal
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Copic Markers: C2, C3; R24, R27, R29; YR07, Y17, YG03, B23, B24, B26, B37; E55, E35, E57; YG91, YG93
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheets
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

Petite Plushies: Happy Birthday Bunny

While I had already made a couple of cards for Aurora’s birthday, she recently told me she had asked for a black bunny for her birthday and so I decided to make one more card to choose from using the bunny from the Clearly Besotted Petite Plushies stamp set.

I stamped the bunny all over a 4 ¼ x 5 ½ piece of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I needed some other birthday images to fill in the open areas left after stamping the bunnies and so I pulled out Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes for the balloons, Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday for the party hats, and Avery Elle Cake and Candles for the confetti and stamped them with Altenew Mountain Mist, Buttercream, Soft Lilac, Frosty Pink, Sea Glass inks.

I stamped one more bunny on a scrap of cardstock and then colored all the bunnies using Copic Markers W0, W1, W6, W7, W9, R20.  Once the color was done the black bunny was die cut using the matching die and the background was then die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stiched Rectangles.

I searched my scraps of paper to find some light turquoise cardstock, which is Aurora’s favorite color and cut it with my guilotine paper cutter 1/8” larger than the background paper and adhered them both together using Elmer’s Dot Runner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was then cut 1/8” smaller than the blue rectangle and adhered to the back of the focal image.  It was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Celebrate You and was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a strip of the turquoise cardstock and then heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  3M ½” The black cutout bunny was added to the left of the sentiment and then the strip with cut to fit across the card front.  Foam Tape was added to the back of the sentiment strip and behind the bunnies head an then it was adhered to the lower third of the card.

This is eventually the card that was given to Aurora and she loved it.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Light Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • Clearly Besotted Petite Plushies
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes (Balloon)
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday (Hat)
  • Avery Elle Cake and Candles (Confetti)
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You
  • Copic Markers: W0, W1, W6, W7, W9, R20
  • Altenew Inks: Mountain Mist, Buttercream, Soft Lilac, Frosty Pink, Sea Glass
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • ½” 3M Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle

Floral Bliss: May All of Your Wishes Come True

I finally received the Simon Says Stamp Floral Bliss stamp set and wanted to use it right away.  I stamped the image on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper in the upper left and lower right of the panel with VersaFine Black Ink and then heat embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.

I decided to color the image using my Tombo Dual Brush Makers: 873 Coral, 636 Imperial Purple, 743 Hot Pink, 723 Pink, 443 Turquoise, 249 Hunter Green, 277 Dark Green, and 177 Dark Jade.  I didn’t water the colors down very much and they turned out very bright and colorful.  I watercolored the background of the images using Broken China Distress Ink.  I applied it to an acrylic block and spritzed it with water so that it was a light, pale color.  Once it was dry I cut down the images using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles and added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back to add dimension.

To focal image was then adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Sequins were scattered around the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Floral Bliss
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Distress Ink Broken China
  • Tombo Markers 873 Coral, 636 Imperial Purple, 743 Hot Pink, 723 Pink, 443 Turquoise, 249 Hunter Green, 277 Dark Green, and 177 Dark Jade Pretty Pink Posh Enchanted Garden Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles