WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus Birthday

This pretty image from WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus always makes a lovely card.  The the outline was cut with the Silhouette Cameo and then the image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored with Copic Markers (listed below).

A panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut with the largest rectangle for Lawn Fawn Small Stackable Rectangles and then run through the Big Shot again with the Cricut Ben Day Dots Embossing Folder. The panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The image was adhered to the panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock three times and adhered together with Elmer’s Adhesive Spray.  The small “birthday” from My Favorite Things Happy Everything was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The “happy” die was adhered to the card with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the black “birthday” was tucked underneath and adhered directly to the embossed panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Ranunculus
  • My Favorite Things Happy Everything
  • SSS Sentiments of You
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: Berries YR09, YR07, YR04; Flowers: YR18, YR16, YR14; R17, R14, R22; YR24, YR23, YR21; B39, B37, B34; Leaves: YG99, YG97, YG95; YG95, YG93, YG91; YG67, YG17, YG23; YG03, YG17, YG67; G24, G94, G99
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cricut Ben-Day Dots Embossing Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stackable Rectangles

Darkroom Door Word Block Birthday Background

A word background stamp can make a clean and simple masculine card. This card uses the Darkroom Door Word Black Birthday Background, embossing, and ink blending techniques.

A panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes. An anti-static pad was used prior to stamping the background with VersaMark Ink. Gina K. Designs White Detail Embossing Powder was melted with the Marvy Embossing Tool.  Next Walnut Stain Distress Ink was added using a Ranger Mini Blending Tool, with the darkest concentration on the edges.

Two balloons were cut from scrap red patterned cardstock using the Lawn Fawn Party Balloon dies and then ink blended with Barn Door Distress Ink.  Red DFN Craft Thread was tied to the bottom of the ballons, then the ballons were adhered to the background panel with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The balloon ties were wrapped around the bottom of the panel and adhered in place with scotch tape.  The panel then was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate Cardstock with Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment from My Favorite Things Birthday Sentiments was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a strip of Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate Cardstock and embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder the adhered to the front of the panel with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold and Christmas Mix were scattered around the front of the card and adhered with Ranger Multi Matte Medium. Sparkle was added to the balloons using the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • MFT Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Darkroom Door Word Block Birthday
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons
  • Distress Ink: Walnut Stain and Barn Door
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Chocolate
  • DFN Craft Thread
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • PPP Metallic Gold and Christmas Mix

 

Power Poppy Peonies Welcome

For this stamp I searched Google for images of Peonies and found some that were pink with a tinge of yellow at the ends.  It was a pretty combination and used that inspiration to create this welcome card.

I printed and cut the Power Poppy Ponies Digital Stamp on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and then colored it with the Copic Markers listed below.

A panel of 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock was cut using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and run through the Big Shot with the Cricut Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.  The panel was glued to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Next th he focal image was applied to the front of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add dimension.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Beautiful Baby, stamped with VersaMark Ink onto some 120# Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder, then adhered to the front of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Peonies
  • My Favorite Things Beautiful Baby
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Copic Markers: Y13, Y15, R20, R21, R22; G28, G24; B0000
  • Cricut Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

 

Dark Room Door Word Block Happy Masculine Card

A simple masculine birthday card can be made using a background word stamp and some colorful ink blending.

A panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and then prepped with an anti-static tool before stamping the Dark Room Door Word Black Happy background stamp with VersaMark Ink.  Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder was then added and heat embossed.

Next Distress Ink was blended onto the card panel using the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool in a rainbow order with the following inks: Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Barn Door.  The panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Darice Adhesive Fun Foam to add dimension.

A sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments was stamped with VersaMark Ink on 120# Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and adhered to the front of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Darkroom Door Word Block Happy
  • MFT Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White and 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Distress: Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Barn Door

Masculine Birthday Card with MFT Chevron Coverup

Some of the most challenging cards for me are masculine birthday cards and I have a lot of guys that I need throughout the year. Graphic elements can make a great card and I really like the look of this card that was made using the negative space leftover from My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup.

First I took a piece of Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and used the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool to create an ombre of color with the following Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick.  The panel was run through the Big Shot with My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup.

To add dimension three additional coverups were cut using Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and all were adhered together using Elmer’s Adhesive Spray and then adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday stamped with VersaMark Ink on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.  It was then cut into a fishtail banner and adhered to the front of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • MFT Chevron Coverup
  • Distress: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick
  • MFT Big Birthday Sentiments
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • DFN Craft Thread
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons

Masculine Birthday with MFT Chevron Coverup II

Great cards can be made using negative elements from a graphic die. This card that was made using the negative space leftover from My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup.

A piece of Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and used the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool to create an ombre of color with the following Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick.  The panel was run through the Big Shot with My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup.

To add dimension to the chevron stripes I cut thin strips of 3M 1/2″ foam tape and applied it to the back of each strip.  (In retrospect I think it would have been much easier to cut the die again using Darice Adhesive Fun Foam.)  Using the cutout panel the strips were adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

Matching balloons were die cut from scraps of paper with Lawn Fawn Party Balloons and adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam tape, with the front balloon using a double thickness of foam tape.  The balloon ties were made from red DFN Craft Thread.  To keep the loops I put a dollop of Tombo Mono Multi Glue on my thumb and applied it to the thread.  This allows it to stiffen and it can be shaped while still wet and will dry in the desired shape.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments stamped with VersaMark Ink on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and then adhered to the front of the card with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • MFT Chevron Coverup
  • Distress: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick
  • MFT Big Birthday Sentiments
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • DFN Craft Thread
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons

 

Happy Birthday (Power Poppy Peonies)

The card was made using the Power Poppy Peonies Digital Stamp, which was printed on Canson 90# Cold Press Watercolor and cut with the Silhouette Cameo.

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The color of the peonies in real life are more purple than are shown here. Colors from Winsor & Newton Artist Grade 24 Half Pan Watercolor set were used to watercolor the flowers.

A rectangle was die cut from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and then embossed with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  The panel was adhered to a top folded A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Darice Adhesive Foam.

The focal image was adhered to the embossed panel with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments stamp set.  It was stamped on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and embossing with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.  The sentiment strip was added over the focal image with 3M 1/2″ foam tape on the ends only.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Canson 90# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Power Poppy Peonies Digital Stamp
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Darice Adhesive Foam
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Winsor & Newton Artist Grade 24 Half Pan Watercolor Set

Pure Innocence Scientist Birthday Card

I am surrounded my scientists in my household.  My husband’s degree is in biology, my oldest daughter has a degree in bio chemistry and her husband is a physical therapist, my oldest son has a doctorate in geo physics and his wife has a masters in geology, my youngest son’s degree is in chemistry, along with his beautiful wife, and my youngest daughter is a pediatrician.  And then there’s me who doesn’t do anything with science, went to secretarial college, and loves to create.  Go figure.

Both of my daughters-in-law have birthdays in November.  I am always looking for stamp sets that I think my children and grandchildren would like.  This card was made with My Favorite Things Pure Innocence and Undeniable Chemistry and is for Monica.

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I took some Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper and prepped it with an anti-static pad since I planned to emboss a background for the card.  I randomly stamped the chemical symbols from My Favorite Undeniable Chemistry, added Ranger Silver Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

Since Monica’s favorite colors are burgundy and black I used Candied Apple, Seedless Preserves, Aged Mahogany, Hickory Smoke and Black Soot to ink blend the panel.  It was glued to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock.

The image from My Favorite Things Pure Innocence was stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink since I planned to color it with Copic Markers (colors are listed below).  Once the image was colored it was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the second Lawn Fawn Small stitched Stackable Rectangles.  A rectangle of Recollection Silver Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the focal image and glued together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Using Winnie & Walter the Big, the Bold and Party stamp set “birthday” was stamped in the lower right of the focal panel. WPlus9 Happy Trio was die cut from both Recollections Silver Mirror Cardstock and Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam and adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then to the focal image.

Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam was glued to the back of the focal image and adhered to the background panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Recollection Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • My Favorite Things Undeniable Chemistry
  • My Favorite Things Pure Innocence
  • Winnie & Walter the Big the Bold and Party
  • Distress Ink: Candied Apple, Seedless Preserves, Aged Mahogany, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Copic Markers: Pants C6, C7, C9; Shoes C7, C10; Shirt R39, R56, R59; Beaker B000; Skin E00, E11, E51; Hair E49, E77, R59; Outline BG0000, BG10; Ground C0, C1
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • WPlus9 Happy Trio
  • Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam
  • Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Marvy Embossing Tool

Hollyhock Happy Birthday

Having outline dies really let a stamped image stand out on the page. That is why I always purchase matching dies if they are available, but the same effect can be achieved by either fussy cutting the image or creating a cut file in the Silhouette Cameo software.  Instructions for creating a Silhouette cutout image can be found on my September 29, 2016, post entitled “Happy Birthday Princess with Silhouette Cameo.

Penny Black Hollyhocks was stamped on a matching outline with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with Copic Markers (colors are listed below).  To help the focal image to standout even more on the card an oval was cut from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock using My Favorite Things Pierced Ovals STAX and then run through the Big Shot with the Darice Dots Embossing Folder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the hollyhock image and adhered to the oval shape.  Another oval was cut from Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and trimmed to be slightly smaller than the cardstock oval.

Matching pink cardstock from my stash was cut to 5 1/4″ x 4″ and adhered to the front of a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  This same glue was used to adhere the oval focal image to the front of the card.

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The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a strip of 120# Gina K. Designs Black Cardstock, heat embossed with Gina K. Designs White Fine Detail Embossing Powder.  Two fishtail ends were added and the strip was applied with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Hollyhocks
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Ovals STAX
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Darice Dots Embossing Folder
  • Copic Markers: RV11, RV13, RV14; y38, Y15; G99, G94, G21; BG10

Noble Deer Masculine Birthday Card

My brother-in-law is an avid hunter and my sister is a saint since their home and cabin is decorated in hundreds of stuffed animals.  Although I like to take pictures of these noble creatures, Kirk enjoys the challenge of the hunt and has done it in Russia, Alaska, Africa, New Zealand, to name a few, and all across the United States.  The Stampin’ Up Noble Deer is the perfect stamp for a card for Kirk.

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I began by using the Avery Elle Double Pierced Squares dies to create a square from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  I love this cardstock when using Copic markers because it does not bleed through.  Next I stamped the image with Memento Espresso Truffle ink, however, I stamped off once to lighten the ink.  I used the following Copic Markers to color image.

  • Deer: E33, E35, E37, E41
  • Grass: Y93, Y95
  • Trees: E49, G28, G85
  • Cloud: C1, C2
  • Sky: BG0000, BG 10

I created a top folding A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  I cut some plaid cardstock I had in my stash with the rectangle from WPlus9 Gift Card Layers die and glued it directly to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Next I die cut some craft cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and placed the focal image on top to determine where to stamp the sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments with Memento Espresso Truffle ink.  To add some interest I took some twine I had in my stash and tied it just above the sentiment and then used a pick to spread the ends.

Next I used some 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to apply the focal image to the sentiment panel, and then I used some fun foam on the back of the craft panel, being sure to leave a channel for the thickness of the twine, and adhered it to the plaid cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

SUPPLIES USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory
  • Stampin’ Up Noble Deer
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Creative Hands Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Memento Espresso Truffle Ink
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Squares dies
  • WPlus9 Gift Card Layers die Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles die
  • Copic Markers: E33, E35, E37, E41; Y93, Y95; E49, G28, G85; C1, C2; BG10, BG0000