Happy Birthday to a Tee

This is such a fun image for the golfer’s in your life. The stamp set also has a woman golfer. We have lots of golf greens around us and they are out almost year round, doesn’t matter the weather, a golfer is addicted to swinging the clubs.

Products Used:

  • Art Impressions Par-Tee Golfers
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Copic Markers: Y08, Y06, Y04, Y26, Y23; B01, B00, B000, B0000; C5, C3, C1, C0; E13, E11, E02, E00; YG67, YG17, YG03; G29, G46, G24; E37, E35, E34, E33
  • My Favorite Things Mod Rectangle STAX
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Alcohol Birthday Die II

This is the card made from the negative die cut of the previous card. Love the look of the green, turquoise, and white.

Products Used:

  • Pearl Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Inks
  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Portrait Die
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Lime Green Sticky Back Foam

Alcohol Ink Birthday Die

I love when you get two cards from the negative and positive die cut background. A Lifestyle Crafts Chain embossing folded added even more visual interest.

Products Used:

  • Pearl Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Inks
  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Portrait Die
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Typing Paper
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • Lime Green Sticky Back Foam

Alcohol Ink Wish Big

I backed this text block from Papertrey Ink with a pretty alcohol ink background. I layered the die cut several times to give it more weight and presence on the page.

Products Used:

  • Pearl Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Inks
  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Horizontal Die
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Lime Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Blooming Chrysanthemum Happy Birthday

Can you tell I’ve been on an alcohol ink background kick. I love the way they have such beautiful variation in colors. They make the perfect background for a simple die cut focal image.

Products Used:

  • Pearl Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Inks
  • Memory Box Blooming Chrysanthemum Die
  • Papertrey Ink Inside Out Birthday Stamp
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Elmer’s Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kirkland Glossy Photo Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Here’s To Celebration You!

Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers 2 is a lovely large set. For this card I cut off the fourth flower so it would fit better on an A2 card.

Products Used:

  • Papertrey Ink Inside Out Birthday Stamp
  • Copic Markers: Y15, Y15, Y11, YR24; R46, R24, R14, R02; YG67, YG17, YG03; B000
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Wink of Stella Clear

Text Block Masculine Birthday

I love these word block dies from Papertrey Ink. They make great and simple cards. For the background I used the rectangle cut out from the previous card for inside the shaker.

Products Used:

  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Portrait Die
  • Cleary Besotted It’s Your Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, Blue Lagoon, Wild Lilac, Grass Green, Red Hot, Sweet Corn
  • Copic Markers: B06, B05, B02
  • Cuttlebug Ben Day Dots Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Beader Paradise Miami Surf Beads
  • Mikuki Seed Beads Light Sapphire
  • Stickles Crystal

Sending Birthday Hugs and Wishes

This is the second card I created using the Tri-Fold Cardbase.  For this card I decided on a landscape orientation and adhered by patterned paper on the bottom left of the cardbase.  I added a square of dark gray cardstock to be the base for my focal image, which was a cupcake stamped using Altnew’s Layered Cupcake stamp and die.

This card was quick and easy to create.  I die cut the cupcake shape first and then stamped the layers using Altenew Inks.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink’s Stylish Sentiments: Birthday and was stamped with VersaMark Ink on the gray square and heat set with Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image square only on the portion that would be adhered to patterned paper tri-fold.

I did the same thing I had done with my previous card and used some Velcro to keep the tri-folds together.  Really like the color combination from this patterned paper.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Layered Cupcake
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Altenew Limestone Ink
  • Brilliance Starlight Silver, Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite
  • Copic Markers: Y00, E50
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square Die
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Bo Bunny Isabella Collection
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Rose Peonies Happy Birthday

Recently I watched a video with Tim Holtz demonstrating how to use Glossy Photo Paper, Distress Oxide Inks, and Ranger Distress Micro Glaze.  He created amazing backgrounds and I immediately went and ordered the Micro Glaze.  It came last week and I finally had some time to play with it.  One thing I can say about this technique is don’t throw anything away, no matter how awful you think it looks, until after you add the micro glaze.  You never know what beauty is hiding behind all that oxidize color until you bring it out with the glaze.  Here is a card made with my first attempt at using this product.

For this technique you ink smooch your glossy paper into Distress Oxide Inks that have been spritzed with water.  Oxide inks become very milky in saturation when they come in contact with water.  The great thing about them is that they are opaque and so you can add as many layers as you want, as long as you dry each layer between applications.  The beauty of the colors is only reveal after you add the glaze and buff away the residue.

I made several backgrounds and for this card decided to use the background created with the following colors.  For the flowers I used Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick.  For the leaves I used Peeled Pain, Bundled Sage, and Lucky Clover.

I recently purchased Gina K. Designs Rose Peonies and hadn’t yet used that stamp set.  I decided to stamp them onto my background with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder and then die cut them with the matching dies.

I arranged the flowers and leaves to fit an A2 side folding cardbase, made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  I wanted to have some visual interest behind the flowers and die cut a few background dies from Neena 80# cardstock, the one I liked best was Gina Marie Designs Stud Dot Argyle.  I was going to place it directly, white on white, to the cardbase, but at the last minute I found some matching pink cardstock in my stash and really liked how it complimented the flowers.

I glued the two rectangles together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, added Darice Sticky Back Foam behind it and adhered it to the cardbase.  The flowers and leaves were adhered with both Nuvo Adhesive and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  I stamped the sentiment from Papertrey Ink’s Inside & Out Birthday onto a scrap of the same pink cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder, die cut it with a My Favorite Things Stitched Sentiment Strip and added it to the card front with foam tape and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs Rose Peonies
  • Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Birthday
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Gina Marie Designs Stud Dot Argyle
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Sentiment Strips
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Lucky Clover
  • Ranger Distress Micro Glaze
  • Kodak 4” x 6” Glossy Photo Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

 

Color Burst Strips Let’s Party Birthday Card

I had made several cards using watercolor background created with Ken Oliver Color Burst Watercolor Powder.  I cut those background down with some rectangle dies and had a lot of strips of watercolor remaining.  They were so pretty that I decided to tape the strips together to create another background.  I really like it when I can make a card by using up something that I typically would have thrown away.

I used some Post-it Tape to hold the strips of watercolor paper together and then die cut it using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  The background is so colorful I wanted to keep the rest of the elements on the card pretty simple.  I decided to use Papertrey Ink’s Party Time Die.  I cut it three times from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and glued them together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive and then glued it to the watercolor strips rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

I added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the watercolor panel and adhered it to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the card was done.  Easy to create, but because of that beautiful watercolor background really bright and colorful.

Products Used:

  • Papertrey Ink Party Time Die
  • Ken Oliver Color Burst Alizarin Crimson, Lime Green, Orange, Lemon Yellow
  • Canson XL Watercolor 140# Cold Press Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • VersaMark Ink