Wish Big Masculine Card

It seems like I go through spurts where I create a lot of masculine birthday cards at one time.  Maybe I just get my masculine mojo working and it’s easier to keep on going.  This card was inspired by the plaid patterned paper from my scraps.  I really like the way it turned out, maybe that’s becaue red is my favorite color.

I stamped one of the cupcakes from the Avery Elle Cupcakes stamp and die onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  I used colors that complimented the patterned paper, Distress Oxide Fired Brick, Antique Linen, and Twisted Citron.  To add dimension and shadows I used Copic Markers (E19, E08, B95, BG75, BG72; YG95, YG93, YG91, YG23, YG03, YG01; Y38, Y35, YR16; E40; E55).  I then die cut the images with the matching dies and added some Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back.

I created a top folding A2 cardbase from Gina K. Designs Red Velvet Base Weight Cardstock, added a square of the the plaid patterned paper and stamped the sentiment from Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments:Birthday with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I decided to add a strip of blue cardstock as a separation, then I adhered the cupcake with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the frosting and flame, along with a few Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Distress Oxide: Fired Brick and Antique Linen
  • Gina K. Designs Red Velvet Base Weight Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Scrap Plaid Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E19, E08, B95, BG75, BG72; YG95, YG93, YG91, YG23, YG03, YG01; Y38, Y35, YR16; E40; E55
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Rainbow Happy Masculine Birthday

I am really happy the way this card turned out.  I decided to my new Simon says Stamp Stitched Alphabet stamp set and used rainbow colors for the word “Happy.”  It made a great masculine card.

I colored the letters with Copic Markers (R29, R27, R24; YR09, YR07, YR04; Y18, Y15, Y13; YG17, YG03, YG01; B26, B24, B21).  Since this stamp set does not have matching dies I fussy cut around each letter and added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for dimension.

I die cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle die.  I wanted to place the word on an angle and decided on a strip of black cardstock for the secondary greeting, which was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.   I added a thin strip of foam tape so that the letters could tuck behind it.

I wasn’t happy with the way it look and so I decided to cut more strips of black paper in varying widths and adhere them randomly.  I liked that much betters, but didn’t like some of the spacing and so I took a Pigma Macron Archival Pen 05 and 01 to add lines and dashes and really like how it turned out.

An A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock and the focal rectangle was adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

Tarnished Gold Embossed Birthday Card with Feathers

I liked the way that the gold mirror cardstock looked with tarnished with StazOn Jet Black Ink, so this time I used the same Sizzix 3D Feathers Embossing Folder and embossed it into the cardstock.  It gives a more subtle tarnished look, but I like the way it turned out.

For this card I decided to use gold mirror cardstock for the black ice technique, and I used an embossing folder for added dimension.  I really like the way it turned out.

Once the the panel had been tarnished, I ran i through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Die.  A mat of Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and adhered to the back with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Another mat of gold mirror cardstock was added to the back, again 1/8″ larger and adhered with Be Creative Tape.  I find this works best when adhering to the ultra smooth surface of mirror cardstock.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for dimension and the entire panel was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from the same black cardstock.

For embellishments, I die cut some feathers from the Cuttlebug Feathers and Arrows die set out of scraps of Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock.  The bottom feather was adhered using the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and to top feather was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink’s Stylish Sentiments: Birthday, stamped on a scrap of black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  It was adhered over the feather with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape, leave a small opening for the quills so they would be on the same level as the top feather.  Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle was added to the feathers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix 3D Embossing Folder Feathers
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Cuttlebug Feathers and Arrows Die
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Pen

TLC687 Black Ice Sea Shells Still Life Birthday Card

This is the second card I made for the Splitcoaststampers.com Try and New Technique Challenge called Black Ice.  I had to lighten the card quite a bit to be able to see the details in the photograph, but it is stunning in real life.

I started with some Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock and die cut it using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die.  Next I lightly ran StazOn Jet Black Ink across the surface to give it a distressed look. I then stamped the image from Inkadinkado’s Sea Shells Still Life and the sentiment from Papertrey Ink’s Stylish Sentiments: Birthday with the same black ink.

It takes a little bit of time for this ink to dry, so be sure and wait for it be completely set before taking VersaMark Ink and running it very lightly across the surface and then heat setting it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder. This is what gives it the black ice look. It is really stunning.

I mounted the focal image on a larger rectangle of dark gray cardstock which was also distressed with StazOn Ink.  Darice Sticky Back Foam 1/8″ smaller than the focal image was added to the back and then adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Inkadinkado Sea Shells Still Life
  • Papertrey Ink Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Gray Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Wishing You a Very Happy Birthday

This is the second card I made with Simon Says Stamp Square Dance Stencil by ink blending the background with Distress Inks.  This time I stayed with only blue and green ink and used a different word sentiment die to complete the card.

The rest of the card is clean and simple, adding a die cut sentiment from matching blue cardstock and then giving a little visual color interest with Copic Markers. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink’s Text Block Birthday Portrait and was cut four time and adhered together with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  A simple and easy card to make.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Portrait
  • Simon Says Stamp Square Dance Stencil
  • Distress Inks Mowed Lawn, Bundled Sage, Broken China, Tumbled Glass
  • Copic Markers BG15 and BG18
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Wink of Stella
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Night Out Eliza Birthday

Eliza is a beautiful young lady inside and out and her favorite color is yellow.  I printed the La-La Land Crafts Digital Stamp Night Out Molli on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and die cut the image with the Silhouette Cameo using the PIXScan Mat.  The image was colored with Copic Markers (listed below).

I found some yellow polka dot paper in the Authentique Delightful 6 x 6 Paper Pack and die cut it using the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  To draw attention to the focal image an oval of white cardstock was die cut using the My Favorite Things Stitched Oval STAX and then dry embossing with the Darice Flower Frenzy Folder.

The sentiment is the Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday die and was cut three times from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The thickness of the cardstock ensures you have good dimension with only three layers.  They were glued together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and then all the elements were placed on the front to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment from Winnie & Walter Sentiment Birthday Stamp with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The yellow rectangle was adhered to the card front using the Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The oval was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue, as well as the birthday die cut.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and then adhered to the middle of the oval and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Night Out Molli Digital Stamp
  • Winnie & Walter Sentiment Birthday Stamp
  • Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday Die
  • Darice Flower Frenzy Embossing Folder
  • Copic Markers: Y08, Y06, Y02, Y21; Y25, Y23, Y21; E55, E31, E30; YR24, YR23; E11, E00, E000, R20
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Authentique Delightful 6 x 6 Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Wish Big on Your Birthday Word Art

I really like this stripped cardstock from Craft Smith Indigo Gold 12 x 12 Paper Pack.  I die cut it using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and backed it with some Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock cut 1/8” larger and adhered to the back using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

A side folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the patterned paper rectangle was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Horizontal three times from the Navy Cardstock and adhered together with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  It was adhered to the front with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Sometimes great cardstock and a good sentiment can make a nice card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Navy and Ivory Cardstock
  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Horizontal
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle

Let’s Party Birthday Card

There are some great word art dies out there.  I have a few that I really like, but for some reason I don’t use them that often, go figure.  They are an easy card to make, with a little pattern piecing, and some mirror cardstock they have some glam.

I decided to use Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock to cut some polka dot paper with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Next I laid the sentiment die from Papertrey Ink Text Block Party Time in the center and die cut it from the patterned paper.  Next, I cut a rectangle 1/8” larger than the patterned paper rectangle from Gina K. Designs 120# Navy Cardstock and adhered it to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  This leaves a nice background for the sentiment, which was cut again from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and inlaid into the opening and adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

 

A rectangle of Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die and adhered to the back of the focal image.  It was glued to the front of a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Ivory Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.  A simple, yet elegant card.

Happy Birthday Cupcake

For the masculine cards I made in October I used a lot of Silhouette Designs.  For this card is pulled the PPbN Designs Pink Sprinkled Cake, but the great thing about silhouette files is you can make the designs any color you desire.

Who doesn’t love chocolate cake, and in a cupcake you can indulge and enjoy.  This has lots of blue frosting, with candy sprinkles from using Mikuki Seed Beads Lagoon Mix.

The base of the cupcake was cut from scraps of brown cardstock.  Shading and dimension was added using Copic Markers.  The Frosting was cut from scrap of light aqua cardstock.  Copic Markers were also used to add shading and dimension and then the seed beads were added using Ranger Multi Medium Matt.

From my stash of cardstock scraps a piece of dark teal cardstock was used to cut a rectangle using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.  It was then adhered to the front of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday Die was cut from the same light aqua cardstock and then shading was added to the bottom with Copic Markers.

The cupcake top and bottom was adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and 3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back.  The cupcake and the die cut “birthday” were placed on the card front to determine where to place the secondary sentiment from Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy, which was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  Then the cupcake and “birthday” word were adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Silhouette PPbN Designs Pink Sprinkled Cake
  • Papertrey Ink Wonderful Words Birthday Die
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Brown Cardstock from Stash
  • Light Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Teal Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Copic Markers: E59, E57, E53; BG0000, BG000, BG01
  • Mikuki Seed Beads Lagoon Mix
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet

The Story of Fall Happy Birthday Banner Card

When I was going through my patterned paper I ran across this pretty woodgrain paper from the Echo Park 6 x 6 Paper Pad by Lori Whitlock – The Story of Fall, which had a small printed banner and decided it would make a great card.

I originally die cut it using the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  Using my Silhouette I cut some additional banners with the word “HAPPY” cut out of some scraps of solid cardstock.  When I went to place them on the card, the letters just didn’t stand out enough on the card, so I die cut some matching banners without the letters from another patterned paper from the paper pad and glue it behind the letter banners and that made them pop.  I wanted a large “Birthday” word die and could find anything I liked, so I decided to use Papertrey Ink’s Text Block Birthday Horizontal and fussy cut just the work “Birthday” from the sentiment and adhered it under the word banners with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

I felt there was too much dead space on the card front and so I decided to make it a square card.  I cut down the rectangle to be 3 ¾” square.  Another 4” square was cut from the red cardstock and the two were glued together using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  A 4 3/16” square cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front using 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
  • Silhouette Lori Whitlock Banner Shapes
  • Britannic Bold Font
  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Horizontal
  • Scraps of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green Cardstock
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive