Musical Notes Happy Birthday to You

When I showed my friend the last card I made with this Honey Bee stamp set she said it would be perfect for her grandson’s birthday. He plays a lot of musical instruments and is part of a drum core. So I decided to make her a card that would include a drum and trumpet, which are some of the instruments he plays.

This time I stamp Gina K. Designs Music Medley Background on some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock in Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige Ink. I then stamped the images directly over the background, masking some of the images to overlap.

Once I was done coloring I die cut the focal image with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. I used them on most of my cards. I like the finished result that they give. I adhered the panel to a black cardbase.

I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of black cardstock and heat embossed with detailed white embossing powder. Added some foam tape to the back for dimension. I then stamped musical notes as if the sound was coming out of the instruments.

I really liked the way the card looked, but at the last moment I decided to add some Ranger Glossy Accents to the instruments. I think it really added to the card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Music Speaks
  • Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout
  • Gina K. Designs Music Medley Background
  • Copic Markers: YR27, YR24, YR23, YR21; Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21; B28, B26, B24, B23; C5, C4, C2; Y38, Y19; E51, E50; R46, R27, R24
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock

Happy Birthday Alcohol Ink Background

I had an extra rectangle of hot pink alcohol ink cardstock waiting to be used. I decided to die cut the Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Background and add the hot pink panel behind it. It needed a little something extra so I pulled out the cupcake from Simon Says Stamp’s Birthday Circle and die cut it from both white cardstock and hot pink glitter cardstock and adhered it to the bottom left of the card front.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Background
  • Simon Says Stamp Birthday Circle
  • Leftover Alcohol Ink Background in Pink and Silver
  • Paper Studio Glitter Hot Pink Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# White Cardstock
  • Kirkland Glossy Photo Paper
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Celebrate Your Day Charlie Brown

I met my husband while he was playing Charlie Brown at summer stock theater. When I saw some cute Charlie Brown Peanut images on Coloring 4-Kids I couldn’t resist making some cards with them. This first card is the peanuts gang ready to play some ball. I colored it with Copic Markers, die cut it using the Silhouette Cameo and adhered it to an ink blended background. Wish his birthday wasn’t in October, but someone else from our generation will love it.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Charlie Brown Baseball Image from Coloring 4-Kids
  • Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Copic Markers: E29, E27, E25; E59, E57, E55; E7, E15, E13, E11; E35, E34, E33; E43, E41, E00, R20; B000, B0000; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; R27, R24, R22; RV14, RV13, RV11; R85, R83, R81; YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01; Y08, Y04, Y02; C5, C3, C2, C1, C0
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Broken China
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Silhouette PIXScan Mat

Sakura Happy Birthday to You

I love the way this stamp set from Ellen Hutson covers the front of a card. I stamped it on Bristol Smooth Cardstock and colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, cut it out with the matching die, and mounted it with foam tape on a pretty background rectangle.

Products Used:

  • Ellen Hutson Mondo Sakura
  • Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Hero Arts Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Makers: 021 Light Carmine, 028 Pale Pink, 048 Emerald Green, 042 Turquoise Green
  • Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Celebrate Your Day Birthday Background

I purchased Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Background awhile ago and finally got around to using it. I really like the way it looks on a card. I ink blended a background in rainbow colors using Distress Oxide Inks and placed it behind the background die panel. Stamp a sentiment on some black cardstock and popped it up with foam tape. A clean and simple card to create.

Products Used:

  • Poppy Stamps Birthday Blowout
  • Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Background Die
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square Die
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Ripe Persimmon, Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock

Party! It’s Your Birthday

I recently purchased Simon Says Stamp Square Dance Stencil and love the way it make a very graphic background that is perfect for Masculine Cards.  This one I ink blended the background with Distress Inks on the diagonal.

I love the combination of green, blue and yellow.  I decided to keep the rest of the card pretty clean and simple by adding a die cut sentiment from matching blue cardstock and then giving a little visual color interest with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Large Party Circle and was cut four time and adhered together with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  The secondary sentiment is from Poppy Stamps Into the Words and was stamped with Gina K. Designs Turquoise Sea Ink on 80# white cardstock and adhered just below the word “Party” with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape cut into a thin strip.  A simple and easy card to make.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Large Party Circle
  • Simon Says Stamp Square Dance Stencil
  • Poppy Stamps Into the Words
  • Gina K. Designs Turquoise Sea
  • Distress Inks Mowed Lawn, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade
  • 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
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive