Happy Birthday Gorgeous Keilie

This birthday card is for Keilie who turns fifteen on August 22.  She is a beautiful young lady with lots of long dark hair and beautiful olive toned skin.  I thought it would be fun to create a card that had her adding some makeup to enhance her natural beauty.

This is a digital image from Lily of the Valley called Jasmine Glam.  I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo with registration marks so I could cut around the image and pop it up on the card front.  The Copic Markers I used to color the image are listed below.

Once the die cutting was complete I traced the image on the paper side of some Darice Sticky Back Foam and fussy cut it, making it just smaller than the image.  I find this is the easiest and quickest way to add dimension to a die cut image.

I die cut a rectangle from the Neena cardstock using a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle and adhered it to a top folding A2 cardbase made from some light blue cardstock I had in my stash.  I placed the focal image on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment.  I thought this sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages was perfect for the image.  It was stamped using Altenew Persian Blue Ink.  The focal image was adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Lily of the Valley Jasmine Glam
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: B14, B12, B00; B37, B34, B32; R22, R21, R20; C9, E49, E47, E44, E35; C5, C4, C2, C1; Y38, Y06l E13, E11, E01, E00, R20
  • Altenew Persian Blue Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Sky Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle

Fluttering By with a Birthday Hi!

This week’s technique challenge was Punched Strips.  The example showed the punched elements at the bottom of the strip, but I wanted to use butterflies for this technique and they wouldn’t work at the bottom of a strip, so I put them at the top instead.

I cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  I punched my butterflies from scrap cardstock and then cut them into 1″ wide strips.  I wanted to add some dimension and so I ink blended the edges of the strips and butterflies with Distress Oxide Inks. I glued the strips to the die cut rectangle with a little Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  I popped up the butterflies with 3M 1/2″ Foam and added a little bling by using clear rhinestones for the butterfly bodies.

I didn’t have a stamp with the sentiment I wanted and I had created a sentiment using the Silhouette Cameo in another card this week.  It worked so well on my American Flag card that I decided to create my own sentiment for this card as well. I printed it in grey because the color scheme was soft colors and I thought black would be too stark.  It was cut another three times with the outline only and all where adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.

The cardbase is a Simon Says Stamp Pre-Scored A2 side folding cardbase.

This was a fun challenge and I loved the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
  • Scraps of Bazil Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Simon Says Stamp Pre-Scored White Cardbase
  • Clear Rhinestones from Stash
  • Silhouette Designed Sentiments with Good Vibrations and Antiqua Caps Fonts
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Land of the Free

I’ve had this die for years and have never used it.  Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple challenge this week was to create something with the American flag in honer of Independence day.  I really like the way it turned out.

I love it when I can put a products gathering dust in my craft room to good use.  Despite all the small pieces it really came together quite easily.   I added Be Creative Tape to the back of the cardstock so it was really easy to do the paper piecing.  I cut the die four times, twice from white, and then again from blue and red. It was easy to inlay the pieces because they were already sticky.  I love the crisp, clean look of it.

I didn’t have a sentiment that I like and so I created one in the Silhouette Cameo Software using Good Vibrations and Antiqua Caps fonts.  I printed the lettering once and cut the outline another four times from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  To adhere all the layers together I used Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  I then adhered it to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The flag panel was adhered to a pre-folded Says Stamp side folding A2 heavy weight cardbase with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Taylored Expressions American Flag
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Pre-Scored White Cardbase
  • Red and Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Handmade Sentiment with Good Vibrations Font
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

It’s Your Birthday – Treat Yourself

One of the things I really like about digital stamps is that you can make them any size you want.  For this card I use the Pretty Cute Stamps Hey Cupcake and made it large enough to be the focus of the card.

I printed it on some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo with registration marks.  This allows you to send it back through the software after coloring to cut around the image.

I colored the image with Copic Markers: YR24, RY23, YR21; E59, E57, E55; YG17, YG03, YG01; R24, YR23, Y02.  For the card front I die cut a rectangle using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and matted it with a piece of lime green cardstock I had in my scraps.  I placed the cupcake on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages with Distress Oxide Twisted Citron Ink.  3M 1/2″

Foam Tape was added to the back of the cupcake for added dimension.  I went through my paper pads and found this plaid patterned in the Lawn Fawn 6 x 6 Rainbow Paper Pack and cut it using a larger MFT rectangle die.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the plaid patterned paper was adhered using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The focal image rectangle was adhered to the cardbase using the same adhesive.  The backing was removed from the foam tape and the cupcake was applied and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pretty Cute Stamps Hey Cupcake
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Brother HL-L2380DW Ink Jet Printer
  • Distress Oxide Twisted Citron Ink
  • Copic Markers: YR24, RY23, YR21; E59, E57, E55; YG17, YG03, YG01; R24, YR23, Y02
  • Lawn Fawn 6 x 6 Rainbow Paper Pack
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Lime Green Cardstock Scrap
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Twin Congratulations – Welcome Tyson and Savannah

My niece recently had twins at 32 weeks.  They are tiny and still in the NICU, but they are doing well and growing.  We are so happy for them.  I wanted to create a card that would be perfect for her new little girl and boy so I went looking in the Silhouette Store and found this cute little bear image.  I mirrored the image so that they would be facing one another, fused them together to create a card and colored them blue and pink.  It turned out cute.

I cut the all the pieces required for images from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  You could cut them from different colored cardstock, but they look pretty flat when assembled that way.  I decided to color all the pieces with Copic Markers (listed below).  I added little eyelashes and a hair bow on the girl teddy bear and a bow tie on the bow.

The little bears are hinged at the top and originally I thought that I would only have the cutout be the card, but it was too small, so I decided to add a scalloped rectangle cut from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with on of the Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials rectangles.  The bears were adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The sentiment was die cut four times from the same cardstock using the Sizzix Celebration Die Set and the top layer was colored in an ombre look using the same Copic Markers.  I liked this better, but in the end I decided to create cardbase from some colorful cardstock I had in my stash.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the scalloped rectangle and adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Baby Shape Card
  • Copic Markers: B21, B23, B24, B26; RV10, RV11, RV13; R20; C4, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37; E35, E37, E39, E49
  • Winnie & Walter Audrey Essentials
  • Sizzix Celebrate
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Patterned Paper from Stash
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Rose and Chamomile Hello Card I and II

I like using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat for cutting around images that I do not have a matching die for.  These cards are made by printing the Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile digital stamp with a laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock, which ensure the lines won’t bleed when colored with Copic Markers (listed below).

To add visual interest a rectangles of the same cardstock were cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then dry embossed with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder (red) or the Cricut Ben Day Dots Embossing Folder (orange).

A2 top folding cardbases were made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the rectangles were adhered using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The flowers were adhered to the card front using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to add dimension.  The sentiment is Mama Elephant’s Hello Script Die, which was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED ORANGE FLOWER:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: YR18, YR16, YR15; YG99, YG97, YG93
  • Cricut Ben Day Dots Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

PRODUCTS USED RED FLOWER:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Copic Markers: R08, R05, R22; YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Mama Elephant Hello Script Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matt
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock

Shaped Birthday Cake with Buttercream Frosting

I die cut this Silhouette Rivka Wilkins Cake image with the Cameo, but I misjudged the size and it was too big to put on a cardbase, so I decided to make a cake shaped card.  I cut it a second time and scored the top ½” from the top and put ½” Sookwang Be Creative Tape above the score line and then adhered the two together.

The cake, frosting, cherry, and berries were colored with Copic Markers and adhered to the cake base with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry were used to add dimension to the berries on the cake.

The sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages were stamped on the frosting with Gina K. Designs Dark Chocolate Ink and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Rivka Wilkins Cake
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Dark Chocolate
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry
  • Copic Markers: YR31, YR21; E59, E55, E53; R08, R05, R22, YG03, GY17
  • Sakura White Gel Pen
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Dark Chocolate
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Cupcake Shaker Card

I wanted to make a shaker card for a masculine birthday card and decided to use the Simon Says Stamp Tri Square Die and cut it twice from a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  I then die cut the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes.  A rectangle of acetate was cut 1/8” smaller than the die cut rectangle and adhered to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Next 3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the panel creating six different wells around the six square openings.

Three cupcakes from the Silhouette Designs File by Alaa’ K called Yummy Cupcake Set were sized so they would fit in a square opening and then print and cut the using the Silhouette Cameo.

The rectangle was placed on the front of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock to determine where to stamp the sentiment for Simon Says Stamp Square Sayings with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  Sequins from Neat & Tangled Starry Night were piled in the appropriate locations and then the card front was adhered cardbase using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  The three cupcakes were adhered to the remaining three square opening with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  To add a little more added interest Martha Stewart Turquois Confetti were scattered on the front of the card front and adhered with the same Multi Medium Matte glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Alaa’ K Yummy Cupcake Set
  • Simon Says Stamp Square Sayings
  • Simon Says Stamp Tri Square Die
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape (Doubled)
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequin Mix
  • Martha Stewart Turquois Confetti
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Apollo Plain Transparency Film
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

 

Blow Out the Candles Birthday Wishes

I think graphic elements make great masculine birthday cards.  For this card I used the Silhouette cut file from Lisa Norris called 3 Birthday Candles.  The design layers candles with circles and stars cutout and a base candle with a wick and flame.  I decided to use scraps of colored cardstock for the graphic elements of the candles and Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock for the base.  The flame has a smaller inner flame, which was also cut from mirror cardstock, but to add some deeper color Copic Marker YR24 was added.  All elements were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

I could find the perfect die cut that I wanted for a large “birthday” word sentiment, so I used Papertrey Ink’s Text Block Birthday Horizontal Die and then fussy cut out the word “birthday” from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  To match the color of the candles matching Copic Markers were used to color the word.

A quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was run through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.  The candles and die cut word were adhered to the front of the rectangle with Ranger Multi Medium.  Once they were in place the secondary sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy was stamped with Altenew Autumn Black and Sunkissed ink and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Lisa Norris 3 Birthday Candles
  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Horizontal Die
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Altenew Ink: Autumn Blaze, Sunkissed
  • Copic Markers: YR16, YR15, Y06, Y04, G14, YG03, YR24
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# and 80# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Green, Yellow, Orange Cardstock from Scraps

Five Big Candles

This is another masculine birthday card made with a Silhouette Designs called Sarah Bailey Candles.  The design has two layers to the candles, a solid base layer and a top layer with different graphic shape cutouts.  The base layer was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and the top layer for scraps of colored cardstock.  All were cut using the Silhouette Cameo.  The larger candles are solid elements, even with the cutouts, but the two smaller candles are small stripes.  In order to not have to individually glue each stripe to the base candle Press ‘n Seal was used to lift them from the cutting mat.  This allowed all of the stripes to be glued and adhered together.  Each candled was assembled and glued together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  The word happy from WPlus9 Happy Trio Die was cut from the mirror cardstock.

To assemble the card a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was cut using the rectangle from WPlus9 Gift Card Layers.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.  The rectangle was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the candles, which were then adhered to the upper two-thirds of the card.

The sentiment was die cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock using the WPlus9 Happy Trio Die.  It was placed on the card front to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment is from Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The die cut word was then adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Sarah Bailey Candles
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • WPlus9 Happy Trio Die
  • Copic Marker YR24
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# and 80# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Essential 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte