Celebrate: It’s Your Birthday

I was in need of some masculine birthday cards and so I decided to use the Sizzix Balloons and Cupcake die.  I cut it from both a royal blue and white cardstock I had in my stash.  Primary colors were used for the rest of the color pallet.

I decided to add some balloons with the cupcake and stamped the images using Distress Oxide Inks Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple, Blueprint Sketch.  I tied some Sulky Gold Metallic Thread to the balloons and adhered them to the back of the cupcake with some Scotch Tape.

A rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was die cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  The cupcake and balloons were placed on top to determine where to stamp the sentiment from SugarPea Designs Celebrate All Things, which was stamped in both the red and blue Oxide inks.  The cupcake and balloons were adhered to the card front using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  I decided that the focal image rectangle needed a little more pop to make it stand out and so I decided to mat it with some red cardstock that I had in my scraps.  I think it added the perfect splash of color.

For added visual interest I took a small waterbrush and painted some sprinkles on the frosting with the same Oxide inks.  As a final embellishment I added Stardust Stickles to the sprinkles and balloons and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix Balloons and Cupcake
  • Sugarpea Designs Celebrate All Things
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Candied Apple, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot
  • Waterbrush
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Red Velvet Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Star Dust Stickles

Tarnished Metal Mechanics Birthday

On Splitcoaststampers.com this week’s featured stamper is Donna and I was inspired by one of her creations called Metallic Masculine Birthday found at: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2865710?&cat=500&ppuser=12992.  I decided to try my hand at a similar card using the new Sizzix 3-D Mechanics Texture Plate, embossing it on silver mirror cardstock and giving it a good tarnish with StazOn Onyx Black Ink.

I die cut a rectangle of Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock with the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Sizzix 3-D Mechanics Embossing Folder.  These new embossing folder give such a deep impression and are amazing.  I took StazOn Onyx Black Ink and ran it across the surface until all the raised areas of the embossing were covered with black ink.

I didn’t want the sentiment to take away from the wonderful background and so a circle of Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX die.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Detailed Silver Embossing Powder.  The circle was adhered directly to the mirror cardstock at the center of one of the gears using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Black Fun Foam cut 1/8″ smaller than the rectangle was added to the back of the focal image.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock and the embossed rectangle was adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix Alterations 3-D Texture Fades Mechanics Embossing Folder
  • Simon Says Stamp Best Ever
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Black Onyx Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Black Fun Foam
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

TLC687 Gold Black Ice Feathers Birthday Wishes

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.

I decided to try debossing the Sizzix 3D Feathers into Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  Once that was completed I ran StazOn Jet Black Ink across the surface of the mirror cardstock.  This gives a much darker background.  Once the ink was dry I ran a VersaMark Ink pad over the surface of the card and then heat embossed it with Hero Arts Detailed Clear Embossing Powder, which gives the shimmer to the background.

I ran the embossed, distress panel through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Die.  I decided to add a mat of gold mirror cardstock behind the embossed panel, cut 1/8″ larger and adhered to the back with Be Creative Tape.  I find this works the best when adhered to the ultra smooth surface of mirror cardstock.

For embellishments, I stamped some feathers from the Mama Elephant Fair Feathers stamp set with the StazOn Ink and once the ink was dry I ran them through the Big Shot with the matching dies.  I distressed the feathers lightly by running the StazOn ink over the surface and then glued them together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  I added a pile of Cousin Iridescent Gold Cord behind the feathers and then attached them to the embossed panel by added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back.

The sentiment is from the same Mama Elephant stamp set and was stamped on a scrap of Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and it was adhered to the front of the card just underneath the quill of the feathers.  The embossed panel was then adhered to an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix 3D Embossing Folder Feathers
  • Mama Elephant Fair Feathers
  • Cousin Iridescent Cord Gold
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Be Creative Tape

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

Stitched Leaves Congratulations

This is the third card I made using the Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves stamp set.  My Aunt Betty and Uncle Delos are celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary this week.  I felt like these beautiful leaves would be a reminder of the time of year they began their lives together.

As with the other cards, Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper was covered with Distress Ink Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, and Peeled Paint. Each color was randomly applied onto the watercolor paper by directing smooching the ink pads all over the paper. The paper was saturated with a spray bottle of water so that the colors would blend together.

When everything was completely dry an anti static pad was used to liberally coated the surface of the watercolored paper to ensure the embossing powder would only stick to the stamped images. The leaf images were stamped with VersaMark Ink, heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool, and die cut with the matching dies.

To assemble this card I combined the design of the other two cards I made with these leaves.  An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock.  A rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and dry embossed with the Darice Wood Grain Embossing Folder and the Sizzix Big Shot.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back of the rectangle.  The arrangement of leaves were adhered to the front using both Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The sentiment is from the Sizzix Celebrate Die set and was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and an additional four time from Gina K. Designs 80# Ivory Cardstock.  Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive was used to adhere all of them together.  The sentiment was adhered to the front of the focal image rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The panel was adhered to the front of the cardbase with the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Stitched Leaves Stamp
  • Sizzix Celebrate Die
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle Die
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Extra Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint
  • Darice Wood Grain Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Spring Cupcake Birthday Card

For this card I printed the coloring image Spring Cupcake on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  It was then placed on the Silhouette PixScan Mat and cut with the Silhouette Cameo.

The image was colored with Copic Markers: R85, R83, R81; YG17, YG05, YG03; Y17, Y08; E49, E29, E27

A coordinating rectangle of pink patterned paper from Doodlebug’s Kraft in Color Paper Pad was die cut with the My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with the Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The word “celebrate” die is from Sizzix Celebrate die set three time from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  They were glue together using a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.  The cupcake and die cut word were placed on the patterned paper to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Happy with Memento London Fog Ink.

Rather than using 3M Foam Tape I decided to try tracing the image on Darice Sticky Back Foam and fussy cutting it smaller than the outline and adhered it to the back of the image for added dimension.  It worked great and I really liked the way it was one solid image of foam.

The die cut word and cupcake were adhered to the card front with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pinterest coloring image Designed2Delight Spring Cupcake
  • Copic Markers: R85, R83, R81; YG17, YG05, YG03; Y17, Y08; E49, E29, E27
  • Doodlebug 6 x 6 Kraft in Color Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Sizzix Celebrate die
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and Party Stamp
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

 

Have a Fabulous Birthday Jennifer

I’m having total hip replacement the end of October and thought that it would be best to make all the birthday cards for the young women in our ward throughout the end of the year.  All the cards I made for the young women are girl images, mostly from La-La Land Crafts.  This one is Fabulous Marci.  This is a digital image and was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then cut with the Silhouette Cameo and the PIXScan Mat.

This is a card that was made for Jennifer.  Her favorite color is blue and she has lovely long dark blond/light brown hair.  It was colored with Copic Markers (listed below).  To add some dimension to the card I accented the headband and roses with Silver Stickles.

To assemble the card I went through my stash of patterned paper and found this pretty Baby Blue Paisley paper from The Paper Studio.  It was die cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle.  Since the patterned paper has a little black detailing, Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  It was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment consists of a die cut from the Sizzix Celebrate pack, which was cut three times from black cardstock and adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  To determine placement the focal image was laid on the patterned paper, along with the die cut word, and the secondary sentiment from Winnie & Walter The Big the Bold and Party was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The “birthday” die cut was adhered above using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image and then adhered to the card front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Fabulous Marci Digital Stamp
  • Sizzix Celebrate Die
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, & Party Stamp
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • The Paper Studio Baby Blue Paisley Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E11, E00, E000, R20, R21; E59, E57, E55, E53; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; C8, C6
  • Stickles Silver
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Cupcake Shaker Birthday Card

I thought that the Sizzix Balloons and Cupcake Die would make a great birthday shaker card and think that it turned out well.

I started out by cutting some multi-color polka dot paper from The Paper Studio Eat Cake 12 x 12 Paper Pad using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  Next the Sizzix Balloons and Cupcake Die was cut on a slight angle. Clear acetate was cut to fit behind the cupcake opening and adhered using 1/8″ Be Creative Tape.  Double thick 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the rectangle and around the opening for the die cut. The well was filled with Doodlebug Designs Blue Jeans, Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix, and Mikuki Seed Beads Ruby.  The rectangle was adhered to a side folded A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The frosting outline was cut from red polka dot paper, along with the word “Happy” from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die and was adhered to the acetate using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Eat Cake 12 x 12 Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Desgins 120# White
  • Clear Ascetate
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Sizzix Balloons & Cupcake Die
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die
  • Doodlebug Desgins Blue Jeans
  • Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix
  • Mikuki Seed Beads Ruby
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam

Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Yellow Happy Birthday Card

For this card the Card the rose from Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile was colored in yellow Copic Markers. I love yellow roses.

Once the coloring was complete the image was fussy cut with scissors. Next a rectangle of 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock was cut with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then run through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder.  A Rectangle of yellow cardstock was cut 1/8” larger than the embossed rectangle and both were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back.

3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the cutout rose and it was adhered to the dry embossed rectangle.  The focal image rectangle was then placed on a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Sizzix Birthday Cake, which was stamped with Hero Arts India Ink Black.

The focal image was adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Sizzix Birthday Cake
  • Copic: Y15, Y17 YR23; YG93, YG95, YG99
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Yellow Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Patterned Paper Birthday Card with Sizzix Birthday Cake

This is another card made with patterned paper to create a background for the die cut image.  This was a quick and easy design, except that I couldn’t get the cake to look the way I wanted.  What I finally settled on was accenting the die cut with Inktense Pencils and a Dove Blending Pen to add dimension.

I die cut the patterned paper from Paper Studio’s Eat Cake Paper Back with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  I then used the stitched edge from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes to cut the patterned paper on an angle so that I could create an area on the cardbase for a sentiment, removing 5/8″ of an inch.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the patterned paper was place on top to determine where to stamp the sentiment, which is from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments, and stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black, using the MISTI.  Once the sentiment was in place, Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was cut and adhered to the back of the patterned paper.  Tombo Mono Multi Glue was used to adhere the two pieces to the cardbase.

The cake is from Sizzix Birthday Cake Stamps and Matching Dies and was cut from glitter cardstock.  The separate pieces were adhered together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Dimension was added to the die cut with Inktense Pencils and then it was added to the card front with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Studio Eat Cake Paper Pack
  • Paper Studio Glitter Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Sizzix Birthday Cake Stamps and Matching Dies
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Derwent Inktense Pencils: 0300 Tangerine, 0240 Sienna Gold and 1700 Mustard
  • Dove Blender Pen