Rainbow Ink Blended Masculine Birthday Cards II

I had a little more of the rainbow ink blended cardstock left and so I decided to make another couple of cards.  This time I wanted to see what rainbow letters would look like on black cardstock, and I love the way it turned out.  The second card uses gold mirror cardstock behind the negative word cutout.

For the first card a horizontal A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock.  To add interest to the front of the card a rectangle of black cardstock was cut using the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and then Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger.  The two were adhered together with Scor Tape.

The Silhouette cut letters are Franklin Gothic Heavy Font at 138.5 pt, stretched to be a little taller and cut from leftover rainbow ink blended cardstock.  The letters were applied to the black rectangle using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The easiest way to align them is to use the negative cutout for placement.  The secondary sentiment is from the Sizzix Balloon and Cupcake stamp set, stamped with VersaMark Ink, and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The focal rectangle was adhered to the black cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

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The second card uses the negative space of the rainbow ink blended cardstock cutout.  A strip of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock cut 1/4″ taller than the letters was added to the back with 3M 1/2″ foam tape cut to go around the letters and give them dimension and support.  The secondary sentiment is from the Sizzix Balloon and Cupcake stamp set, stamped with VersaMark Ink, and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was die cut using the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.  The word strip was adhered to the white rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A horizontal A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal rectangle was glued to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Products Used Card 1:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Silhouette Happy Cutout with Franklin Gothic Heavy Font at 138.5 pt, stretched a little taller
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Sizzix Balloon and Cupcake Stamp
  • Distress Ink Blending: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Darice Black Adhesive Fun Foam

Products Used Card 2:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock (1 ¾ x 5 1/8)
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock (3/16)
  • Silhouette Happy Cutout with Franklin Gothic Heavy Font at 138.5 pt, stretched a little taller
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Sizzix Balloon and Cupcake Stamp
  • Distress Ink Blending: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam

 

Rainbow Ink Blended Masculine Birthday Cards

I wanted to created some ink blended rainbow backgrounds that could make a few great masculine birthday cards.  I thought it would look great if the rainbow colors were behind a large word cutout. However, I didn’t have any die that was big enough for what I wanted, so I went to my Silhouette to create the word HAPPY in the size I wanted.  It’s easy to make two separate cards with the positive and negative words.  I really like the way the cards turned out.

I began by creating a file in my Silhouette that was just smaller than the width of a horizontal A2 cardbase.  I wanted the letters to be a little chunky and so I used the Franklin Gothic Heavy Font at 138.5 pt, but I stretched it to be a little taller.  I cut the word from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.

Next I ink blended a half sheet of 80# cardstock with the Distress Ink listed below.  I love the way it turned out.  I die cut a rectangle of the rainbow blended paper with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  I placed the cutout letters onto the card to determine the placement of the secondary sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments.  It was stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.

3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the cutout letters for added dimension.  The easiest way to make sure the individual letters are spaced correctly and straight it to put the negative of the cutout on the card and use it as a template to place the letters, which adhered easily with the foam tape.

Next, I cut a piece of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam to be 1/8″ smaller than the rainbow rectangle.  A horizontal A2 cardbase was created from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the rainbow rectangle was adhered to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

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The second card was used by taking the negative word cutout and cutting it down to a narrow strip.  Next leftover rainbow cardstock was added behind the strip.  To add a little more interest some gold mirror cardstock was cut just wider than the strip and added to the back.

A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back.  The word strip was placed on the white rectangle to determine placement of the secondary sentiment from Sizzix Balloon and Cupcake Stamp set, which was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The “HAPPY” strip was adhered to the white rectangle using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A horizontal A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal word rectangle was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

Products Used Card 1:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Silhouette Happy Cutout with Franklin Gothic Heavy Font at 138.5 pt, stretched taller to 1 5/8”
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments Stamp
  • Distress Ink Blending: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam

Products Used Card 2:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock (1 ¾ x 5 1/8)
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock (3/16)
  • Silhouette Happy Cutout with Franklin Gothic Heavy Font at 138.5 pt, stretched a little taller
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Sizzix Balloon and Cupcake Stamp
  • Distress Ink Blending: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam

Sizzix Balloons & Cupcake Masculine Birthday

I think clean and simple cards are more masculine in nature.  This card was inspired by Echo Park Dots and Strips Red and Gold Cardstock.

The cardstock has a red background with gold polka dots and so I decided to use Paper Accents Gold Mirror cardstock to create the cupcake.  I used my bone folder to create the lines in the cupcake base.  For the frosting I used some Flower Soft Snow, which was pressed into a heavy coating of Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party Die, cut once from gold mirror cardstock and three more times with red cardstock from my scraps.  All were glued together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray.

To assemble the card a rectangle of the Echo Park Dots and Strips Red and Gold Cardstock was cut with the WPlus9 Gift Card Layers rectangle, which takes up the entire front of an A2 size card.  The cardbase is made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the red and gold rectangle was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The bottom of the cupcake was adhered to the front of the card with one layer of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the cupcake top/frosting was adhered with two layers of foam tape.  The sentiment was adhered to the bottom of the card front with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

This card was easy to make, but I liked the way it turned out.

Products Used:

  • Echo Park Dots and Strips Red and Gold Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Sizzix Balloons & Cupcake Die
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party Die
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½ Foam Tape
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray
  • Flower Soft Snow