Three Cupcakes Happy Birthday

Even masculine cards can have a elegant feel to them.  I think adding gold embossing and mirror cardstock with a lot of white space give a clean and simple, yet classic feel.

The image was stamped onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  It was colored using Copic Markers (listed below).  Once the coloring was done it was run through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  Gold Mirror Cardstock was added to the back and Darice Sticky Back Foam was used to create dimension.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy stamp and die and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The focal image was adhered to the front of a side folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

Products Used:

  • Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Treat Trio
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: BG18, BG15, BG13, B13; G24, G94, G21; Y19, Y35, Y15; E55, E31, E51
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gold Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Alcohol Striped Background Time to Celebrate

For this card I decided to apply the alcohol inks side to side.  I added more yellow to the felt pad that I had in other cards and really like the bright pop of color it added.

Yupo Paper is usually 5″ x 7″ in size, which give you a little room to select the best section of the background to use for your card. Once it was dry it was run through the Big Shop with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle. Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and the two were adhered together using Be Creative Tape.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. The background was cut with a paper trimmer to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered directly to the cardbase with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive..

The focal image is a digital stamp from Papernest Dolls called Cupcake Girl.  It was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser jet printer and colored with Copic Markers Y19, Y17, Y15, Y11; Y08, Y06, Y02; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; E11, E00, E000, R20.

Once the coloring was complete the image was die cut using the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back by tracing the image onto the paper backing of the foam and fussy cutting with scissors.  To let the image standout from the colorful background a rectangle of Neena Solar White was cut with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle and dry embossed with the Darice Dots Embossing Folder.  It was adhered directly to the striped background with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The focal image was adhered to the embossed rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment from Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals was stamped on a scrap of bright pink cardstock with Gina K. Designs Passionate Pink Ink.  It was then die cut using a My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX die.  A small yellow ribbon was added to the top, 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back and adhered to the lower right of the white rectangle and the card was done.

A bright and colorful birthday card for MaryLynn.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Papernest Dolls Cupcake Girl Digi Stamp
  • Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals
  • Copic Markers: Y19, Y17, Y15, Y11; Y08, Y06, Y02; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; E11, E00, E000, R20
  • Darice Dots Embossing Folders
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Micro Glue Dot
  • Offray Spool O’ Ribbon 1/8” Yellow Ribbon
  • Gina K. Designs Passionate Pink Ink
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks: Cranberry, Sunshine Yellow, Gold Mixative
  • Ranger Yupo Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • Ranger Ink Blending Felt
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Carnation Pink and Dandelion Yellow

Celebrate Your Special Day Cupcake

I have always loved the Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Trio.  I don’t think it is available anymore, but it makes a great masculine birthday card.  For this one I decided to use my Finetec Pearlescent Colours.

Because the Finetec Pearlescents are watercolors I stamped the image on a quarter sheet of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Detailed Clear Embossing Powder.  I then watercolored the image with the Amethyst, Orange Copper, Pearl Silver, Pearl Gold, Sapphire Blue, Caribbean Green pallet.  When the image was colored I added fine splatters on the background with the same colors and a small watercolor brush.

The sentiment is from the SugarPea Designs Celebrate All Things stamp set and was stamped with the VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat set with the same clear embossing powder.

The image was sized down using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  A rectangle of Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back for dimension and it was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase base from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Treat Trio
  • Sugarpea Designs Celebrate All the Things
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Finetec Pearlescent Colours: Amethyst, Orange Copper, Pearl Silver, Pearl Gold, Sapphire Blue, Caribbean Green
  • Silver Brush #2 and #6
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Cupcake Trio Finetec Gold M600: It’s Your Day to Celebrate

I liked the way the The FineTec Gold M600 Watercolor Pans looked with a flower arrangement so much that I decided to look through my stamps to see what else had an open design that could be watercolored with this medium and found Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Treat Trio.  I love the sparkle and shine you get with these metallic watercolors, and the gold is beautiful on black cardstock.

I stamped the image on Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and embossed it using Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, heat setting it with my Marvy Embossing Tool.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages and was stamped and embossed in the same manner.

The cupcakes were colored with 660 Sterling Silver for the cupcake liner, 620 Inka Gold for the cake, and 650 Luna Gold for the icing.  Once everything was dry the focal image was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  A rectangle of Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger with a Guillotine paper trimmer and adhered to the back of the focal image with Sookwang Be Creative Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image to add dimension.

A side folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was attached using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.  Love the way it turned out, and it could be used as either a masculine or feminine birthday card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black and White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Whimsy Stamps Cupcake Treat Trio
  • Hero Arts Many Birthday Messages
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • FineTec Gold M600 Watercolor Pans
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam

Happy Birthday Sweet Blossom

This is another card I colored while on the go.  It was made for a young lady whose favorite color is blue.  The cute image is from Whimsy Stamps Sweet Blossom.  The patterned paper from Recollections Bright and Basic 12 x 12 Paper Pack was used to accent the focal image and made it really pop.

The focal image was stamped on Canson LX 140# Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Black Ink and then heat embossed using Hero Arts Ultra Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  Embossing the image makes it really easy to watercolor.  Tombo Dual Brush Markers were used to color the image using a Sakura Watercolor Brush.  The colors used were: 020 Peach, 942 Tan, 992 Sand, 969 Chocolate, 528 Navy, 533 Peacock Blue, 452 Process Blue, 277 Dark Green.

Once I was home the focal image was die cut using the Big Shot and the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  The blue patterned paper was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangled and adhered to the front of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Elmer’s Dot Runner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller than the focal image and adhered to the back.  It was adhered to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings and was stamped with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed with the same Hero Arts clear embossing powder and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Whimsy Stamps Sweet Blossom
  • Gina K. Designs Birthday Greetings
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Recollections Bright and Basic 12×12
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Mono Dual Brush Markers: , 020 Peach, 942 Tan, 992 Sand, 969 Chocolate, 528 Navy, 533 Peacock Blue, 452 Process Blue, 277 Dark Green
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Elmers Dot Runner

HAVE A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY

This cute image from La-La Land Crafts Sweetheart was stamped with VersaFine Black Ink on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper and embossed with Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder.  I’ve heard Jennifer McGuire talking about stamping images before hand and coloring them while on the go and decided to give it a try.  I took my Tombo Dual Brush Markers, along with a Sukura Watercolor Pen, with me while I waited to have my car services.  It was amazing how much I was able to get done.

The reciepient of this card had long blond hair and her favorite color is mint green, so the colors used were as follows: 245 Sap Green, 885 Warm Red, N567 Warm Grey 5, 025 Light Orange, 026 Golden Yellow, 020 Peach, 942 Tan.

Once I was home I die cut the image using second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then added some Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back to add dimension.  A rectangle of mint green polka dot paper from My Mind’s Eye Happy Day 6×6 Paper Pad was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangled and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Elmer’s Dot Runner Adhesive.  The focal image panel was then adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals and was stamped with VersaFine Black Ink and heat embossed with Hero Arts Ultra FiClne ear Embossing Powder.  Sizzix Stephanie Barnard Word Labels was used to die cut the sentiment.  The edges were ink blended using an ink dauber and Distress Pistascio ink.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back to add dimension and adhered to the bottom right of the focal image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Sweetheart
  • Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals
  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Paper
  • My Mind’s Eye Happy Day 6×6 Paper Pad
  • VersaFine Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Dual Brush Markers: 245 Sap Green, 885 Warm Red, N567 Warm Grey 5, 025 Light Orange, 026 Golden Yellow, 020 Peach, 942 Tan
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Sizzix Stephanie Barnard Word Labels
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Elmers Dot Runner
  • Sakura Watercolor Pen

Hello Sweet Baby Card

We have friends who recently had their ninth child.  I am amazed at the wonderful parents they are and their little girl Brinley is lucky to have been born into such an loving family.  I found the cutest little dress in a pale green and thought I would use that color to create this card, along with baby girl pink.

I began by stamping the cute baby image from Whimsy Stamps Wee One on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  It was then colored with Copic Markers: E50, E51, E53, R20 (Skin); RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, G20, G21, G24 (Buggy); C5, C4, C3 (Wheels); Y02, Y06, Y08 (Bird); YR21, YR23, YR24 (Horse); C1, C2 (Ground); BG000, BG0000 (Background)

Once the coloring was complete the focal image was die cut with a Spellbinders Square Die.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was then cut just smaller than the square and adhered to the back.  A rectangle was cut from the Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.

For the sentiment the word “baby” was cut four times from green cardstock using the Simon Says Stamp Baby stamp and die set and then adhered together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  The focal image was placed on the rectangle, along with the die cut word, to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment, which is from the same Simon Says Stamp set.  Hero Arts Bubble Gum ink was used to stamp “hello sweet” and then the “baby” die cut was adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  The focal image was adhered to the white rectangle with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Green organza 5/16” ribbon from Berwick Offray was tied around the white rectangle and adhered in the back with scotch tape just below the focal image and then a small bow was tied and adhered with a glue dot.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, however I felt like it needed an accent to highlight the pink in the baby carriage so I pulled out a scrap of pink cardstock and cut it with a paper trimmer to be 1/8″ larger than the white rectangle.  Both rectangles were adhered together using Tombo Glue Runner Dot Adhesive and then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Whimsy Stamps – Wee One
  • Simon Says Stamp Baby stamp and die
  • Copic Markers: E50, E51, E53, R20 (Skin); RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, G20, G21, G24 (Buggy); C5, C4, C3 (Wheels); Y02, Y06, Y08 (Bird); YR21, YR23, YR24 (Horse); C1, C2 (Ground); BG000, BG0000 (Background)
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Spellbinders Square Die
  • Berwick Offray 5/16” Green Ribbon
  • ½” Craft Glue Dot
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Hero Arts Bubble Gum Ink

Sweet Blossom Happy Birthday Card

This card was prepared for a young woman at church name Lizzie, whose favorite color is Teal/Aqua and has lovely, long, blond hair.  I thought the Whimsy Stamps Sweet Blossom image would make a perfect birthday card.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers: BG11, BG13, BG14; BG72, BG75, BG18; BG91, BG93, BG95; E25, E29; E31, E33, E34; E50, E53, E55, E35; E00, E11, E51, R20; G99, G46; BG000, BG0000.

Once the coloring was done the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped below with Altenew Ocean Waves and Dusk inks.  The image was then cut with the second largest Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Darice Sticky Backed Fun Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and added to the back.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  To accent the aqua color a rectangle of patterned paper from Perfect Prints Forever in Time 6” x 6” Paper Pack was cut with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  A darker teal color cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and both rectangles were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The focal image was then adhered to the cardbase.  Silver Stickles was added to the center of the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Whimsy Stamps Sweet Blossom
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Perfect Prints Forever in Time 6 x 6 Paper Stack
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: BG11, BG13, BG14; BG72, BG75, BG18; BG91, BG93, BG95; E25, E29; E31, E33, E34; E50, E53, E55, E35; E00, E11, E51, R20; G99, G46; BG000, BG0000
  • Silver Stickles
  • Altenew Ocean Waves and Dusk Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Bring on the Happy Birthday Card

How can you not fall in love with the cute images from Whimsy Stamps. This card uses Wee Suzi and was made for Charlyn, whose favorite color is lavender.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  It was colored with Copic Markers (colors listed below) and then die cut with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  A rectangle 1/8″ larger was cut out of purple cardstock I had in my stash.  Both were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was adhered to the back of the panel.

The sentiment from Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles was stamped below the focal image with Altenew Lavender Ink.  I wanted to highlight the lavender color so I pulled out Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid 6 x 6 Petite Paper Pack and die cut a rectangle of the diagonal lavender plaid cardstock with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes. Purple cardstock 1/8″ larger was adhered to the back of the plaid paper and then it was adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. The same glue was added to the fun foam on the back of the focal image and then it was adhered to the plaid card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue, and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Whimsy Stamps Wee Suzi
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid 6 x 6 Petite Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock from Stash
  • Copic Markers: G29, G28, G24;YG13, YG17; R24, R27; C0, C1, C2; BG000, BG0000; V22, V12, V15, V17; E00, E11, E51, R20; E50, E53, E35
  • Altenew Lavender Fields Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles

CTD433: C.C. Designs Cupcake Brigitta Time to Celebrate

Who wouldn’t like a mound of cupcakes for their birthday.  This card was made for a young woman whose favorites colors are blue and green.  I think the card turned out cute and I really like the flowered cardstock background.

The outline for the image from C.C. Designs Cupcake Brigitta was cut with the Silhouette Cameo from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock, then the image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers.  Colors used are listed below.

The green and white flowered paper was pulled from my stash.  I’ve had it so long I have no idea the company that created it, but it is really cute with the color scheme we are using.  A rectangle of the paper was cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  To add some blue a rectangle of blue cardstock was cut with my paper cutter to be 1/8″ larger and the two were adhered together using Tombo Stamp Dot Runner Adhesive.

To create a focal area for the stamped image Spellbinders Label #08 was cut from some Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and then run through the Sizzix Big Shot again with the We R Memory Keepers Flower Embossing Folder.

The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals and then cut using one of the circles from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  An added embellishment was created by making a small Lime Green Polka Dot Gross Grain Ribbon, which was adhered to the sentiment circle with Glue Dot.

It was now time to assemble the card.  A top folding A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The patterned paper, blue background rectangle was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the focal image label and then adhered to the patterned paper.  The sentiment circle was adhered with more foam tape. Pretty Pink Posh Seattle Spirit Mix Sequins were scattered on the card front and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • C.C. Designs Cupcake Brigitta
  • Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals
  • We R Memory Keepers – Flower Embossing Folder
  • Spellbinders Label #08
  • Pretty Pink Posh Seattle Spirit Mix Sequins
  • Lime Green Polka Dot Gross Grain Ribbon
  • Patterned Paper
  • Blue Paper
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle and Circle
  • Copic: E000, E00, E01; E49, E59, E55; E53, E55, E57; YG03, YG17, YG67; B99, B97, B95, B93, B91, B00
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

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