Fluttering By to Say Happy Birthday

The Clean and Simple Challenge this week at Splitcoaststampers was to create a card with wings.  I have had the Hero Arts Butterflies stamp set for years and don’t think I’ve ever used it, so I decided to give it a try for this card.  I decided on a white, gray, and pink color scheme and think it turned out pretty.

The nice thing about this stamp set is that all the butterflies have a pretty background.  I stamped them on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with pink Distress Oxide Inks and then placed them on my Silhouette PIXScan Mat to cut around them.

I die cut a circle from Bo Bunny’s Isabella Collection Paper using a My Favorite Things Pierced Circle die and then scattered the three largest butterflies around the surface.  I used the smaller butterflies I had stamped and punched smaller butterflies using Martha Stewart’s 3 Butterflies Punch.  All were adhered to the circle using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The larger butterflies only had glue added to the center so the wings could be lifted slightly.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  I found a sentiment I liked in Hot of the Press’s Small Stamps Dragonfly but modified it a little.  I covered up the word “hi” with Post-it Tape and using Memento Fog Ink stamped it in the lower right of the cardbase.  I used Winnie & Walter’s Sentiment Birthday to stamp “happy birthday” below in the same ink.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the circl and it was adhered to the left of the card front, slightly overlapping the edge, which cut off with scissors.  Another small butterfly was adhered to the upper right of the card, small white pearls were added for the butterfly bodies and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts Butterflies
  • Hot Off the Press Small Stamps Dragonfly
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Memento Fog Ink
  • Distress Oxide Inks Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Pearls from Stash
  • Bo Bunny Isabella Collection Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Martha Stewart 3 Butterflies Punch\ Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Hoping Your Birthday is Happy

One of this week’s color challenge at Splitcoaststampers included a deep pink, pale yellow, and pale green.  I had previously cut some of the images from Altenew’s Beautiful Day and had them sitting in a draw ready to be used.  I decided to pull them out for this challenge.  I think the combination turned out pretty.

This is a layering stamp set that aligns very easily and the Altenew inks make it easy to get the variation in colors.  For this card I had already die cut the shapes from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and stamped on the shapes.  It worked great.

Once the stamping was done I arranged the flowers and leaves into a pattern I like and used Press ‘n Seal to hold them together to decide placement on a rectangle of the same cardstock that was cut with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  I decided I wanted to add some visual interest behind the flowers and dry embossed the rectangle with the Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder.   Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to the back on all items except the front flower, which was adhered with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The great thing about using Press ‘n Seal is you can move the arrangement around until you have perfect placement.

I didn’t want to cover up the beautiful flowers and so I decided to stamp the sentiment from Winnie & Walter Sentiment Birthday onto Paper Accents Vellum with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat emboss it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  It was wrapped about the embossed rectangle and adhered to the back using Scotch Tape.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the focal image rectangle for some added dimension.  A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the  focal image panel was added to the front using liquid glue.

Products Used:

  • Altenew Beautiful Day
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Altenew Inks: Razzleberry, Puffy Heart, Rose Quartz,
  • Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Lifestyle Crafts Chain Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Vellum

Color Burst Daisy Happy Birthday II

This is the second card I made from one image of the The Ton’s Daisy Full View Background Stamp.  This time I die cut the leftover image using a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle die.

To assemble the card I added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the focal image and adhered it to the next largest scalloped rectangle cut from green cardstock I had in scraps using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The sentiment from Winnie & Walter’s Sentimental Birthday was stamped on vellum with VersaMark Ink and head set with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  It was cut into a thin strip and adhered to the front of the focal image by wrapping it around the focal image and adhered it to the back with Scotch Tape.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with the same liquid glue and the card was done.  I love when I can get two beautiful cards from one stamped image.

Products Used:

  • The Ton Daisy Full View Background Stamp
  • Mama Elephant Script Happy
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Ken Oliver Color Burst Lemon Yellow, Chartreuse, Tangerine, Alizarin Crimson, Orange
  • FineTec M600 Gold Watercolor Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory and Onyx Black
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle

Color Burst Daisy Happy Birthday I

My friend Denise came over the other day and brought her new stamp from The Ton called Full View Daisy Background.  She had also just purchased some Ken Oliver Color Burst Watercolor Powder and we decided to play with this coloring medium on this stamp.  I love the bright orange that was achieved by tapping color burst on watercolor paper and then adding water.

This is a big 6″ x 6″ stamp and I used a 4 1/2″ x 6″ piece of Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper.  I stamped it with VersaMark Ink and heat set it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  It was large enough that I was able to get two cards from one image.  For this card I die cut a portion of the daisy using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and then matted it with some green cardstock I had in my scraps.  I added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the focal image and adhered it to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory Cardstock.

For the sentiment I die cut the word “happy” using Mama Elephant’s Happy Script Die from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and again from a scrap of sticky back foam.  I stamped the secondary sentiment onto a scrap of the green cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat set it with the same gold embossing powder.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back.  Both were adhered to the bottom of the focal image using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • The Ton Daisy Full View Background Stamp
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Ken Oliver Color Burst Lemon Yellow, Chartreuse, Tangerine, Alizarin Crimson, Orange
  • FineTec M600 Gold Watercolor Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Ivory and Onyx Black
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • Paper Accents Ivory Vellum
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle

Alcohol Ink Background Butterfly Frame Birthday

I created another card with an alcohol ink background made from blues and silver mixative.  I had a small panel leftover and decided to use it to create another card.  I love when you can get two cards from one background.  I had purchased this butterfly frame a while ago from China.  It is interesting that when you purchase from there you usually aren’t give the name of the company who created it, so I just always note where I purchased it.  It is a pretty frame.

I die cut the leftover alcohol ink background using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  I used the second largest size and it was perfect to allow the beautiful background colors to surround the die cut butterfly frame.  I cut the butterfly frame three time from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and adhered them together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  The same adhesive was used to spray the back and adhere it to the alcohol ink rectangle.

I originally cut the sentiment from Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock and stamped the secondary word from Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Detail Silver Embossing Powder.  I wasn’t happy with the way it looked, I felt it got lost on the background and so I cut the Technique Tuesday Say It Happy Die an additional two times from some Neena cardstock and adhered them over the silver “happy” cutout using spray adhesive.  I couldn’t do anything about the silver embossed word, but I felt that the sentiment looked better in white.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the focal image alcohol ink panel, but when I went to place it on the card front I felt it was too small, so I added a border of silver cardstock and thought that it looked much better.

Products Used:

  • Butterfly Frame Die from China
  • Technique Tuesday Say it Happy Die
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder
  • Alcohol Inks: Stream, Aqua, Sailboat Blue, Denim, Silver Mixative, Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Be Creative Tape

Flower Bouquet Cutout Happy Birthday

I recently purchased the In Out Daisy Bouquet die from Gina Marie Designs.  It makes a really pretty card.  I like the way you can cut around the flower, as well as just cut them the center of a panel.  For this card I used both the border and flower die.

I cut the bouquet from a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock which had been die cut with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  I then cut the bouquet an additional four time so that I could stack the flowers and add dimension to the card.

I found some pretty pink cardstock in my stash and cut a rectangle 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ so that it would cover the entire front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  It was adhered using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive Long.  This created a beautiful background color for the flowers in the bouquet.  I inlaid the bouquet into the cutout with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and love the way it popped on the page.

For the sentiment I die cut the Lawn Fawn Birthday Border from the same pink cardstock, using only the words “happy birthday” and adhered it under the bouquet with the same liquid glue.  The secondary sentiment is from Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday and was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black just below the die cut sentiment and the card was done.

A clean and simple card that was easy to create.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina Marie Designs In/Out Daisy Bouquet
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Border
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 110# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • Pearls from Stash
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Let’s Party

Michael and I decided to invite fourteen of the single women in our church over for a backyard barbecue.  Since I would need to make so many invitations I wanted something that would be fairly quick and easy.  I decided to use patterned paper and Lawn Fawns Party Balloons dies.

I pulled mint green and white cardstock, with a hint of gold accents from The Paper Studio Mint to Be Fab 12″ x 12″ Paper Pad and Fancy Pants Trend Setter 12″ x 12″ Paper Pad.  While it doesn’t show well in the photograph, a few of the triangles on one of the papers are gold foil and so I decided to die cut the word “party” from Winnie & Walter’s The Big, The Bold, and Party stamp and die set from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.

To add visual interest a rectangle was cut from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle.  For the balloon strings I pulled out the Honey Bee Celebration Box stamp set.  I laid the balloons on the scalloped rectangle to determine where to stamp the strings and then placed it into my MISTI.  This allowed me to have a production mode of stamping all fourteen panels with the strings, which were stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink.  In my Mini MISTI I placed the secondary sentiment from Winnie & Walter’s The Big, The Bold, and Party and stamped it with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

Now it was time to assemble the invitations.  I added adhesive to the back of the balloons using the Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive Long and placed them on the card front.  The gold mirror sentiment was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the scalloped rectangle and it was adhered to a top folding A2 card base made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

It went pretty quick and I love the way it turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloons
  • Honey Bee Celebration Box
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party
  • Fancy Pants Trend Setter 12” x 12” Paper Pad
  • The Paper Studio Mint to be Fab 12” x 12” Paper Pad
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangles
  • Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Striped Alcohol Ink Background Birthday Balloon Bouquet

This is the second card I created using a more controlled application of Ranger Alcohol Inks.  This is done by using  a Ranger Felt Pad, loading it with the alcohol inks and blending solution and dragging across the Yupo Paper in a diagonal.  They are so striking that a simple die cut really make a lovely card.

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. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the background for dimension and adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloon Die was cut from Mirror Cardstock and adhered directly to the alcohol inked background with Ranger Collage Medium.

The word “happy” from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp and die and again three times from white cardstock. They were adhered together using Ranger Collage Medium. The secondary sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder directly below the “happy” die cut.

A simple card design, but with that beautiful background it is really striking.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet Die
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die
  • Winnie & Walter Sentiment Birthday
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks: Cranberry, Sunshine Yellow, Gold Mixative
  • Ranger Yupo Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Golden Yellow and Coral Cardstock from Stash
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX

Striped Alcohol Background Birthday Cupcake

I have really loved experimenting with Alcohol Inks.  They make such interest and beautiful backgrounds.  Sometimes they can be more controlled by using a Ranger Felt Pad, loading it with the alcohol inks and blending solution and dragging across the Yupo Paper in a diagonal.

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.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the background for dimension and adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The die only from the Altenew Layered Cupcake was use to cut the shape from Mirror Cardstock.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut in the same shape, trimmed just a little smaller and added to the back.

The word “happy” from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp and die and again three times from white cardstock.  They were adhered together using Ranger Collage Medium.  The secondary sentiment was stamped on a scrap of golden yellow cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  It was cut into a thin strip and narrow strip of foam was added to the back for dimension.

All elements were adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Pretty Pink Post Metallic Gold Sequins were scatter around the cupcake and adhered with Ranger Collage Medium.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Layered Cupcake
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Die
  • Winnie & Walter Sentiment Birthday
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks: Cranberry, Sunshine Yellow, Gold Mixative
  • Ranger Yupo Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Golden Yellow and Coral Cardstock from Stash
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Golden Yellow and Coral Cardstock from Stash
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins

Sweet Happy Birthday

Who doesn’t like sweet treats on your birthday.  I found this image on Pinterest from Mom Junction and really like the way it turned out.

The image was printed on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser printer.  This ensures that the line do not bleed when colored with Copic Markers.  Colors used are: R89, R59, R37; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; R39, R37, R35; R46, R29, R24; YR07, YR04, YR00; Y35, Y32, R22, R21, R20; BG15, BG13, BG11; BG18, BG72, 0; YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01; BV17, BV13, BV11; V09, V06, V04, V01; Y26, Y23, Y21; YR23, Y19; YR24, YR23, YR21; YR18, YR16, YR15, YR14, YR12, G99, G94, G24; Y08, Y06, Y04, Y02.

When coloring was complete the image was cut using the Silhouette Cameo with the PIXScan Mat.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back by tracing the image with pencil and fussy cutting with scissors.

To compliment the colors used in the focal image a rectangle of Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow cardstock was cut to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ and adhered to the front of an A2 side folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A rectangle of white cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and adhered to the patterned paper using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The focal image was place on the white rectangle to determine where to place the sentiment.  One of the “happy” words from Lawn Fawns Happy Happy Happy stamp and die from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and adhered in the upper right of the rectangle.  The secondary sentiment was stamped with Distress Oxide Candied Apple Ink.  The focal image was then adhered to the rectangle with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

For embellishment and enhance the sweet treat images Nuvo Crystal Drops in Carnation Pink, Red Berry, Dandelion Yellow, Ripened Pumpkin, Crushed Grape, Caribbean Ocean were added strategically.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Cupcakes Mom Junction Digi Stamp (Pinterest)
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: R89, R59, R37; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; R39, R37, R35; R46, R29, R24; YR07, YR04, YR00; Y35, Y32, R22, R21, R20; BG15, BG13, BG11; BG18, BG72, 0; YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01; BV17, BV13, BV11; V09, V06, V04, V01; Y26, Y23, Y21; YR23, Y19; YR24, YR23, YR21; YR18, YR16, YR15, YR14, YR12, G99, G94, G24; Y08, Y06, Y04, Y02
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops: Carnation Pink, Red Berry, Dandelion Yellow, Ripened Pumpkin, Crushed Grape, Caribbean Ocean
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6” x 6” Paper Pad
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Bubblegum Pink Ink
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive