Three Balloon Birthday

I ink blended a rectangle of Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Peacock Feathers, and Salty Ocean.  Stitched edges were added to the panel using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  Another rectangle was cut with the same die out of Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock and then run through the Big Shot again with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border and Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  A strip of the ink blended rectangle was cut so that it would be the correct width to fit behind the hillside border white rectangle and adhered directly to the cardbase using Kokuyo Dotliner adhesive.

The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter Sentiment Birthday set and was inked with the same Oxide Inks that that it had an ombre look.  The extra space to the left of the sentiment was a perfect place to add three balloons from Penny Black’s Uplifting Balloons, which were cut from the leftover ink blended panel.  They were glued directly to the cardbase with Ranger Multi Medium Matte, with the exception of the heart balloon which was attached using 3M ½” Foam Tape.  Balloon strings were drawn in using a KaiserCraft Gel Glitter Pen.  Tombo Mono Multi Glue was added to the back of the hillside panel and adhered to the front of the cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Uplifting Balloons Die
  • Winnie & Walter Sentiment Birthday Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Peacock Feathers, and Salty Ocean
  • Neena Solar White 80# Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Adhesive Back Foam Sheet
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • KaiserCraft Gel Glitter Pens

Power Poppy Ranunculus Birthday

I printed this digital image from Power Poppy called Ranunculus on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with a Laser Printer.  You do not want to use an Ink Jet printer because the lines would bleed when you colored them.

I pulled out my mini color wheel to determine what colors I wanted for this image.  With purple as the primary, blue and pink are Tetrad colors and so that is what I decided to use.  I colored the image with Copic Markers: RV02, RV04; RV06, RV09; V12, V15; V15, V17; BG11, BG13; BG13, BG45; G21, G46; Y00; Colorless Blender.

The sentiment is from a new stamp set I just got from Winnie & Walter called Sentimental Birthday.  They are smaller sentiments and can be used easily with larger focal images.  It was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

I die cut the image with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then a rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the Stitched Rectangle and adhered to the back of the focal image.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and then the front of the cardbase was placed in a Cuttlebug Polk Dots Embossing Folder and run through the Big Shot to add visual interest to the card.  The focal image was then adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A little Clear Wink of Stella was added to the flowers and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Digital Ranunculus
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs 120# and 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Copic Markers: RV02, RV04; RV06, RV09; V12, V15; V15, V17; BG11, BG13; BG13, BG45; G21, G46; Y00; Colorless Blender
  • Cuttlebug Polk Dots Embossing Folder
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Clear Wink of Stella

Make a Wish By the Sea

There is something about water that is so calm and soothing to the soul.  I hadn’t used this image from Gina K. Designs By the Sea before and thought it would make a simple masculine birthday card.  I stamped the image with Distress Antique Linen Ink on Canson XL 140# Watercolor Cardstock.  This allows for no-line watercoloring and with a simple image like this one it isn’t too difficult to accomplish.

Using a watercolor brush pen the image was color with Brushed Corduory, Pumice Stone, Broken China, and Mustard Seed Distress Inks.  The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday and was stamped with Altenew Dusk Ink.  Once the image was completely dry it was run through the Big Shot with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  To accent the blue in the image and sentiment a rectangle of dark aqua blue was cut 1/8” larger and adhered to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Ivory Cardstock.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the focal image and then it was adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Canson XL 140# Watercolor Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs By the Sea
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Altenew Dusk Ink
  • Distress: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduory, Pumice Stone, Broken China, Mustard Seed
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheets

Penny Black Full of Glee: Watercolor Pearl Color Celebrate You

I loved the look of the FineTec Gold M600 Color Watercolor Pans on this image so much that I decided to create it again using Gansai Tambi Pearl Color Watercolor Pans.

My youngest sister’s birthday was coming up and her favorite color is blue and so I stamped the image on Gina K. Designs 120# In the Navy Cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I pulled out the Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors Watercolor Pans and used the 734 Pearl Pink, 762 Pearl Cobalt Blue, and 751 Pearl May Green pans to color the image.  It turned out beautiful.

I used the second largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to die cut the image.  To accentuate the gold embossing Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and both were adhered together using Sookwang Be Creative Tape.  I find this tape works best when working on the slick surface of mirror cardstock.

Neat & Tangled Celebrate was die cut with the mirror cardstock and an additional two times with scrapes of navy cardstock.  All were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The secondary sentiment from Winnie & Walter the Big, the Bold, and You stamp set was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The “celebrate” die cut was adhered just above with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  As a final embellishment Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were adhered to the card front with the same glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Desgins 120# Navy
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Penny Black Full of Glee
  • Winnie & Walter the Big, the Bold and You
  • Neat & Tangled Celebrate
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors Watercolor Pans: 734 Pearl Pink, 762 Pearl Cobalt Blue, and 751 Pearl May Green
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Sookwang Be Creative Tape
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam

Sugar Rush Masculine Birthday Card

This birthday card could be for a masculine or feminine recipient, but I was thinking of a masculine card when I created it.

For this birthday card I used some plaid cardstock from Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid for Fall, cut it 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered to the left of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Zookwang Be Creative Adhesive Tape.  To add a little more visual interest I die cut a zig zag border with one of the Spellbinders on the Edge dies out of matching cardstock from my scraps and adhered it with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I had it in my head to use some cupcakes for this card and so I went through my birthday sentiments until I found one that I thought would compliment this theme.  I stamped the sentiment towards the bottom of the white space on the card front with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink. Since the white space was relatively narrow and tall I decided to stack some cupcakes for the focal image.  I found the perfect size cupcake image in the Winnie & Walter Sugar Rush stamp set.  I determined how many cupcakes I would have room for and began stamping the top cupcake in the same Memento ink.  I stamped it again on a full adhesive Post-it and fussy cut it with my detail Cutter Bee scissors to create a mask.  I then stamped the remaining three cupcakes in a staggered formation, moving the mask each time I stamped.

Once the stamping was complete I colored the images with complimentary Copic Markers, colors listed below, adding the lines to the cupcake liners and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Winnie & Walter Sugar Rush
  • My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
  • Copic Markers: YR21, YR 23, YR24; YR04, YR07, YR09; BG18, BG32, BG34; YR12, YR14, Y15l BG11, BG13, BG15; E23, E25, E47
  • Spellbinders on the Edge
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid for Fall Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Wink of Stella
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Full Adhesive Post-it
  • Cutter Bee Scissors

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

Simon Says Stamp Mod Window Masculine Birthday

Birthday cards for guys are always harder to come up with ideas.  For this card I used a clean and simple, graphic design with the Simon Says Stamp Mod Window Die and an ink blended background.

I ran the Simon Says Stamp Mod Window Die through the Sizzix Big Shot with Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  I cut the panel down to have a small border around the die cut.  With the leftover cardstock I used the Distress Ink colors listed below to create a pretty background for the die cut.  A small rectangle was cut to fit behind the window die and Tombo Mono Multi Glue was used to adhere the two together.  With the leftover ink blended paper I die cut the word “birthday” the Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party Stamp and Die and then again three additional times with scrap white cardstock.  All were glued together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive Spray.

For assembling the card a side folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Another rectangle was cut using the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Frames Rectangle.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back.  A narrow rectangle was cut with a paper trimmer to be the perfect size to when combined with Mod Window Die to create a rectangle that is 1/8″ smaller than the bundle of stitched frames rectangle.  The word die was placed on the narrow rectangle to determine placement of the secondary sentiment, which was stamped with Distress Faded Jeans Ink.

The rectangle cut with the bundle of stitched frames was adhered to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The Mod Window die was glued to the bottom of the rectangle just inside the stitch marks on the rectangle with the same glue and then the narrow rectangle was glued on top.  The “birthday” die cut was adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

Supplies Used:

  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Distress Ink Blending: Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans
  • Simon Says Stamp Mod Window Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party Stamp and Die
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam

WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums Birthday

Different colors can make the same stamp have a completely different feel.  I love the pretty fall colors in this card.

I die cut the outline for the WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums with my Silhouette Cameo and then stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink since I planned to color it with Copic Markers.  Colors used are listed below.

To add interest to the card a panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was die cut with the largest rectangle from Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then ran again through the Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  The panel was adhered to the front of a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The flower image was adhered to the embossed panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  The “happy” sentiment from Winnie & Walter The Big The Bold and The Happy was cut with gold mirror cardstock and three more times with scraps of white cardstock and adhered together using Elmer’s Adhesive Spray.  The “birthday” was stamped with VersaMark Ink onto a scrap of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  Both were laid on the card front to determine placements.  The “happy” was glue with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the “birthday” with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • WPlus9 Beautiful Bouquet Mums
  • Winnie & Walter The Big The Bold and The Happy
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiments of You
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: R22, R24, R27; YR15, YR16, YR18; Y15, Y11; B39, B37, B34; YG99, YG97, YG95; YG01, YG03, YG67
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Power Poppy Camellias Congrats

I really like a clean and simple card that lets the focal image shine on the page.  This card was made using Power Poppy Camellias Digital Stamp.

The Power Poppy Camellias Digital Stamp was printed and cut using the Silhouette Cameo and then colored with Copic Markers (colors listed below).

A panel of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was die cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and then run through the Big Shot again with the Cricut Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. The gold mirror cardstock adds an elegant feel to the card and was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed panel.  The focal image was adhered to the panel using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape and the entire panel was adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Darice Adhesive Fun Foam.

The sentiment was cut from gold mirror cardstock using Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and You die.  It was cut again three times with scrap white card stock and adhered together with Elmer’s Adhesive Spray.  Tombo Mono Multi Glue was used to adhere it to the front of the card panel.  This beautiful sentiment can be used for birthdays, weddings, graduations, or any other occasion where you want to express your congratulations.

Products Used:

  • Power Poppy Camellias
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and You
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White
  • Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: RV10, RV11, RV13, RV17; YG01, YG03, GY67; B0000
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
  • Cricut Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
  • Elmer’s Adhesive Spray

Pure Innocence Scientist Birthday Card

I am surrounded my scientists in my household.  My husband’s degree is in biology, my oldest daughter has a degree in bio chemistry and her husband is a physical therapist, my oldest son has a doctorate in geo physics and his wife has a masters in geology, my youngest son’s degree is in chemistry, along with his beautiful wife, and my youngest daughter is a pediatrician.  And then there’s me who doesn’t do anything with science, went to secretarial college, and loves to create.  Go figure.

Both of my daughters-in-law have birthdays in November.  I am always looking for stamp sets that I think my children and grandchildren would like.  This card was made with My Favorite Things Pure Innocence and Undeniable Chemistry and is for Monica.

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I took some Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper and prepped it with an anti-static pad since I planned to emboss a background for the card.  I randomly stamped the chemical symbols from My Favorite Undeniable Chemistry, added Ranger Silver Embossing Powder and heat set with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

Since Monica’s favorite colors are burgundy and black I used Candied Apple, Seedless Preserves, Aged Mahogany, Hickory Smoke and Black Soot to ink blend the panel.  It was glued to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock.

The image from My Favorite Things Pure Innocence was stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink since I planned to color it with Copic Markers (colors are listed below).  Once the image was colored it was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the second Lawn Fawn Small stitched Stackable Rectangles.  A rectangle of Recollection Silver Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger than the focal image and glued together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

Using Winnie & Walter the Big, the Bold and Party stamp set “birthday” was stamped in the lower right of the focal panel. WPlus9 Happy Trio was die cut from both Recollections Silver Mirror Cardstock and Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam and adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then to the focal image.

Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam was glued to the back of the focal image and adhered to the background panel with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Recollection Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • My Favorite Things Undeniable Chemistry
  • My Favorite Things Pure Innocence
  • Winnie & Walter the Big the Bold and Party
  • Distress Ink: Candied Apple, Seedless Preserves, Aged Mahogany, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot
  • Copic Markers: Pants C6, C7, C9; Shoes C7, C10; Shirt R39, R56, R59; Beaker B000; Skin E00, E11, E51; Hair E49, E77, R59; Outline BG0000, BG10; Ground C0, C1
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • WPlus9 Happy Trio
  • Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam
  • Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Marvy Embossing Tool