Celebrate You Birthday

Whenever I go into a craft store I always look at the new paper they have and frequently I can’t resist buying it, especially if it’s on sale.  The problem is that I now have a lot of packs of paper in my stash that I rarely use, and they take up a lot of space in my craft room. So I challenged myself to use some of this beautiful paper. Today I picked the gold foil polka dot paper from the Craft Smith Blush Glam Paper Pack.  For the focal image of the card I used the WPlus9 Ranunculus Stamp.00192

I wanted to watercolor the image, so I used Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper, prepared the paper with an Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad, stamped it with VersaMark Ink, sprinkled Ranger Fine Detail Embossing Powder, and heat set it with the Marvy Embossing Heat Tool.

I used Distress Ink to watercolor the image with a Sakura Koi Waterbrush Pen.  Colors used were: Barn Door, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber.

The sentiment is from SugarPea Designs Celebrate All Things Stamp.  I used the Embossing Magic pad to remove any oils from the card and stamped “Celebrate” with VersaMark Ink, covered it with the same gold embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool.  The second line of the sentiment is from Winnie & Walter The Big the Bold and You Stamp.  I have all The Big and The Bold series, there are so many words that can be used to personalize any sentiment.  I use them all the time.

The watercolor image was then cut with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles die and adhered to the card with a Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheet.  But the focal image just wasn’t standing out on the card, so I cut thin strips of Paper Accents Gold Mirror paper and beveled the edges to create a gold border, tucked the strips under the panel and glued them down with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  There is only a small amount of the pretty background paper showing, but I like the card much better.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Craft Smith Blush Glam
  • Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Distress Inks: Barn Door, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber
  • WPlus9 Ranunculus Stamp
  • SugarPea Designs Celebrate All Things Stamp
  • Winnie & Walter The Big the Bold and You Stamp
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets
  • Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
  • Sakura Koi Waterbrush Pen
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Masculine Birthday: Happy Birthday Hexagon

For this card I used some patterned paper from the Craft Smith Indigo Gold paper pack.  I selected the grey and cream hexagon design and die cut it with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  I used Gina K. Designs 100# Navy Cardstock for the cardbase, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.  The patterned paper was adhered with Creative Hands Peel & Stick Foam Sheets for dimension.

00186For the sentiment I used Wplus9 Happy Trio to die cut one of the “happy” words from Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock.  I then die cut it three more times in grey cardstock and glued them together with a Zig 2-Way Glue Pen and applied it to the lower right of the card.  I then stamped the word “birthday” from Winnie and Walter Big Bold & Party stamp with VersaMark ink at the bottom of the panel, prepping the area with an Inkadinkado Embossing Magic pad, apply Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and heat setting it with the Marvy Embossing Tool.

To add some interest and dimension I fussy cut six of the hexagons from leftover patterned paper.  To add even more interest I used my Versamark Marker to add a dot to the center of each and added gold embossing powder.  I then took some Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and applied it to the edges with a Tsukineko Sponge Dauber.  Once this was done I applied them randomly to the card base with foam squares from my stash and the card was done.

00186aPRODUCTS USED:

  • Craft Smith Indigo Gold paper pack
  • Gina K. Designs 100# Navy Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Mirror Gold Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes die
  • Wplus9 Happy Trio die
  • Winnie and Walter Big Bold & Party stamp
  • Zig 2-Way Glue Pen
  • VersaMark Ink Pad
  • Versamark Marker
  • Inkadinkado Embossing Magic pad
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Tool
  • Hickory Smoke Distress Ink
  • Tsukineko Sponge Dauber

 

Happy Birthday Cupcake

I make a lot of birthday cards.  I have challenged myself to try to use all the stamps and products that I have purchased.  This card was inspired from some really cute paper by Doodlebug Designs, Sweet Things, which made a colorful cupcake using my Sizzix Balloon and Cupcake die.  I really like the way it turned out.

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I used the coordinating paper to cut the cupcake and assembled it together using my Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  I wrapped the bottom of the cupcake with white organza ribbon and added a few white pearls.  I die cut a panel from Gina K. Designs 120# white cardstock with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the cupcake and adhered to the panel, leaving enough room for the sentiment.

With WPlus9’s Happy Trio I die cut the “happy” from matching patterned paper.  To add dimension I cut the word again two more times from white cardstock and adhered them together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then it was adhered to the card. The word birthday came from Winnie & Walter Big Bold & Party and was stamped in Hero Hues Black.

The top folding card was made from Gina K. Design 120# white cardstock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.  The panel was adhered to the card base with 3M 1/2″ foam tape.  On the inside of the card I cut down the cupcake dies to make it smaller and adhered it to the lower left corner.  The inside sentiment is from C. C. Designs Amy R. Sweet Sentiments, stamped with Hero Hues ink, and the card was done.

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Products used:

  • Doodlebug Designs Sweet Things 6 x 6 Paper
  • WPlus9 Happy Trio Die Cut
  • Winnie & Walter Big Bold & Party
  • Sizzix Balloon & Cupcake Die
  • C.C. Designs Amy R Sweet Sentiments (Inside)
  • Largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Paper
  • ⅝” White Organza Ribbon from JoAnn’s
  • Recollections White Pearls
  • 1/2″ 3M Foam Tape
  • Hero Hues Black Ink
  • Sizzix Big Shot