Wishing You a Very Happy Birthday

This is the second card I made with Simon Says Stamp Square Dance Stencil by ink blending the background with Distress Inks.  This time I stayed with only blue and green ink and used a different word sentiment die to complete the card.

The rest of the card is clean and simple, adding a die cut sentiment from matching blue cardstock and then giving a little visual color interest with Copic Markers. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink’s Text Block Birthday Portrait and was cut four time and adhered together with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  A simple and easy card to make.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Portrait
  • Simon Says Stamp Square Dance Stencil
  • Distress Inks Mowed Lawn, Bundled Sage, Broken China, Tumbled Glass
  • Copic Markers BG15 and BG18
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Wink of Stella
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Party! It’s Your Birthday

I recently purchased Simon Says Stamp Square Dance Stencil and love the way it make a very graphic background that is perfect for Masculine Cards.  This one I ink blended the background with Distress Inks on the diagonal.

I love the combination of green, blue and yellow.  I decided to keep the rest of the card pretty clean and simple by adding a die cut sentiment from matching blue cardstock and then giving a little visual color interest with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Large Party Circle and was cut four time and adhered together with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  The secondary sentiment is from Poppy Stamps Into the Words and was stamped with Gina K. Designs Turquoise Sea Ink on 80# white cardstock and adhered just below the word “Party” with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape cut into a thin strip.  A simple and easy card to make.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Large Party Circle
  • Simon Says Stamp Square Dance Stencil
  • Poppy Stamps Into the Words
  • Gina K. Designs Turquoise Sea
  • Distress Inks Mowed Lawn, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade
  • Copic Markers BG15 and BG18
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

 

Pretty Pink Rose Happy Birthday

I always love the way cards turnout using Power Poppy’s flower images, this one was made with the Rose and Chamomile digital stamp. I serve with an amazing women in the Young Women’s organization at church whose favorite color is pink.  I love the way the shading turned out on this image.

I have the digital image, so I can make it just the size I want. I printed the image with my laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then colored it with Copic Markers (listed below). Once I was done coloring, I then scanned and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image. Almost as good as a matching die, just takes a little more time, but faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I looked through my scraps of paper and found this matching pink paper, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Gina K. Designs Grand Greetings  and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Gina K. Designs Grand Greetings
  • Copic Markers: YG03, YG17; YG99, YG97, YG93; GYG67, YG23; V04, V09; R37, R39; RV14, RV13, RV11
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Queen & Co. Candy Shoppe Jellies Pink
  • Cuttlebug Charles Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle

A Skater’s Happy Birthday

When I saw this stamp from La-La Land Crafts called Figure Skater Marci I knew it would make the perfect birthday card for Julia, who is a competitive figure skater.  Love the way it turned out.

I have the digital image, so I can make it just the size I want. I printed the image with my laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then colored it with Copic Markers (listed below). Once I was done coloring, I then scanned and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image, much faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  This time I reversed the polka dots s they were recessed.  I adhered the focal image to the embossed rectangle using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I used Gina K. Designs Black 120# Cardstock, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Figure Skater Marci Digi Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • Copic Colors: C0, C2, 0; C9, C7, C5; RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; R20, R21; E49, E47, E29
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Black Cardstock
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Winter Birthday Wishes

This cute image from La-La Land Crafts Autumn Marci is great for an autumn or winter birthday card with is jacket, scarf, and gloves.  Paige’s favorite color is blue and I added accents of pink.  I really like the color combination.

I have the digital image, so I can make it just the size I want. I printed the image with my laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then colored it with Copic Markers (listed below). Once I was done coloring, I then scanned and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image, much faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I looked through my scraps of paper and found this matching blue paper, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Studio Katia’s Blooming Bunch and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Autumn Marci Digi Stamp
  • Studio Katia Blooming Bunch
  • Copic Markers: BG01, BG02, B02; B06, B05, B04, B02; E00, E01, E11, R20; R20, R21, R22; C0, C2, C4; C3, C5; E29, E24, E31
  • Sakura Gelly Roll 08 White Pen
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Navy Cardstock
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

 

Love You Hailey – Happy Birthday

I love making birthday cards for the young women at church.  It is fun to find an image that looks similar to what they look like and color matching hair and skin tones and the clothes in their favorite colors.  I really like the navy and coral combination that Hailey likes.

I stamped the image from La-La Land Crafts Love You Molli onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which is Copic friendly and colored the image with the markers listed below.

Once I was done coloring, I then scanned and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image. Almost as good as a matching die, just takes a little more time, but faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I used Gina K. Designs In the Navy 120# cardstock, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Message set and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Love You Molli
  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Message
  • Copic Markers R20, R21, R22; E00, E01, E11, R20; C1, C2, C3, C4; C6, C7, C9; B34, B37, B39; E31, E33, E37, 0
  • Sakura Gelly Roll 08 White Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Navy Cardstock
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Cross My Heart Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Teal Tree Peony Birthday Wishes

I always love the way cards turnout using Power Poppy’s Tree Peony stamp.  This card is for a woman I serve with in the Young Women’s organization at church.  Her favorite colors are any shade of blue.

I have the digital image, so I can make it just the size I want.  I printed the image with my laser printer onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and then colored it with Copic Markers (listed below).  Once I was done coloring, I then scanned and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image. Almost as good as a matching die, just takes a little more time, but faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock. To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I looked through my scraps of paper and found this deep blue paper, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Fancy Sayings and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

For Shannon Gammon

  • Power Poppy Tree Peony
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers BG15, BG13, BG31; BG49, BG45, BG13; G28, B94, B24; YR24, YR23, YR21
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Paw Prints Birthday Wishes

We have a new young woman turning twelve and entering the Young Women’s organization at church.  Her mother tells me she has a dog and a cat.  I didn’t have a dog image similar to what she has, but this cute cat I colored based on the photo her mom sent me.  I think it turned out cute.  Welcome Katie.

I stamped the image from SWALK pawfect Pal Paw Prints onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, which is Copic friendly and colored the image with the markers listed below.

Once I was done coloring, I added white polka dots to the chair with a White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen.  I then scanned  and imported it into the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the image.  Almost as good as a matching die, just takes a little more time, but faster than fussy cutting.

I cut a rectangle from the same white cardstock using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle and then ran it through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder and adhered the focal image using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  To make the focal image pop on the white cardbase, I looked through my scraps of paper and found this deep teal blue paper, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed rectangle and adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted’s Fancy Sayings and was stamped on Vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder then wrapped around the focal image panel and adhered to the back with Scotch Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the panel and then adhered to the cardbase with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • SWALK Pawfect Pals Paw Prints
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers: E00, E01, E11, R20; C9, C7, C6, C1, C0, E55; V12, V15, YR24; V09, V06, V04; BG45, BG49; E49, E47, E57, E55
  • Sakura Gelly Roll 08 White Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • WorldWin Papers Translucent Vellum
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versa Mark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

 

You Are Beautiful Inside and Out (TLC675)

This card was created by adding distress ink onto acetate and smooshing it onto damp watercolor paper.  This technique creates really beautiful background, but it also can create some lovely die cut images and florals.The flowers are from the Spellbinder January Die of the Month and were cut from leftover watercolor background paper.  I wanted something bright and cheerful to accent the flower images and so another watercolor background was created using yellow distress inks.The yellow background was die cut using a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  The die cut flowers were adhered to the watercolor panel with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  A small turquoise rhinestone was added to the center flower.The sentiment is from Penny Black’s Heartfelt and was stamped just below the flowers using Hero Hues India Ink Black.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the focal image panel and adhered to the back.To accent the color of the flowers some turquoise cardstock was found in my stash and die cut using a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The turquoise rectangle was adhered to the cardbase using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The focal image panel was adhered to the center using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.PRODUCTS USED:

  • Strathmore Vision 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • Distress Inks: Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, and Mowed Lawn / Scattered Straw and Fossilized Amber
  • Spellbinders Heart from January 2018 Die of the Month Kit
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Penny Black Heartfelt
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle

Butterfly Happy Everything Card (TLC675)

This card was created by adding distress ink onto acetate and smooshing it onto damp watercolor paper.  This technique creates really beautiful background.

Because the background is so pretty I wanted to keep the rest of the card for clean and simple by only adding a die cut focal image and sentiment from white cardstock.  The butterfly is from Paper Artist’s 3 Butterflies Die and was cut three time from 80# white cardstock and adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  The same technique was used to die cut and adhere layers of one of the word dies from Penny Black’s Awesome.

The watercolor background was die cut using My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX.  Darice Sticky Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered to the back.  A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the watercolor panel was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The butterfly and sentiment were adhered to the front of the watercolor panel using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  To add a little additional focal image Crystal Stickles was added to the word die cut and the body of the butterfly and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Strathmore Vision 140# Watercolor Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Distress Inks: Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, and Mowed Lawn
  • Paper Artist 3 Butterflies Die
  • Penny Black Awesome Die Set
  • Crystal Stickles
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX