Peony Dream Happiest of Birthdays

This card designs is entirely based on a card created by Shari Carroll for Simon Says Stamp, the only difference is she used acrylic paints and I used Altenew 36 Pan Watercolors. I love the lovely soft colors used and the way the background behind the Altenew Watercolor Stripes Cover Die enhances and provides a beautiful backdrop for the flowers and leaves.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Peony Dream 3D Die
  • Altenew Watercolor Stripes Cover Die
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Altenew 36 Pan Watercolors: Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Forest Glades, Frayed Leaf, Bamboo, Sunkissed, Orange Cream

Blooming Chrysanthemum Happy Birthday

This die from Memory Box is really an outline flower image, but I wanted to keep the center of the petals intact so I turned it over and added scotch tape to the back before removing the die. I watercolored the image using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers, added some foam tape to the back and adhered it to a panel I due cut using Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle. Mounted the finished panel on a turquoise card base and loved the outcome.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Memory Box Blooming Chrysanthemum
  • Penny Black Smile Today
  • Gina Marie Designs Petite Looped Lace Rectangle
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 033 Persian Green, 040 Green, 042 Turquoise Green
  • Gina K. Designs Turquoise Sea Base Weight Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Scotch Tape

Garden Picks Happy Birthday Lattice Frame

This pretty frame is one that came from Hong Kong. You rarely can tell who the manufacturer is, but I really like the lattice look to the die cut and the center circle where you can add a sentiment. I paired it with Altenew’s Garden Pick 3D Flower watercolored with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers and you have a lovely card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Altenew Garden Picks 3D
  • Altenew Rose Flurries 3D (Leaves)
  • Altenew Birthday Greetings
  • Hong Kong Lace Net Frames Die
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Makers: 081 Light Violet, 027 Dark Pink, 082 Purple, 021 Light Carmine, 028 Pale Pink, 044 Deep Green
  • Copic Marker V09 (Pearl Color)
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen Clear

Butterfly Magic Let’s Celebrate

I love the way this pretty background turned out by cutting it from Bristol Smooth Cardstock and watercoloring it with ZIG Real Brush Markers. Added a vellum sentiments and a beautiful card was complete.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Winnie & Walter The Party
  • Spellbinders Impressibilities Butterfly Magic Background De
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Makers: 021 Light Carmine, 050 Yellow, 041 Light Green, 092 Blue Gray
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Shimmer Vellum
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive

Cheery Flower Happy Birthday

I really like this circle of flowers from Memory Box. It makes a quick and easy card. I wanted to add visual interest to the background behind the circle so I stamped Simon Says Stamp’s You Matter Background in a matching pink ink. Add some foam tape behind the die cut, colored it with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers, added a pretty gold sentiments with a pink secondary stamped greetings and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Honey Bee Birthday Die
  • Memory Box Cheery Flower Collage Die
  • Simon Says Stamp You Matter Background
  • Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Birthday
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 028 Pale Pink, 021 Light Carmine, 953 Yellow Green, 041 Light Green
  • Gina K. Designs Innocent Pink Ink
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Stitched Flowers Celebrate You

I decided to dig into my dies and use some of the product I had on hand. I pulled out these stitched flowers from My Favorite Things. I wanted to water color them and so I used Bristol Smooth Cardstock to cut the flowers and leaves and colored them using my ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I die cut Avery Elle’s Horizontal Strips and arranged the flowers in the lower left of the open circle. Stamped the sentiment in the opening with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The flower centers are gold mirror cardstock to match the heat embossed sentiments.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers
  • My Favorite Things Plentiful Petels and Cut Flowers (Leaves)
  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes
  • ZIG Clean Color Read Brush Markers: 050 Yellow, 067 Mustard; 070 Orange; 032 Persian Blue; 051 Lemon Yellow, 029 Geranium Red; 084 Deep Violet, 030 Blue, 021 Light Carmine, 028 Pale Pink, 029 Geranium Red; 043 Pale Olive, 083 Lilac
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Loopy Rose Happy Birthday

It never ceases to amazing me how different people like different things. I created this card and it definitely was not one of my favorites, but when I showed it to a friend, along with some other cards I created, it was her fav. Makes me stop and think that I someone who receives this card will like it. It is bright and colorful using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers on Bristol Smooth cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Single Roses Die
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Gina K. Designs Tangerine Twist Ink
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 047 May Green, 045 Pale Green, 023 Scarlet Red, 070 Orange, 052 Bright Yellow
  • Spellbinders Fancy Edged Ovals
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Happy Birthday Bundles of Presents

I must have been in a blue, yellow, and green kick since I made a lot of cards with that color scheme. I liked this bundle of gifts. Colored them using Copic Markers, cut this using the Silhouetted, added some foam tape for dimension and pair it with KB Riley’s Happy Birthday sentiment Die. Quick and easy to create this masculine card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Coloring 4-Kids Birthday Presents Coloring Page
  • KB Riley Happy Birthday Die
  • Copic Markers: B97, B93, B91; YG17, YG03, YG01; Y08, Y06, Y04
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Lime Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Silhouette PIXScan Mat

Balloon Bouquet Happy Birthday

I liked that this digital image from Coloring 4-Kids had the sentiment with it. Made for a quick and easy card. Printed the image, colored with Copic Markers, die cut with the Silhouetted, added some foam tape for dimension and a masculine birthday card is ready to send.

Products Used:

  • Coloring 4-Kids Birthday Balloons Coloring Page
  • Copic Markers: B97, B93; G17, G03; Y08, Y04
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Base Weight Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Silhouette PIXScan Mat

Cake and Balloons Happy Birthday

I am always looking for some good images to use for masculine birthday cards. I find them the most challenging cards to make. I found this image at Coloring 4-Kids. Colored it with Copic Markers. Die cut it using the Silhouette and adhered it to a panel embossed with the Darice Birthday Folder. Added a pop of green to match the image and viola a great guy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Coloring 4-Kids Birthday Cake Coloring Page
  • Darice Birthday Embossing Folder
  • Copic Markers: B97, B93, B91; YG17, YG03, YG01; Y08, Y06, Y04
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Lime Green Cardstock from Scraps
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Silhouette PIXScan Mat