There’s No Such Thing as Too Many Candles Birthday Card

I’m always thinking of cards that can be used for masculine birthday cards.  About half of the birthday cards I send are for people who are senior citizens (over 60).  I really liked the sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments “There’s no such thing as too many candles,” and decided to use this as the theme for this card.

I recently purchased Impression Obsession’s Candle Block stamp and die and thought the candles would be the perfect size to put a lot of them on a birthday cake.  So, I searched my dies and decided to use the layered cake from Hero Arts Make a Wish stamp and die.  I cut the cake layers from a scrap of brown cardstock and shaded it with Copic Markers (colors listed below).  The cake stand was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.

Since the cake was chocolate, I decided I wanted to have a complimentary patterned paper background.  I found this chevron paper from My Mind’s Eye Adventure Paper Pad and die cut it with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock using Tombo Mono Glue Runner Dot Adhesive.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of the brown cardstock and then heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  It was adhered to the card front using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

The candles were stamped multiple times with the Memento Inks listed below and then die cut with the matching die.  Candles in the back where adhered directly to the cardbase and the candles in the front with thin strips of 3M 1/2″ Fun Foam.  Gold Stickles was used for the flame of the candles and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Impression Obsession Candle Block
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments
  • Hero Arts Make a Wish
  • Copic: E49, E47, E55, E57, E53
  • Memento Ink: Danube Blue, Cottage Ivy, Dandelion, Tangelo, Lady Bug
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • My Mind’s Eye Adventure Paper Pad
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gold Stickles
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Rangers Multi Medium Matte

Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Pink Tipped White Happy Birthday Card

This is the last card made with the Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp.  This time I decided on another two-toned rose of white and hot pink.

The image was printed on Neenah Solar White 80# Cardstock with a laser printer.  Copic Markers RV11, RV13, RV14; C00, C0, C1, C2; G24, G94, G99; BG0000, BG10 were used to color the image.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  To add interest to the card it was run through the Big Shot with the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder with pressure only applied to the top 2/3 of the card.  A Scor-Pal was used to add an embossed line separating the embossed portion of the card from front the bottom of the card.

The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped on the bottom of the card with Hero Arts Bubblegum Ink.  Butterflies were punched using the Martha Stewart Three Butterflies Punch and then colored in the same way as the rose.  Small white pearls were used for the body of the butterflies.

The focal image was die cut using Spellbinders Classic Square Large Die and then adhered to the dry embossed area of the card front with Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam and Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Red Thinking of You Card

Red is the first color that comes to mind when talking about roses.  It has forever been the symbol of love and devotion and makes a beautiful card.

The image was colored with Copic Markers: R24, R27, R29; YG99, YG97, YG93; BG0000, BG000.  Once the coloring was complete the focal image was die cut with Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  A rectangle 1/8” larger was cut with a guillotine paper cutter out of red cardstock.  Both were adhered together with Tombo Mono Dot Adhesive Glue Runner.

The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped in Hero Hues India Ink Black in the lower left of the card.  An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image rectangle and it was adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.  Simple to make, but elegantly beautiful.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers: R24, R27, R29; YG99, YG97, YG93; BG0000, BG000
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Red Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

 

Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile White With Sympathy Card

I decided to color it white, but if you look closely at white flowers you will notice that they are not completely white.  There is shading to the petals that are sometimes, green, yellow, gray, and other neutral colors.  I decided to use light yellow Copic Markers to shade the image.  Colors used are listed below.

Once coloring was complete I fussy cut the rose with scissors.  To help the image standout on the page a circle of green cardstock was die cut using My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX Die.  A darker green scalloped circle was cut using Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Large Die.  Both circles were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The rose image was adhered to the circle die cuts using 3M ½” Foam Tape.

To determine where to stamp the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings the focal image was placed on a top folding A2 cardbase and then stamped with Altenew Forest Glade Ink.

Doodle Bug Designs Limeade and Pretty Pink Posh Mossy Grass Sequins were added to the card as a final embellishment.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic Markers: Y00, Y02; G43, G28, G99;
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX Die
  • Spellbinder Scalloped Circle Large Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Altenew Forest Glade Ink
  • Doodlebug Designs Limeade Sequins
  • Pretty Pink Posh Mossy Grass Sequins
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Deep Pink Just for You Card

I love roses.  I live in a warm sunny climate, which is perfect for roses.  I have about 10 or 12 different plants around my house.  For this card I Copic Colored the rose image from Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile with a Deep Pink.

The image was printed on Neenah Solar White 80# White Cardstock with a laser printer, which is Copic Marker safe.  Colors used  are: R32, R35, R37, R39; G99, YG97, YG93; G20.

Once the coloring was complete it was die cut with the Memory Box Stitched Rectangles.  I don’t use these dies as often as regular stitched dies, but I like the cross stitched look that it creates.

The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings and was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black in the lower left corner of the focal image rectangle.  A rectangle of Darice Sticky Foam Tape was cut 1/8”smaller with a guillotine paper cutter and adhered to the back of the focal image.

An A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock adn the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic: R32, R35, R37, R39; G99, YG97, YG93; G20
  • Memory Box Stitched Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

 

Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Yellow Happy Birthday Card

For this card the Card the rose from Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile was colored in yellow Copic Markers. I love yellow roses.

Once the coloring was complete the image was fussy cut with scissors. Next a rectangle of 80# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock was cut with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles and then run through the Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder.  A Rectangle of yellow cardstock was cut 1/8” larger than the embossed rectangle and both were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back.

3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the cutout rose and it was adhered to the dry embossed rectangle.  The focal image rectangle was then placed on a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Sizzix Birthday Cake, which was stamped with Hero Arts India Ink Black.

The focal image was adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Sizzix Birthday Cake
  • Copic: Y15, Y17 YR23; YG93, YG95, YG99
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Yellow Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Orange Tipped Yellow Time to Celebrate Card

For this card I decided to do a two-toned flower. I hoped it would be like a flower I have growing in my back yard.  It is deeper in hue, but still pretty.

The digital stamp was printed on Neenah Solar White 80# Cardstock with a laser printer and then colored with Copic Markers (colors used are listed below).  Once the image was colored the image was die cut with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle.  A rectangle from Paper Accents Gold  Cardstock was cut 1/8” larger and the two were adhered together with Be Creative Double Sided Tape.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was die cut and added to the back of the focal image rectangle.

The focal image rectangle was adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic: Y06, Y08, Y15; R22, RV13, RV14; G43, G46, G99; B0000, B000
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Peach Birthday Wishes Card

This birthday card uses the Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp.  It was printed on Neenah Solar WhCard 00437 was colored with Copic Markers R20, R22 R24; YG13, YG17, YG67; BG0000, BG000. 

Once the coloring was complete the focal image was die cut using the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die.  The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black in the bottom left.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was cut just smaller than the rectangle and adhered to the back of the rectangle.  An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A plain and simple birthday card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic: R20, R22 R24; YG13, YG17, YG67; BG0000, BG000
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Hot Pink Congratulations Card

I was asked to teach the 12 and 13 year-old girls from church how to color with alcohol markers.  I decided the easiest image to learn on would be a simple flower design, so I printed a lot of the roses from Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile digital stamp with my HP Laser printer onto 80# Ninnah Solar White cardstock.  I wanted them to have enough images to practice coloring before completing a final image to make a Mother’s Day card for their Mom.  When the evening was done I had a lot of leftover printouts and decided to make several cards with them rather than throw them away.  I will post a lot of different renditions of this image and you will be able to see how one image can create a lot of unique and pretty cards.

For this card the rose was colored hot pink with Copic Markers: RV02, RV04, RV06; YG13, YG17, YG67; C00, C0, C1.

When the coloring was complete the image was die cut using a My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX die.  A slightly larger circle was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror cardstock with a Simon Says Stamp Nested Circle die and both were adhered together with Be Creative Double-Sided Tape.  A top folding A2 cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock and the focal image was placed on top to determine where to stamp the sentiment.  The sentiment from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings was stamped with VersaMark Ink at the bottom center of the card front and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  A circle of Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was adhered to the back of the focal image and then it was applied to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Rose and Chamomile Digital Stamp
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Copic: RV02, RV04, RV06; YG13, YG17, YG67; C00, C0, C1
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Nested Circled Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink

Mom I Love You Mother’s Day Card

I love the image from C. C. Designs DoveArt Studios Himalayan Poppy and decided to use it for my Mom’s Mother’s Day card this year.  She loves red and so that is what I used to color this image with Copic Markers: R22, R24, R27, R29; YG99, YG97, YG95; BG000, BG0000.

With colored pencil shading
Without colored pencil shading

Once coloring was done I die cut the image with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Another rectangle was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock 1/8” larger and both were adhered together using Be Creative Double Sided Tape.  (I find this works best with the smooth surface of mirror cardstock.)  Simon Says Stamp Script Mom was also cut from the same mirror cardstock and again from Darice Sticky Backed Fun Foam.  I cut the foam with the sticky side up and find it works really well to add dimension to die cut words.

Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image rectangle and then it was placed on a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Mother’s Day, which was stamped underneath the focal image rectangle on the right.  The focal image was then adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins were scattered on the card front.

I thought the card was done at this time, but the more I looked at it I just felt that it needed something more.  I had just watched a YouTube video about adding shading to Copic colored images with colored pencils and decided to give it a try.  I used my Derwent Inktense Pencil 0410 Hot Red to add shadows to the flower centers and liked it much better, but I still felt it needed something, so I pulled out my Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gold #551 pen and added gold dots to the flower stamen and finally felt like it was complete.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • C. Designs DoveArt Studios Himalayan Poppy
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gold #551
  • Derwent Inktense Pencil 0410 Hot Red
  • Copic Markers: R22, R24, R27, R29; YG99, YG97, YG95; BG000, BG0000
  • Simon Says Stamp Script Mom
  • Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles