Rainbow Happy Masculine Birthday

I am really happy the way this card turned out.  I decided to my new Simon says Stamp Stitched Alphabet stamp set and used rainbow colors for the word “Happy.”  It made a great masculine card.

I colored the letters with Copic Markers (R29, R27, R24; YR09, YR07, YR04; Y18, Y15, Y13; YG17, YG03, YG01; B26, B24, B21).  Since this stamp set does not have matching dies I fussy cut around each letter and added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for dimension.

I die cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle die.  I wanted to place the word on an angle and decided on a strip of black cardstock for the secondary greeting, which was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.   I added a thin strip of foam tape so that the letters could tuck behind it.

I wasn’t happy with the way it look and so I decided to cut more strips of black paper in varying widths and adhere them randomly.  I liked that much betters, but didn’t like some of the spacing and so I took a Pigma Macron Archival Pen 05 and 01 to add lines and dashes and really like how it turned out.

An A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock and the focal rectangle was adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

I really love this Butterflies stencil from Simon Says Stamp.  It was a very simple card to create and I love the way it turned out.

I die cut a rectangle with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Die.  I placed the stencil and taped it to the back of the rectangle.  I used finger daubers to add different colored Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China, Twisted Citron, and Squeezed Lemonade. The sentiment from Gina K. Designs Various Verses was stamped with Broken China Oxide Ink.

I decided to mat the rectangle with some blue cardstock I had in my scraps and adhered the two together with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back and then it was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

As a final embellishment different colored pearls were scattered on the cardstock following the line the of the butterflies.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Butterflies 6 x 6 Stencil
  • Gina K. Designs Various Verses
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Teal Cardstock from Stash
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Broken China, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX

 

 

Heart Cupcake Happy Day

This is another cupcake design from Connie Fong with a couple of heart on the top of the cupcake.  I decided to color it with purple and pink, since they are complimentary colors.

This was a simple card to make.  I printed it using the Silhouette Cameo with registrations marks and then cut around the image.  I colored it with Copic Markers E53, E51, E50; V09, V06, V04; RV09, RV06, RV04 and added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back.  A rectangle of purple embossed cardstock from Recollections Embossed Brights was die cut with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Stack and adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The word “happy” was cut from gold mirror cardstock and an additional three times with white cardstock.  On the white cutouts I cut off the upper loop that went over the cupcake with scissors.  All were adhered together with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  I placed the cupcake and die cut word on the card front to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment “day” using the Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pretty Cute Stamps Hey Cupcake Digi Stamp
  • Mama Elephant Happy Script Die
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
  • Brother HL-L2380DW Ink Jet Printer
  • Copic Markers: E53, E51, E50; V09, V06, V04; RV09, RV06, RV04
  • Recollections Embossed Brights (Modified by Ink Blending Distress Oxide Wilted Violet)
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Live it Up Birthday Cake

This cake image is from Power Poppy called Layer Cake and is a digital stamp.  The great thing about digi stamps is they can be any size you want.  I wanted it to take up a good portion of the front of a top folding A2 card.

I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a laser jet printer and then colored the image with Copic Markers (RV13, RV11, RV10, V15, V12; C6, C5, C3, C1; E59, E57, E55; E53, E51, E50).  Once the coloring was complete the image was cut with the Silhouette Cameo using the PIXScan Mat.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was traced around the cake with a pencil and fussy cut with scissors and added to the back for dimension.  A rectangle of matte silver cardstock was cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX.  I added a white mat of cardstock 1/8″ larger than the silver and adhered the two together with Be Creative Tape.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, but I didn’t like the way the white mat looked and so I decided to double mat the focal image with another rectangle of the matte silver cardstock and liked this much better.  All were adhered to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

As a final embellishment Star Dust Stickles were added to the dot on the cake and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Layer Cake Digi Stamp
  • Brother HL-L2380DW Ink Jet Printer
  • Copic Markers: RV13, RV11, RV10, V15, V12; C6, C5, C3, C1; E59, E57, E55; E53, E51, E50
  • Star Dust Stickles
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Matte Silver Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX

Wonky Cake Make a Wish

I liked this cute wonky cake digital stamp from Pretty Cute Stamps.  I printed with my laser printer onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it the complimentary colors of orange and blue.

Copic Markers used were: B25, B24, B23; YR09, YR07, YR04; Y19, Y17, Y15.  Once the coloring was complete it was cut using the the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.  It was placed on some Darice Sticky Back Foam and traced with a pencil and fussy cut with scissors.

A rectangle of Neena cardstock was cut with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX and matted with some royal blue cardstock from my stash.  The two were adhered together with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.

The cake was placed on the white rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment from My Favorite Things Make a Wish with Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink.  The wonky cake was then adhered using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

A rectangle of orange and white chevron patterned paper from the Recollections Bright and Basic Paper Pad was cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with the same dotliner adhesive.

As a final embellishment Doodlebug Designs Tangerine, Bumblebee, and Blue Jeans Sequins were scatter around the cake, along with Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine Sequins using Ranger Collage Medium.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pretty Cute Stamps Wonky Cake
  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Denim Ink
  • Brother HL-L2380DW Ink Jet Printer
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Bright and Basic 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Copic Markers: B25, B24, B23; YR09, YR07, YR04; Y19, Y17, Y15
  • Doodlebug Designs Tangerine, Bumblebee, Blue Jeans Sequins
  • Neat & Tangled Peacock Feathers
  • Pretty Pink Posh Tangerine
  • Ranger Collage Medium
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX

Have a Beautiful Birthday Shaedyn

We have a new young lady at church whose birthday is coming up soon.  I found out her favorite color is pink and decided to pair it with some green as well.  I used this cute image from Connie Fong called Little Blossom Holding Balloons.

This is a digital image so I printed it on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with my laser jet printer.  This ensure that the lines will not bleed when coloring with Copic Markers.  I used Copic Markers RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; YG03, YG01; G24, G21; E11, E01, E00, R20; e35, E55, E53, E51; C02, C01.  After the coloring was dry I added accents to the balloons and her dress using a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen.  I die cut the image with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die.

I actually assembled the card twice.  First with it adhered to some ombre pink cardstock.

I felt it was too plain and so I decided to add a frame using Mama Elephant Madison Avenue Frame.  I felt it still needed a little something, so I cut the focal image down smaller with another die and added some green patterned paper from the DCWV Glitter Basics Paper Pad cut to fit behind the focal image so that it was showing between it and the frame.  3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the frame and it was all adhered to a top folding pink cardbase.

As a final embellishment Stardust Stickles was added to the largest balloon and then Glossy Accents were a to all.  Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh Sweetheart Mix were scatted on the card, one in the center of a balloon that had a little bubble in the glossy accents.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Connie Fong Little Blossom Holding Balloons Digi Stamp
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Designs Bubblegum and Dusty Rose Ink
  • Brother HL-L2380DW Ink Jet Printer
  • Copic Markers: RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10; YG03, YG01; G24, G21; E11, E01, E00, R20; e35, E55, E53, E51; C02, C01
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Sakura white Gelly Roll Pen
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • DCWV Glitter Basics
  • Mama Elephant Madison Avenue Frame
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash

It’s Your Birthday – Treat Yourself

One of the things I really like about digital stamps is that you can make them any size you want.  For this card I use the Pretty Cute Stamps Hey Cupcake and made it large enough to be the focus of the card.

I printed it on some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo with registration marks.  This allows you to send it back through the software after coloring to cut around the image.

I colored the image with Copic Markers: YR24, RY23, YR21; E59, E57, E55; YG17, YG03, YG01; R24, YR23, Y02.  For the card front I die cut a rectangle using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and matted it with a piece of lime green cardstock I had in my scraps.  I placed the cupcake on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages with Distress Oxide Twisted Citron Ink.  3M 1/2″

Foam Tape was added to the back of the cupcake for added dimension.  I went through my paper pads and found this plaid patterned in the Lawn Fawn 6 x 6 Rainbow Paper Pack and cut it using a larger MFT rectangle die.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the plaid patterned paper was adhered using Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  The focal image rectangle was adhered to the cardbase using the same adhesive.  The backing was removed from the foam tape and the cupcake was applied and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Pretty Cute Stamps Hey Cupcake
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Brother HL-L2380DW Ink Jet Printer
  • Distress Oxide Twisted Citron Ink
  • Copic Markers: YR24, RY23, YR21; E59, E57, E55; YG17, YG03, YG01; R24, YR23, Y02
  • Lawn Fawn 6 x 6 Rainbow Paper Pack
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Lime Green Cardstock Scrap
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Wishing You the Happiest of Birthdays

I ran across this pretty Peony digital stamp from Connie Fong and really think it turned into a pretty card.

I printed the image with my laser jet printer onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  This ensures that the lines don’t bleed when coloring with Copic Markers.  Colors used were: RV14, RV13, RV11; V06, V04; G94, G24, G21; Y15, Y13, YR21; BG000, BG0000, 0.

I cut down the image using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle die and added Darice Sticky Back Foam for added dimension.

An A2 side folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  I searched my sentiments to find one that would fit underneath the focal image rectangle on the cardbase.  I use one from My Favorite Things Celebrate Big and stamped it with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

The focal image was adhered to the cardbase using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Connie Fong Peony Delight Digi Stamp
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate Big
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Brother HL-L2380DW Ink Jet Printer
  • Copic Markers: RV14, RV13, RV11; V06, V04; G94, G24, G21; Y15, Y13, YR21; BG000, BG0000, 0
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

Blowing Birthday Wishes Your Way

I decided to create a card with a row of candles from Technique Tuesday Many Candles stamped in rainbow colors.  I like the way it turned out.

I stamped the images with Distress Oxide Inks: Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Fired Brick/Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey4, R22; YR15, YR12; Y02, Y01; YR04, Y38, Y15.  I pulled out my Copic Markers to add some dimension to the edges (YG03, YG01; BG13, BG11; V17, V15, V12; RV13, RV11, RV10; R24, R22; YR15, YR12; Y02, Y01; YR04, Y38, Y15).

I used the PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo to cut around the candles so that I could pop them up using 3M 1/2″ Scotch Tape.  I die cut a rectangle from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  I arranged the candles on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment, which is from My Favorite Things Make a Wish with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the rectangle and it was adhered to a side folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Technique Tuesday Many Candles
  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Fired Brick/Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey
  • Copic Markers:
  • Star Dust Stickles
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape YG03, YG01; BG13, BG11; V17, V15, V12; RV13, RV11, RV10; R24, R22; YR15, YR12; Y02, Y01; YR04, Y38, Y15
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

It’s Your Birthday – Eat Cake

I’ve had the CZ Designs Birthday Palooza stamp set for some time and hadn’t used it, so I decided to pull it out to make this card.  I really like how it turned out.

I stamped the cake and sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink since I planned to color them with Copic Markers.  Colors used were: E59, E57, E55; V09, V06, V04; B26, B24, B23; BG15, BG13, BG11; YG17, YG03, YG01; Y08, Y06, Y04; YR09, YR07, YR04; R29, R27, R24.  After coloring I die cut them with the matching dies.

I decided to keep this a clean and simple card.  I cut a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  I matted it with a rectangle of turquoise cardstock and then added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back.

I placed the cake and die cut sentiment on the rectangle to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment.  Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive was used to adhere the rectangle to the cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • CZ Designs Birthday Palooza
  • Copic Markers: E59, E57, E55; V09, V06, V04; B26, B24, B23; BG15, BG13, BG11; YG17, YG03, YG01; Y08, Y06, Y04; YR09, YR07, YR04; R29, R27, R24
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Turquoise Cardstock from Stash
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive