Brush Stroke Messages Birthday Wishes

This card was inspired by a card by Nina-Marie Trapani.  It was quick and easy to make using Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages.  I used a single brush stroke stamp and varied the lengths and colors stamped onto a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.

 

The sentiment from Clearly Besotted’s It’s Your Birthday was stamped with two different colors from the palette and the third color was used to stamp a small balloon from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes.

Once the stamping was complete it was die cut suing the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  I went through my scraps of paper and found a matching red cardstock, which was cut 1/8” larger than the die cut panel and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  A rectangle of Darice Sticky Back Foam was die cut with the same rectangle die and adhered to the back of focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I pulled out some DF Craft Thread in an Orange/Red and Yellow and wrapped it a couple of time around the top of the focal image and adhered the loose ends to the back with scotch tape.  I used some additional thread to tie a bow.

A side folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A bright and colorful masculine card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • Clearly Besotted It’s Your Birthday
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes (Balloon)
  • Altenew Inks: Firebrick, Mountain Mist, Warm Sunshine
  • Copic Marker Y08
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Red Cardstock from Scraps
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • DF Craft Thread Orange/Red and Bright Yellow
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Brush Stroke Messages Diagonal Background Birthday Card

This card was also inspired by Nina-Marie Trapani.  I stamped the longer brush strokes from the Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages on a diagonal using light and dark blue, with a splash of yellow in the narrowest brush stroke.  I used the same colors to stamp three balloons from My Favorite Things Party Balloon stamp and die.

To ensure that the sentiment strip would match the card, I used the darkest ink and ran it across a scrap of white cardstock.  I waited for it to be complete dry before stamping the sentiment from My Favorite Things Twice the Wishes with VersaMark Ink and heat embossing it with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

Once all the design elements were completed the striped paper was die cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of two of the balloons and white DFN Craft Thread was tied to each balloon. The balloons were adhered to the stripped panel and the balloon strips were wrapped around the bottom of the rectangle and adhered with scotch tape.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the sentiment strip and it was adhered to the bottom of the focal image.

The entire panel was adhered to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • My Favorite Things Twice the Wishes
  • My Favorite Things Party Balloons
  • Altenew Inks: Starlight, Turquoise, Maple Yellow
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle
  • DFN Craft Thread White
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder

Hero Arts Birthday Balloons

I recently purchased Hero Arts Birthday Balloon.  I thought it would make great masculine cards.  For this card I decided to stamp it three times in rainbow colors using Altenew inks onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  I planned to cut it with the Silhouette using the PixScan Mat, but what I found was that it doesn’t work without a black outline and so I scanned it instead and brought it in as a .jpg image and then cut out the balloons.  I used the balloon strings from Lawn Fawn Party Balloons and ink blended them to match the balloons.  Using a  scrap of white cardstock and ink blended it with the same Altenew Inks using sponge daubers and then die cut one of the words for the WPlus9 Happy Trio Die.

To assemble the card I found some matching green plaid paper in the Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pad and die cut it with the Rectangle from Simon Says Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  Another rectangle was die cut from white cardstock using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  The two rectangles were adhered together with the Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive and Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the Lawn Fawn rectangle and adhered to the back.  It was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The balloons and word die were placed on the card front to determine where to stamp the secondary greeting from Winnie & Walter Sentiment Birthday.  Two of the balloons and strings were adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the third had 3M ½” Foam Tape added to the back for dimension.  Foam Tape was added to the back of the die cut word and adhered to the card front as the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Birthday Balloon
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • WPlus9 Happy Trio Die
  • Lawn Fawn Party Balloon Die
  • Altenew Inks: Parrot, Orange Cream, Maple Yellow, Moss
  • Copic Markers: Y08, Y15, Y17; E97, YR18; YG03, YG05, YG06
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive

Brush Stroke Birthday Messages I, II, III

This card was inspired by a card by Kristina Werner.  I made three separate cards with different color palettes.  I used two of the stamps from Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages used Altenew Inks to stamp and stack them in a horizontal column.  For each color used it was stamped full strength and again as second generation stamping for a lighter hue.

The sentiment was stamped on the darkest stroke.  Once the stamping was complete the panel was die cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  A complimentary rectangle was cut from scrap cardstock 1/8” larger and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut with the same rectangle die and adhered to the back of the focal image panel.

A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the  focal image was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

I really like the graphic element to this card and create it another two time in different color palettes.

CARD ONE PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Altenew Inks: Autumn Blaze, Sunkissed, Olive, Bamboo
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue cardstock from scraps
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle

CARD TWO PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Altenew Inks: Dusk, Sea Glass, Honey Drizzle, Fresh Lemon, Citrus Burst
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue cardstock from scraps
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • My Favorite Things Birthday Sentiments
  • Altenew Inks: Persian Blue, Caribbean Blue, Sapphire, Olive, Bamboo
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue cardstock from scraps
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle

 

 

Shaped Birthday Cake with Buttercream Frosting

I die cut this Silhouette Rivka Wilkins Cake image with the Cameo, but I misjudged the size and it was too big to put on a cardbase, so I decided to make a cake shaped card.  I cut it a second time and scored the top ½” from the top and put ½” Sookwang Be Creative Tape above the score line and then adhered the two together.

The cake, frosting, cherry, and berries were colored with Copic Markers and adhered to the cake base with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry were used to add dimension to the berries on the cake.

The sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday Messages were stamped on the frosting with Gina K. Designs Dark Chocolate Ink and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Rivka Wilkins Cake
  • Hero Arts Birthday Messages
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Dark Chocolate
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry
  • Copic Markers: YR31, YR21; E59, E55, E53; R08, R05, R22, YG03, GY17
  • Sakura White Gel Pen
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Dark Chocolate
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Cupcake Shaker Card

I wanted to make a shaker card for a masculine birthday card and decided to use the Simon Says Stamp Tri Square Die and cut it twice from a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  I then die cut the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes.  A rectangle of acetate was cut 1/8” smaller than the die cut rectangle and adhered to the back with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Next 3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the panel creating six different wells around the six square openings.

Three cupcakes from the Silhouette Designs File by Alaa’ K called Yummy Cupcake Set were sized so they would fit in a square opening and then print and cut the using the Silhouette Cameo.

The rectangle was placed on the front of an A2 top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock to determine where to stamp the sentiment for Simon Says Stamp Square Sayings with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  Sequins from Neat & Tangled Starry Night were piled in the appropriate locations and then the card front was adhered cardbase using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  The three cupcakes were adhered to the remaining three square opening with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  To add a little more added interest Martha Stewart Turquois Confetti were scattered on the front of the card front and adhered with the same Multi Medium Matte glue and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Alaa’ K Yummy Cupcake Set
  • Simon Says Stamp Square Sayings
  • Simon Says Stamp Tri Square Die
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape (Doubled)
  • Neat & Tangled Starry Night Sequin Mix
  • Martha Stewart Turquois Confetti
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Apollo Plain Transparency Film
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

 

Blow Out the Candles Birthday Wishes

I think graphic elements make great masculine birthday cards.  For this card I used the Silhouette cut file from Lisa Norris called 3 Birthday Candles.  The design layers candles with circles and stars cutout and a base candle with a wick and flame.  I decided to use scraps of colored cardstock for the graphic elements of the candles and Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock for the base.  The flame has a smaller inner flame, which was also cut from mirror cardstock, but to add some deeper color Copic Marker YR24 was added.  All elements were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

I could find the perfect die cut that I wanted for a large “birthday” word sentiment, so I used Papertrey Ink’s Text Block Birthday Horizontal Die and then fussy cut out the word “birthday” from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  To match the color of the candles matching Copic Markers were used to color the word.

A quarter sheet of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was run through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.  The candles and die cut word were adhered to the front of the rectangle with Ranger Multi Medium.  Once they were in place the secondary sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Happy Happy Happy was stamped with Altenew Autumn Black and Sunkissed ink and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Lisa Norris 3 Birthday Candles
  • Papertrey Ink Text Block Birthday Horizontal Die
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Altenew Ink: Autumn Blaze, Sunkissed
  • Copic Markers: YR16, YR15, Y06, Y04, G14, YG03, YR24
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# and 80# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Green, Yellow, Orange Cardstock from Scraps

Five Big Candles

This is another masculine birthday card made with a Silhouette Designs called Sarah Bailey Candles.  The design has two layers to the candles, a solid base layer and a top layer with different graphic shape cutouts.  The base layer was cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and the top layer for scraps of colored cardstock.  All were cut using the Silhouette Cameo.  The larger candles are solid elements, even with the cutouts, but the two smaller candles are small stripes.  In order to not have to individually glue each stripe to the base candle Press ‘n Seal was used to lift them from the cutting mat.  This allowed all of the stripes to be glued and adhered together.  Each candled was assembled and glued together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  The word happy from WPlus9 Happy Trio Die was cut from the mirror cardstock.

To assemble the card a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock was cut using the rectangle from WPlus9 Gift Card Layers.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8” smaller and adhered to the back.  The rectangle was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the candles, which were then adhered to the upper two-thirds of the card.

The sentiment was die cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock using the WPlus9 Happy Trio Die.  It was placed on the card front to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment is from Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday and was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The die cut word was then adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Sarah Bailey Candles
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • WPlus9 Happy Trio Die
  • Copic Marker YR24
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# and 80# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Essential 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Rectangle
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

 

Three Big Candles

This is the second card made using the Sarah Bailey Candles Silhouette Design.  This time only the three large candles were used.  The top layer of the candles were cut from scrap of cardstock and the bottom layer, wick, and flame were cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  They were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  In inside flame was colored with Copic Marker YR24.

To assemble the card a rectangle was cut using the My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles and a 1/8” larger rectangle was cut from scrap red cardstock and adhered to the back with Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut using the MFT Wonky Rectangle Die and adhered to the back of the panel with Tombo Multi Medium Matte.

3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back of the candle to add dimension.  The candles were placed on the Wonky Rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The candles were then adhered to the front of the rectangle by removing the backer paper from the foam tape.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was adhered to the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Silhouette Sarah Bailey Candles
  • Simon Says Stamp Brush Stroke Messages
  • Copic Marker YR24
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# and 80# White Cardstock
  • Recollections Essential 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Red Cardstock from Stash
  • My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

 

Wonky Birthday Cake I

The Silhouette Miss Kate Cuttables Birthday Cake image create a fun and funky birthday cake that is great for masculine card.  The cake was cut from scrapes of brown cardstock.  The platter and candle base and flames were cut from Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock.  The frosting was cut from scraps of a light orange/dark yellow cardstock.  Copic Markers were used to add shadows and dimension to the elements.

A rectangle of plaid cardstock was cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes from Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  Darice Sticky Foam Tape was added to the back.  It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment was stamped on the lower tier of the cake with VersaMark Ink and then heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.

The layers of cake and frosting were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then 3M ½” Foam Tape was added to the back for dimension.  The platter was adhered using the same glue and then the cake was added to the top.  The candles were tucked behind the top cake layer.  The focal image was then adhered to the plaid rectangle.

I felt that the card needed a little more color and interest and so Nuvo Crystal Drops in Caribbean Ocean, Bottle Green, Crushed Grape, Ripened Pumpkin were added to the frost as if candies had been sprinkles on the top.

PRODUCT USED:

  • Silhouette Miss Kate Cuttables Birthday Cake
  • Art Impressions Chocolate Therapy Sentiment
  • Ranger Fine Detailed Gold Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6 x 6 Paper Pad
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Sheet
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops: Caribbean Ocean, Bottle Green, Crushed Grape, Ripened Pumpkin
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Copic Markers: E59, E55, E53; YR24, YR23, YR20