Bring on the Happy Birthday Card

How can you not fall in love with the cute images from Whimsy Stamps. This card uses Wee Suzi and was made for Charlyn, whose favorite color is lavender.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.  It was colored with Copic Markers (colors listed below) and then die cut with the Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  A rectangle 1/8″ larger was cut out of purple cardstock I had in my stash.  Both were adhered together using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was adhered to the back of the panel.

The sentiment from Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles was stamped below the focal image with Altenew Lavender Ink.  I wanted to highlight the lavender color so I pulled out Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid 6 x 6 Petite Paper Pack and die cut a rectangle of the diagonal lavender plaid cardstock with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes. Purple cardstock 1/8″ larger was adhered to the back of the plaid paper and then it was adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue. The same glue was added to the fun foam on the back of the focal image and then it was adhered to the plaid card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue, and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Whimsy Stamps Wee Suzi
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid 6 x 6 Petite Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Purple Cardstock from Stash
  • Copic Markers: G29, G28, G24;YG13, YG17; R24, R27; C0, C1, C2; BG000, BG0000; V22, V12, V15, V17; E00, E11, E51, R20; E50, E53, E35
  • Altenew Lavender Fields Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles

Love You Molli Make a Wish Birthday Card

This card was made for Kara Lee whose favorite colors are Turquoise and Green.  This is a new image from La-La Land Crafts entitled Love You Mollie.  I love her beautiful, flowing hair and cute boots.

The image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and then colored with Copic Markers (listed below).  Once the coloring was complete it was die cut using the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles.  I searched my stash of cardstock and found a matching turquoise, which was cut 1/8″ larger than the focal image. Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back.  The sentiment from Avery Elle Cupcakes was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image rectangle was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue. Bottle Green Nuvo Crystal Drops were added to the heart on the t-shirt and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La-Land Crafts Love You Molli
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Teal/Aqua Cardstock from Stash
  • Copic Markers: E50, E53, E55, E35; E00, E11, E51, R20; BG13, BG15, BG18; YG03, YG63, YG67; C0, C1; C1, C3; B000, B0000
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Bottle Green
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle

Blossoms Love Balloons Make a Wish Birthday Card

This card is for Centhy who is a senior this year and will be moving on to new and exciting adventures in her life.  Her favorite colors are pink and black.

I found some great black and gray paper to use as a background for this card in the Colorbok 8 1/2″ x 11″ Moonlight Designer Paper.  It was die cut using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  I found some hot pink cardstock in my stash and cut it with my paper trimmer 1/8″ larger than the patterned paper.  These two rectangles were glued together with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and then adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The focal image from Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Blossoms Love Balloons was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers (listed below).  Once the coloring was complete the focal image was die cut with the second largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  A hot pink rectangle 1/8″ larger was cut and adhered to the back with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

The sentiment from Avery Elle Cupcakes was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image and then adhered to the front of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Wink of Stella was added to the balloons and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Blossoms Love Balloons
  • Avery Elle Cupcakes
  • Colorbok 8.5 x 11 Designer Paper Moonlight
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Hot Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker
  • Copic Markers: C6, C7, C8; RV04, RV06, RV09 (RV69 Balloon); E00, E11, E51, R20; E49, E59, E57; B000, B0000
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam (Small Rectangle)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black

Seize the Cupcake Birthday Card

This card was made for Rachel, whose favorite color is green.  I found some green and white daisy patterned paper in my stash and used it to determine the color of Copic markers that were used to color the image.

The patterned paper was die cut with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle.  A darker green layer was added 1/8″ larger than the patterned paper.  They were adhered together with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and then glued to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The focal image from C. C. Designs Cupcake Emma was stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with the Copic Markers listed below.  Once coloring was complete the focal image was die cut with another Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle and a darker green layer 1/8″ larger was adhered to the back with the Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

The sentiment from Hero Arts Seize the Cupcake was stamped with Altenew Forest Glades Ink.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image to add dimension and then glued to the patterned paper with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  I decided to use Bottle Green Nuvo Crystal Drops for the frosting and it turned out looking perfect. Gold Stickles was used for the candies on top of the frosting and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • C. C. Designs Cupcake Emma
  • Hero Arts Seize the Cupcakes
  • Green and White Daisy Patterned Paper from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Green Cardstock from Stash
  • Copic Markers: YG17, YG63, YG67; E50, E53, E35; E00, E11, E51, R20; E59, E57, E55; E30, E31; B000, B0000
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Bottle Green
  • Stickles Gold
  • Altenew Forest Glades Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Pigma Micron01 Pen (for eyelashes)
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam

Have a Sweet Day Birthday Card

This personalized birthday card was created for our newest young woman, Aubrey.  Her favorite color is pink and anything that sparkles, according to her mom and big sister.

The image is from Penny Black’s Wish Big and was stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Everything was colored with different hues of pink (colors listed below).  Copic YR23 was used as a base for anything gold.  Once the coloring was complete the focal image was die cut using Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  To add more sparkle and bling Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock was cut 1/8″ larger and both were adhered together with Sookwang Scor-Tape.

To accent the pink and gold theme a larger rectangle was cut with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle from Dream Street Paper LLC Baylee’s Garden Rain Drops paper, which has gold foil at the center of the cirles.  A rectangle 1/8″ larger was cut from mirror cardstock and both were adhered together with Scor-Tape.  This panel was adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

The focal image rectangle was placed on the card front to determine where to stamp the sentiment from My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The focal image was then adhered to the card front by adding Tombo Mono Multi Glue to the fun foam.  Gold Stickles was added to the crown, ribbons, dots on the present, and the star confetti and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Big Wish
  • My Favorite Things Delicious Birthday
  • Dream Street Paper LLC Baylee’s Garden Rain Drops
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Gold Stickles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam (Small Rectangle)
  • Copic Markers: E00, E11, E51, R20; E50, E53, E35; R00, R02, R05; R11, R12, R14; RV10, RV11, RV14, RV17; C01, C03; B000, B0000
  • Pigma Micron01 Pen

Cupcake Brigitta Happy Birthday Card

This is a personalized birthday card for MaryLynn made with C. C. Designs Cupcake Brigitta.  When I create one of these cards for the young women at church I try and find an image that has close to the same length of hair that they have and then I color them to look like them, with their favorite colors.

The image was stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I knew that MaryLynn’s favorite colors were pink and green and so I searched through my paper packs and found the perfect patterned paper in Perfect Prints Forever in Time 6 x 6 Paper Stack.  The was the inspiration for the Copic markers used to color the image (colors listed below).

Once the coloring was complete the image was die cut using Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large.  I searched through my scraps of paper to find a pink that would compliment the patterned paper and die cut a Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals Large.  The focal image oval and the scalloped oval were adhered together with Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive and then Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back.

A rectangle of the patterned paper was die cut using the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  A rectangle 1/8″ larger was cut from the pink cardstock and both were adhered together with the same dot adhesive.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back for dimension.  An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the patterned paper rectangle was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

The sentiment from Fiskars Birthday Bash was stamped with VersaMark Ink on a scrap of pink cardstock and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  It was then cut into a thin strip and fun foam was added to the back.  It was placed to the bottom of the patterned paper with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then the focal image centered above it and adhered with the same glue.  Nuvo Crystal Drops Caribbean Ocean and Bubblegum Blush were scattered on the focal image and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • C. C. Designs Cupcake Brigitta
  • Fiskars Birthday Bash
  • Perfect Prints Forever in Time 6 x 6 Paper Stack
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Pink Cardstock from Stash
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large and Scalloped Ovals Large
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Copic Markers: RV11, RV12, RV14; YG01, YG05, YG06; E50, E53, E35; E31, E35, E37; E00, E11, E51, R20; B00, B000; C00, C01; C01, C02, C03; BG000, BG0000; B000, B0000
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Caribbean Ocean and Bubblegum Blush
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam

Just One More Candle Birthday Card

This is a birthday card for Jenna made with Penny Black’s Big Wish stamp set.  I love coloring these cute little people for personalized birthday cards.

The image was stamped on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored with Copic Markers (colors listed below).  As always, these cards are colored with the recipients favorite colors.  Once the coloring was complete it was die cut using the second largest Lawn Fawn Small stitched Stackable Rectangles.

Blue patterned paper from Perfect Prints Forever in Time 6 x 6 Paper Stack was die cut with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. Blue paper to match the patterned paper was found in my stash and cut 1/8″ larger and both were adhered together using Tombo Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive.

A scalloped rectangle was cut from the same blue cardstock using the Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangles Die.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of both the scalloped rectangle and the focal image. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes and was stamped with Altenew Caribbean Ink in the lower left.

An A2 top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the patterned paper rectangle was adhered to the front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The blue scalloped rectangle was adhered by putting the same glue on the back of the fun foam and then adhering it to the cardbase.  The focal image was glued in the center of the scalloped rectangle with the same glue.  Wink of Stella was added to the balloon and hat.  Neat & Tangled Pink Lemonade Sequins and Doodlebug Blue Jeans Sequins were scattered on the card front and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Big Wish
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes
  • Perfect Prints Forever in Time 6 x 6 Paper Stack
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock
  • Blue Cardstock from Stash
  • Copic Markers: B32, B34, B37, B39; Y02, Y04, Y06; E50, E53, E35 R20; E59, E57, E55
  • Neat & Tangled Pink Lemonade Sequins
  • Doodlebug Blue Jeans Sequins
  • Pretty Pink Posh Scalloped Rectangles Die
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam (Both Small Rectangles Popped)
  • Altenew Caribbean Sky Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Pigma Micron01 Pen
  • Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker

Gansai Pearl Colors Five Candle Birthday Card

I recently purchased the Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors Watercolor Palette and decided to make a clean and simple card using the Hero Arts Five Big Candles stamp.

Using the MISTI the image was stamped on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper.  This ensures a crisp image when stamping on the rough surface of watercolor paper.  I colored the candles using all except the White Gold watercolor.  Since I had just made a card using the Finetec Gold M600 Watercolors I used 620 Inka Gold and 650 Luna Gold to color the patterns on the candles, along with their flames.  The Pearl Cobalt Blue was watered down until it was a very light wash and was painted as a background to the focal image.

The 620 Inka Gold watercolor was used on a scrap of watercolor paper and dried with the Marvy Embossing Tool.  It was then die cut with one of the “Happy” words from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp and cut set with the Sizzix Big Shot to use as a sentiment for the card.

The focal image was run through the Big Shot with the second largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles.  Another rectangle was cut 1/8″ larger from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and adhered to the back of the focal image with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  A side folding A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal image panel was placed on the card front to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment, which is also from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set, with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The focal image rectangle was adhered to the top of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The “Happy” die cut was adhered to the bottom right of the focal image with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Hero Arts Five Big Candles
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Finetec Gold M600: 620 Inka Gold and 650 Luna Gold
  • Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors: Pearl Pink, Pearl Scarlet, Pearl Lemon Yellow, Pearl May Green, and Pearl Cobalt Blue
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory and Black Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • Micron 08 Archival Black Pen
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Tombo Mono Multi Glue

Finetec Gold Balloons and Present Birthday Card

I recently purchased the Finetec Gold M600 Watercolor Palette and wanted to create a card to try out these new watercolors.  I liked the way it turned out and love these shiny gold watercolors.

I began by stamping the image from Inkadinkado Happy Birthday on Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  I used the MISTI since stamping on the rough surface of watercolor paper requires multiple stampings for a crisp image.

I used all six colors from the Finetec Gold M600 palette to color the image. So that the present wouldn’t appear to be floating in air a table was also created with the same colors.  These are very opaque pigments and so some of the lines of the image were no longer a crisp dark.  I used 05 Pigma Micron Pen to redefine the lines in the image.  Once everything was dry the image was run through the Sizzix Big Shot with the 2nd largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle.  A rectangle 1/8″ larger was cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and both were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A second larger rectangle was cut from Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor using the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangle.  A 1/8″ larger rectangle was cut from Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock and they were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  The focal image rectangle was placed on top of the larger rectangle to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Inkadinkado Happy Birthday.  Using the MISTI it was stamped several times with Hero Hues India Ink Black to ensure a crisp image.

An A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock. The larger rectangle was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the focal image rectangle and then it was adhered to the cardbase with the same glue.  I think it turned out to be an elegant clean and simple card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Inkadinkado Happy Birthday
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy
  • Finetec Gold M600: 620 Inka Gold, 630 Arabic Gold, 640 Pharaonen Gold, 650 Luna Gold
  • Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Micron 08 Archival Black Pen
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory and Black Cardstock
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam

 

Patterned Paper Stashes Masculine Birthday Card

This card would be perfect for any man who wears a mustache.  It is simple to create and takes very little time to assemble.

A rectangle of the patterned paper from the Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Ties 12 x 12 Paper Pack was die cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes.  A rectangle of brown cardstock from my stash was cut 1/8″ larger with a paper trimmer and both were adhered together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A top folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, but I didn’t like how stark the contrast was between the patterned paper rectangle and the white cardbase, so a rectangle of Gina K. Designs 120# Black Cardstock was cut using the WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Die, which cut a rectangle the same size as the front of an A2 cardbase.  The black rectangle was adhered to the front of the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.  Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam was added to the back of the patterned paper rectangle and then adhered to the black card front using the same glue.

The sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamp Set was stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with ZING Chestnut Embossing Powder and die cut with the matching die.  The secondary sentiment uses the same ink and embossing powder and was placed directly below the die cut word and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Studio Glasses, Staches, & Ties 12 x 12 Paper Pack
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Black and Ivory Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Stamp Set
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die
  • WPlus9 Gift Card Layers Die
  • ZING Chestnut Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Fun Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape