Rainbow Ink Blended Masculine Birthday Cards

I wanted to created some ink blended rainbow backgrounds that could make a few great masculine birthday cards.  I thought it would look great if the rainbow colors were behind a large word cutout. However, I didn’t have any die that was big enough for what I wanted, so I went to my Silhouette to create the word HAPPY in the size I wanted.  It’s easy to make two separate cards with the positive and negative words.  I really like the way the cards turned out.

I began by creating a file in my Silhouette that was just smaller than the width of a horizontal A2 cardbase.  I wanted the letters to be a little chunky and so I used the Franklin Gothic Heavy Font at 138.5 pt, but I stretched it to be a little taller.  I cut the word from Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock.

Next I ink blended a half sheet of 80# cardstock with the Distress Ink listed below.  I love the way it turned out.  I die cut a rectangle of the rainbow blended paper with Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  I placed the cutout letters onto the card to determine the placement of the secondary sentiment from My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments.  It was stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.

3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the cutout letters for added dimension.  The easiest way to make sure the individual letters are spaced correctly and straight it to put the negative of the cutout on the card and use it as a template to place the letters, which adhered easily with the foam tape.

Next, I cut a piece of Darice Adhesive Fun Foam to be 1/8″ smaller than the rainbow rectangle.  A horizontal A2 cardbase was created from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the rainbow rectangle was adhered to the cardbase using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

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The second card was used by taking the negative word cutout and cutting it down to a narrow strip.  Next leftover rainbow cardstock was added behind the strip.  To add a little more interest some gold mirror cardstock was cut just wider than the strip and added to the back.

A rectangle of Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock was cut with the Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was added to the back.  The word strip was placed on the white rectangle to determine placement of the secondary sentiment from Sizzix Balloon and Cupcake Stamp set, which was stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The “HAPPY” strip was adhered to the white rectangle using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

A horizontal A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the focal word rectangle was adhered using Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

Products Used Card 1:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • Silhouette Happy Cutout with Franklin Gothic Heavy Font at 138.5 pt, stretched taller to 1 5/8”
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Sentiments Stamp
  • Distress Ink Blending: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam

Products Used Card 2:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock (1 ¾ x 5 1/8)
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock (3/16)
  • Silhouette Happy Cutout with Franklin Gothic Heavy Font at 138.5 pt, stretched a little taller
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Sizzix Balloon and Cupcake Stamp
  • Distress Ink Blending: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes Rectangle
  • Darice Adhesive White Fun Foam

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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