Foiled Too Many Candles

When you foil a regular die you will have thin lines foiled on the cardstock. You will also have the foil waste that can be adhered to cardstock. You never get as smooth and crisp of a foiling using the waste, but portions of it can be used. For the next several card I used both the foiled backgrounds and the waste.

This card used two different background dies. I decided to die cut candles using the Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Candles. Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape was added to the back. I die cut the flames from glitter cardstock and adhered it to the top of each candle. Copic Markers were used to add shading to the flame.

The sentiment was stamped with Distress Oxide ink and then heat embossed clear. It was cut into a banner and foam tape was added to the back.

To add visual interest behind the candles a panel of white cardstock was down using a stitched rectangle and then embossed with the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Folder. I decided to add a mat of teal cardstock, cut 1/8″ larger than the embossed panel. Sticky back foam was added to the back and it was then adhered to a top folding cardbase.

The candles and sentiment were adhered to the embossed panel by removing the paper from the foam tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Candles
  • My Favorite Things Big Birthday Wishes
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Turquoise Foil
  • Copic Markers Y08, Y04
  • Doodlebug Designs Vanilla Sugar Coated Cardstock
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Tranquil Teal Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Modern Morocco Background
  • Crafter’s Companion Grande Dots
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder
  • Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers
  • Hero Arts Detail Clear Embossing Powder
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label

Three Candles Hot Foil Birthday Wishes

I’ve been experimenting with my Gemini FoilPress Hot Foil Machine using regular dies. I pulled out Elisabeth Craft Birthday Candles and hot foiled them with Spellbinders Red Foil. One thing I have learned as I’ve experimented is that the Spellbinders foil need a higher heat setting. I use the medium setting.

When you use regular dies in the FoilPress you get a thin outline. You could get a wider line by using the back, but it will also leave openings in the foil where the release holes are.

I foiled three of the candles. You cannot use the dies to cut the images foiled because they will cut on the exact lines of the foiling and you will loose the foil, so I fussy cut the images.

I liked the candles, but they were very white. You can easily color the images with Copic Markers. In fact the foil will resist the marker. You just have to color slowing and carefully since the lines are so think.

I also foiled a sentiment with red foil and then die cut it using Pink & Main Sentiment Strip.

I wanted some pop behind the candles and decided to use some red mirror cardstock, which is so complimentary to the foiling. I cut down a smaller panel with a stitched rectangle and adhered the candles and sentiment with Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape.

I wanted to use a birthday embossing folder behind the candles, but the embossing folder I had wasn’t large enough to cover the card front, so I decided to cut down a smaller panel of white cardstock and embossed it. I’m actually glad that this was needed, because it was adhered to a red cardbase and I love the look of red/white/red with the white candles.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Elizabeth Craft Birthday Candles
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Everyday Sentiments
  • Copic Markers: R39, R37, R35; YR27, YR24, YR23, YR21
  • Spellbinders Glimmer Red Hot Foil
  • Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Cherry Red Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Red Mirror Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape
  • Pink & Main Sentiment Strip
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Embossing Folder
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Birthday Candles – Happy Birthday, Hot Stuff

I love getting messy and making some ink smooshed background, but then you need to decide what to do with them. For this card I decided to keep it pretty simple.

I die cut the blue smooshed background using a stitched rectangle and then matted it with some navy glitter cardstock. For the focal image of the card I pulled out Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Candles and die cut them from the same navy glitter cardstock for the top layer and from white glitter cardstock for the solid underneath layer. The flames were cut away from the blue candles and the white cardstock was colored using some YR Copic Colors. Liquid glue was used to adhere the two layers together. It can be difficult to adhered glitter cardstock, but if you a generous amount of glue and place the item under a heavy weight while it dries it works out well.

The sentiment was stamped underneath the candles with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed white. The five candles where aligned in a row above the sentiment. The focal panel was then adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Candles
  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Copic Markers: YR24, YR21
  • Distress Inks: Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Doodlebug Design Navy and White Glitter Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape

Spring Card Camp 2 Day 6 Color Blocking Wishing You a Happy Birthday

For my last card using the coloring blocking technique shared by Laurie Willison for the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 Day 6 I decided to use just pink and turquoise blocks.

As previously discussed I used typing paper covered in dotliner adhesive to adhered the block together, aligning the lines of the music. Once they were adhered together they were cut down using a stitched rectangle.

This time I decided to cut along the musical lines, creating a curved border for the top of the block. This left me some white space at the top for adding the die cut and stamped sentiments.

The sentiment was die cut from the same pink cardstock used for the word block, but before cutting pink ink was blended at the bottom of the strip to add an ombre effect. It was cut again from white sticky back foam to add dimension to the sentiment.

A white panel of cardstock was cut with the same stitched rectangle that had been used on the color blocks. The color blocks and die cut sentiment were laid on top to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment with a light gray ink.

Sticky back foam was added to the back of the block rectangle. It was adhered to the white stitched rectangle that already had the two sentiments adhered.

At the last minute I decided to add some candles to each of the color blocks in an alternating color. Ranger Gold Stickles was added to the flames of the candles. The focal image panel was then adhered to a top folding cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things BG Musical Notes
  • Spellbinders Wishing Expressions
  • Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Candles
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Turquoise Sea and Innocent Pink Cardstock
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs Bubblegum Pink Ink
  • Memento London Fog Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder

Black-White-Red Happy Birthday

I love the look of black and white with the pop of red. I pulled out some paper from Honey Bee Stamps and die cut it with a stitched rectangle and matted it with some black cardstock. It was adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase.

The focal image and sentiment were cut from some red cardstock and adhered to the card front. Gold stickles were added to the flames and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Penny Black Birthday Die
  • Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Candles Dies
  • Honey Bee Stamps Back to Basics 6 x 6 Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Cherry Red and Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

Rainbow of Birthday Candles

I love the quick and easy birthday cards you can create with these Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Candles.

I pulled out some patterned paper to cut the top layer of the candles and then backed them with gold mirror cardstock.

A rectangle of white cardstock was cut using an A2 Stitched Rectangle from My Favorite Things and then run through the Big Shot with the Stampin’ Up’s Subtle embossing folder. The rectangle was matted with some Onyx Black Cardstock from Gina K. Designs.

3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was added to the back of the candles for dimension and then adhered the focal image panel.

A sentiment from My Favorite Things was stamped onto a scrap of black cardstock with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder. Foam tape was added to the back and the sentiment was adhered to the bottom of the focal image panel.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • My Favorite Things Make a Wish
  • Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Candles
  • Copic Markers: YR27, YR24
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White and Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Petite Paper Pack
  • Darcie Sticky Back Foam
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Stampin’ Up Subtle Embossing Folder
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

Marble Background Make a Wish

This weeks technique challenge on Splitcoast Stampers was to create marbled backgrounds using your alcohol markers and rubbing alcohol. You will be see quite a few cards using background I created with this technique.

The first is the card with this create orange, yellow, and green background. I loved how colorful and bright it turned out. I used some 4 x 6 glossy photo paper I had on hand, which gives a great shiny finish.

I decided to pair it with some candle dies from Elizabeth Crafts and My Favorite Things Wish die. I die cut them from the same photo paper and colored them with the matching Copic Markers I had used for the background. Added some sticky foam behind for dimension, stamped a secondary sentiment, added some sparkle to the flames with Ranger Gold Stickles and this card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Candles
  • My Favorite Things Wish
  • Copic Markers: YR09, YR07, YR04; Y38, Y17, Y15; YG67, YG17, YG03; YR24, YR23
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label Die
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Cannon Glossy Photo Paper
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Masculine Birthday Candles Happy Birthday

This card is very east to create using Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Candles Dies, paring it with Penny Black’s Birthday die. I used Copic Markers to add a little shading to cutouts and that was it.

Products Used:

  • Elizabeth Crafts Birthday Candles Dies
  • Penny Black Birthday Die
  • Copic Markers: Y38, Y17, Y13
  • Red, Green, Teal, Yellow Cardstock from Scraps
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Party Like a Panda Doodlebug Designs Cardstock
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam