Garden Bouquet The Happiest of Birthdays

While searching Etsy for some digital stamps I ran across this image from Conie Fang that I really liked. I printed it with my ink jet printer on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.

The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday and was stamped with Altenew Amalgam Ink.

I decided to frame the image with a Gina K. Designs Peekaboo Rectangle and added dimension with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

Products Used:

  • Conie Fong Garden Bouquet
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: B99, B97, B95, B21; B16, B14, B12;; Y15, Y13, Y11; G46, G24, G20; C3 C1; YG67, YG17, YG03; R85, R83, R81; RV13, RV11, RV10; V17, V15, V12
  • Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Rectangle
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops English Mustard and Dandelion Yellow
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K Designs 120# White Cardstock

Peony Delight Happy Birthday

This beautiful image is from Conie Fong. She has a lot of really cute girl images and a few pretty flower arrangements. It was printed onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock. I like this cardstock because it has a really smooth finish and you get beautiful results with your Copic Markers and also because its weight goes through most printers easily.

I search the interest for peony images and decided to color these flowers in a pretty soft pink. The smaller flowers were colored purple. I really like the combination of these two colors together.

Once the coloring was complete the sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink and then heat set with gold embossing powder. To add visual interest it was die cut using a Spellbinder Fancy Edged Oval die. I liked the way it looked but I finally decided to really draw the eye to the focal image by cutting a gold frame from gold mirror cardstock using two of the same oval dies. 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape was cut into thin strips and added to the back of the oval frame and then the two die cuts were carefully adhered together. To help align two detailed die cuts with one having foam tape on then, put a little liquid glue on the foam tape and it allows you to move and adjust them until they align perfectly.

Dotliner adhesive was added to the back of the focal image and it was adhered to a side folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Conie Font Peony Delight 2
  • Winnie & Walter The Party
  • Copic Markers: RV13, RV11, RVG28, G24, G20, BG000
  • Spellbinders Fancy Edged Oval
  • VersaMark Ink
  •  Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Hydrangea Happy Birthday

This beautiful, large hydrangea image is from Just Ink Line. It was printed onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers.

To add visual interest the image was die cut with a Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangle. The final embellishment was to Ranger Gold Stickles to the center of the flowers.

The sentiment is from Winnie & Walters The Party and was stamped with Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink. Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the focal image and it was adhered to a top folding cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Just Ink Line Hydrangea
  • Winnie & Walter The Party
  • Copic Markers: BV04, B34, B32; YG67, YG17, YG03; Y15, Y26
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • Gina Marie Designs Scalloped Rectangles
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Fun Foam

Happy Birthday On an Angle

This card is based on a card my husband received. It was more difficult to create than I first anticipated, but I really like the outcome.

The first time I tried making the card I adhered the diamond to the cardbase but when I went to cut away the edges I hadn’t left enough space for it to come to the point, so I started again and this time I cut away the side of the dark blue cardstock first and then adhered the diamond.

I cut a diamond using an Avery Elle Double Pierced Square from patterned paper. Another square was cut from light blue, leaving enough of a border to create a frame around the patterned paper diamond.

The cardbase was made from two side folding cardbases, one from blue and the second from white cardstock. The blue was cut on the side at an angle. The top of the white cardbase was embossed with a dotted embossing folder. It was too plain without it and the dots accentuated the dotted patterned paper. The two cardbases were adhered together with dotliner adhesive with the fold of the white cardbase at the bottom of the blue.

The cupcake is stamped on Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock and colored with Copic Markers, die cut with the matching dies, and adhered to the diamond with foam tape.

When you open the blue flap a diamond of different patterned paper are added to the top of the flap and another rectangle with a border are added to the center of the card.

When you drop the white cardbase in the center of the card another sentiment is stamped and a border of patterned paper has been added.

Delicate Flowers Happy Birthday I & II

These are the same flowers that were used in my previous cards, but this time I decided to color them a deep burgundy red. They are lovely.

I stamped the flowers onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. and colored them with Copic Markers. To add depth I used a medium gray maker to add additional shadows to the corners where the flower petals met.

For the first card I used the largest flower with the leaves and added a small opening bud. Behind the flowers visual interest was added by adding a die cut of the Crafter’s Companion Grande Swirls die, adhered directly to a another quarter sheet rectangle with spray adhesive. To ensure it adhered well it was placed in a piece of folded typing paper and ran through the Big Shot. It was then die cut using a stitched rectangle and adhered to a side folding A2 cardbase.

Foam tape was added behind the flowers and they were adhered to the left of the decorative rectangle.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark Ink onto black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. It was cut into a strip and tucked underneath the flowers.

For the second card a quarter rectangle was cut using a stitched rectangle and then embossed using the Cricut Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder. It was adhered directly to a side folding A2 Cardbase.

The three flowers of this card were arranged in a pleasing to the eye pyramid. The same sentiment strip was tucked underneath the flowers and the card was done.

Both turned out beautifully.

PRODUCTS USED CARD #1:

  • Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: R69, R59, R39, R37; YG67, YG17, YG03, C6
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# and #110 Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Crafter’s Companion Grande Swirls Die

PRODUCTS USED CARD #2

  • Simon Says Stamp Delicate Flowers
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: R69, R59, R39, R37; YG67, YG17, YG03, C6
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles
  • Cricut Cuttlebug Oxford Embossing Folder
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# and #110 Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Onyx Black Base Weight Cardstock
  • Ranger Gold Stickles
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Wildflower Happy Birthday

My daughter Aimee has a birthday coming up. Her favorite colors are blue and green, I added a little red for contrast in the focal image of this card.

The image was printed with a laser printer and colored with Copic Markers. Once coloring was complete it was cut using the Silhouette PIXScan Mat.

I decided to cut a rectangle using LDRS Creative Scalloped Rectangle. I wanted to enhance the background by ink blending it with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass Ink.

The sentiment was stamped in blue under the decorative rectangle. The rectangle was adhered to the front of an A2 top folding cardbase. The flower arrangement was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Wildflower Mini
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: B16, B12; B01, B00, B000, B0000; B28, B26, B23, B21; B37, B34, B32; B95, B93, B91; R39, R37, R35; Y38, Y35, Y32; YG67, YG17, YG05, YG03
  • Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Powder Blue Ink
  • LDRS Creative Scalloped Rectangle Set
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

Countryside Bouquet the Happiest of Birthdays

On of my sister’s favorite colors are blue, periwinkle and pink. Her birthday is coming up soon and so I pulled out a flower bouquet stamp that I could color for her.

Copic Markers were used to color the image and then it was cut using the PIXScan Mat with the Silhouette Cameo.

I have always like this lattice background and it made a pretty visual interest to the focal image. It was die cut three time and they were glued together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Adhesive. The bouquet was adhered oval circle in the center of the lattice background with liquid glue.

I needed a smaller sentiment to fit in the available space at the bottom of the background. I decided to use blue ink to match the bouquet.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Power Poppy Countryside Bouquet
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: B26, B24, B23, B21; V28, V25, V22, V20; R85, R83, R81; Y35, Y32; G99, G94; YG17,YG05, YG03
  • Lace Net Frame from Hong Kong
  • Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Gina K. Designs Powder Blue Ink
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Powder Blue Ink

The Happiest of Birthdays Jessica

Jessica’s a very smart and pretty girl whose favorite color is red. She had mid length blond hair and this cute image looks a little bit like her.

To enhance the heart on her dress front I used the Hero Arts Window on Love Confetti Fancy Die. The rectangle had been die cut using a stitched rectangle. To give the image a base to stand I embossed the sentiment onto a strip of black cardstock with white embossing powder.

The image was adhered with foam tape and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • La-La Land Crafts Call Me Marci
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: R39, R37, R35; R24, R22, R21; E11, E01, E00, R21, R20’ C5, C3, C1; C9, C7, C5, E35, E53, E50
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Hero Arts Window on Love Confetti Fancy Die
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock

The Happiest of Birthday Sarah

This card was created from Sarah whose favorite color is mint green. I added a little pink as a contrast. The image was die cut with the Silhouette PIXScan Mat.

The image is small and needed some visual interest. A frame was cut using a Mama Elephant Framed Tags/Artist Mat and back with a rectangle embossed with the Memory Box Elliana Background Die.

3M Foam Tape was added to the frame and the focal image and adhered to the front of a top folded cardbase.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Nest Dolls Cupcake Girl
  • Winnie & Walter Sentimental Birthday
  • Copic Markers: G02, G00, G000; G07, G06, G03; R85, R83, R81; E35, E33, E31, E30; E11, E01, E00, R21
  • Mama Elephant Framed Tags/Artist Mat
  • Memory Box Elliana Background Die
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive

You Are So Worth Celebrating Marissa

A sweet young girl at church has a birthday coming up. I selected an image that looks a little bit like Marissa and colored the hair the same as her’s. It was die cut using a PIXScan Mat and the Silhouette Cameo.

A rectangle was cut using a Flower Grid Background Die and then backed with some blue cardstock. The same cardstock was used for the sentiment. The image and sentiment were adhered using foam tape.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Paper Nest Dolls Cotton Candy Girl Birthday Messages
  • Copic Markers: B99, B97, B95; B95, B93, B91; R85, R83, R81; E35, E34, E33, E31; E13, E11, E01, E00, R21; C5, C2, 0
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Flower Grid Background Die
  • Blue Cardstock from Scraps
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Long Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam