Make A Wish

Hi there.  No spring card today.  I’m sharing a masculine birthday card instead.  I was also able to check off a stamp set and a die from my continually growing NBUS list.  😉

The NBUS images were stamped with Intense Black ink on X-press It paper and coloured with Copics.  The images and the upper portion were masked off and Pacific Point dye ink was blended through a Large Grid stencil with a Clarity brush.

The NBUS Wish was die cut from black cardstock.  To make it stand out, it was mounted onto a scrap of white cardstock and fussy cut to give it a white border.  The other part of the sentiment was white heat embossed on a black strip.

The paper was trimmed to 5.5″x 3.75″, mounted onto an A2 Pacific Point cardstock piece and then die cut with a Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle for a continuous look.  A white gel pen was used to add dot details to the dragon.  The sentiments were adhered and glossy accents was added to the Wish diecut to finish.

Okay, since I am playing in Darnell’s challenge, I have to report my teeny little boo-boo as indicated by the oval in the photo below.

Initially, I masked the area on a slant thinking it would look neat, but it looked funny.  So to save all the work I’ve done so far, I re-masked the area going straight across and covered as best I could with the large Wish diecut.  And I think it worked!  😂

 

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:
Sugar Pea Designs 3rd Birthday Bash Celebration
Cupcake Inspirations – Color Theme #402
SSS Wednesday – Happy Birthday
NBUSApril Fool’s Boo-Boo & NBUS#11

 

Alien Abduction

Hello there.  Today I have another masculine birthday card for the same nephew I mentioned in my last post.  My mom needed a card for him so she asked me to make her one.  No problem since I had something in mind using some new products I just bought from MFT.

Alien Invasion Birthday Card to complete Dellightful Die Cutting task for MFT Camp Create and to enter in the AAA Challenge #67 Googley Eyes.

I stamped the alien and spaceship on white cardstock with black Memento ink.  I colored them with Copics and then die-cut them out.

Alien Invasion Birthday Card to complete Dellightful Die Cutting task for MFT Camp Create and to enter in the AAA Challenge #67 Googley Eyes.

Next I cut a piece of vellum to create the light beam coming from the spaceship. I heat embossed the greeting with white embossing powder on the vellum, then colored the backside with Copics.  I then die cut an oval shadow from white cardstock for the alien to stand on and colored it with Copics as well.  Using a circle die, I die cut from dark grey cardstock to create the planet.

Alien Invasion Birthday Card to complete Dellightful Die Cutting task for MFT Camp Create and to enter in the AAA Challenge #67 Googley Eyes.

I was going to create a colorful Galaxy background, but thought it would look too busy and distracting.  Instead, I just added some splatters to an A2 piece of black cardstock with white shimmer paint. I adhered the panel to a white card base, and gave the alien Googley eyes to finish.

 

I am entering in the following:

MFT Camp Create – Delightful Die Cutting (click the IG icon on the sidebar to see my other cards for Camp Create).
AAA Card Challenge – Game #67 Googley Eyes
Send a Smile 4 Kids – Punches/Diecuts for Kids
The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge – Something For a Child
Naughty or Nice – Challenge #28 Man Up

 

All Smiles?

Hello and Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there. I am still trying to catch up on my list of birthday cards, so today I have a one layer masculine birthday card that I made for my nephew.  I think he will get a kick out of this.

Masculine Birthday Card created with FMS241, CASology Week 202 Masculine, GSD Share Your Design and Time Out #59 Masculine with optional Twist of Mixed Media.

This puppy image makes me smile.  I stamped him onto white cardstock using Intense Black ink.  I stamped him again onto masking tape then cut him out to create a mask.  I masked him then masked the upper portion so I can create the brick wall beneath him. I used a brick stencil and blending tool to add Cherry Cobbler and Tip Top Taupe inks over top.

Masculine Birthday Card created with FMS241, CASology Week 202 Masculine, GSD Share Your Design and Time Out #59 Masculine with optional Twist of Mixed Media.

I colored him with Copics.  I wanted to give him texture so this was my first time attempting to do that with the Colorless Blender.  I need practice that’s for sure.

Masculine Birthday Card created with FMS241, CASology Week 202 Masculine, GSD Share Your Design and Time Out #59 Masculine with optional Twist of Mixed Media.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark on black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  To finish, I mounted the panel onto a top folding Kraft card base.

 

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches 241
CASology Week 202 – Masculine
Gerda Steiner Designs Challenge – 22nd Share Your Design
Time Out Challenge 59 – Masculine with Optional Mixed Media

 

Sailing in the Blue

Hello there.  I am needing a Father’s Day card, so my card today is an easy masculine card.

Sailing Father's Day card created for challenges Cutsin Call, CAS June Mix Up, CAS with optional twist blue, Fusion Something Blue, Cards in Envy No Girls Allowed

To create the water, I made a couple of edge masks from acetate using snow drifts dies.  I masked the bottom 1″ off with temporary adhesive tape.  Then using the acetate masks, I created sections of water to sponge in different colors of blue distress inks.

Sailing Father's Day card created for challenges Cutsin Call, CAS June Mix Up, CAS with optional twist blue, Fusion Something Blue, Cards in Envy No Girls Allowed

The sun is a circle die-cut from watercolor paper then watercolored with distress inks. The sailboat and seagulls were die cut 3 times from white cardstock using the Out To Sea die. I just used my scissors to cut out the images that I wanted from the die. I stacked the 3 sailboats together for dimension, and left the seagulls as a single layer. The greeting is stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed in white on a strip of black cardstock.

Sailing Father's Day card created for challenges Cutsin Call, CAS June Mix Up, CAS with optional twist blue, Fusion Something Blue, Cards in Envy No Girls Allowed

I added white fun foam to the panel before mounting it on a top folding white card base. I stamped Happy Father’s Day on the inside to complete my card.

 

 

Challenges:

Stamplorations – Anything CAS Goes Optional Color Twist: Blue
Curtain Call – Inspiration Challenge: Sail On
CAS Mix Up Challenge – Stamping + Die-cut + your choice
Fusion Challenge – Something Blue Sketch
Cards in Envy – No Girls Allowed

Fireworks

I am needing at least half a dozen birthday cards in the weeks to come, so it’s no surprise that I have another birthday card today. This time it is a masculine birthday card.

Less is More 277, CFC-148, masculine birthday card

I usually keep masculine cards pretty minimal, and yet these cards can be difficult to do. Go figure. However, this card was simple to do.  I applied distress inks on the upper portion of a white piece of  cardstock.  Of course I chose masculine colors. I made sure the inks were dry before stamping the Fireworks with VersaMark ink.  Next I covered it with clear embossing powder and heat set it.

Less is More 277, CFC-148, masculine birthday card

Using the emboss resist technique, I applied black ink to the entire white piece.  Once done, I took a tissue and removed the excess ink from the embossed images.  I heat embossed the sentiment with Sparkly Gold embossing powder. I wanted this black panel to really pop, so I used the same sparkly embossing powder to heat emboss the edges of a slightly larger piece of white cardstock.  I layered them together and adhered it all to a split black/white card base.

Less is More 277, CFC-148, masculine birthday card

 

Challenges:

Less Is More – Week 277 Something That Pops or Bangs
CAS-ual Fridays – CFC148 Birthday Boy