You’ve Been Granted 3 Birthday Wishes Card Project

Birthday Card Featuring Arabian Nights 6×8 Set

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To make this 5 1/2 inch square card, I used the following supplies:

  • Magic Lamp Stencil
  • Arabian Nights 6×6 Double Sided Paper Pack
  • Arabian Nights Stamp Set & Coordinating Outline Dies
  • Coordinating Card stock | Glitter Cardstock
  • Double-Stick Foam Tape
  • Gold Embossing Powder
  • Embossing Ink
  • White Gel Pen
  • Memento Black Ink
  • 5 1/2 x 11 in heavy card base, scored at 5 1/2
  • Distress oxide inks
  • 1 1/2 in circle punch or die (straight edge and scalloped edge)
  • COPIC Markers
Saved all my scraps as I decided on a thin or thick mat.

I used The Magic Lamp Stencil on a piece of white card stock to make a background! So much fun!

Magic Lamp Stencil used with distress ink and white gel pen accents for added interest

I stamped the genie and the lamp images on white Hammermill card stock in 110 lb weight with Mememto Black Ink.

COPIC Combos are as follows:

  • Genie Hair – T9, T7, V17, V15, V12
  • Genie Face & Hairband – BV00, BV11, BV13, BV17, R22 (cheeks)
  • Genie Top – B34, B37
  • Genie Bottom – BG10, BG11, BG53, BG13 and white gel pen accents
  • Bracelets – Y13, Y15 and Y17, YR24
  • Lamp – Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23 & YR27

I used scraps to adorn my project, just looked for complementary shades from the colors in the patterned paper. Images were popped up with foam tape. Sentiment embossed with Versamark Ink on maroon card stock with Gold Embossing Powder to complete the card. THANKS for checking my project out. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Have A Super Birthday Featuring Scrappy Boy Stamps

I had so much fun making this card. I wanted it to be colorful, like I remember the comic pages used to be, tucked in between the other black and white pages of the Sunday paper. I wanted there to be lots of angles and layers of tone on tone colors behind my focal point, one of the cutest little super heroes you ever did see in a stamp set from

I was inspired by the divided blocks, white framing, the camera, filmstrip, reds, blues and showing movement on a page.

To make this A2 sized card, I used the following:

  • White Card Base – 4.25 in x 11 in, scored at 5.5 in
  • Red Card Panel – 5.5 in x 4.25 in
  • Black Card Panel- 5.25 in x 4 in
  • White Card Panel – 5 1/8 in x 3 7/8 in
  • Filmstrip diecut in black
  • Various Patterned Paper (use up scraps)
  • Scrap strips in black, red and white for your sentiment

I used Scrappy Boy Stamps’ new slimline comic strip builder frame and ink blended solid blocks of bright colors using distress ink pads in candy apple red, carved pumpkin, squeezed lemonade and peacock feathers on the white card panel. I then ink blended with the same color for a tone on tone with different patterns from a second stencil that Scrappy Boy Stamps released called Half-Tone Dots, as well as another stencil from my stash. The effect you are trying to achieve is movement and interest, so get creative.

I glued the ink-blended panel to the black panel, leaving a small frame around the edge. I then glued the black panel to the red panel and then the double-matted panel onto the card base.

I decorated the front by gluing a filmstrip diecut, after piecing patterned paper from the coordinating 6×6 paper pack called SuperHeros. This was adhered to the card front at an angle with double-stick foam tape for added dimension.

The super hero from the SUPER TEAM set was stamped with Momento Black Ink on Hammermill 110 lb white card stock, colored with Copic markers in the following combinations:

  • Red Suit – R20, R24, R29, R39
  • Yellow – Y13, Y15 and Y17
  • Flesh – E51, E30, E50
  • Cheeks -R20
  • Flames – Yellows and accented with red flicks using combos above.

Sentiment stamped with Black ink on a strip of white card stock treated with an anti-static powder bag in my stamp positioner. I then cleaned the stamp, leaving the strip in the positioner in place and stamped the sentiment over the original black impression with Versamark and then applied clear embossing powder and heat embossed the sentiment with my heat gun. I find that by using the positioner, I don’t have to fight with stray black embossing powder flecks and still gets a bold, shiny, black finish on my embossed images. I matted the sentiment with layers of black and red to tie everything together. I left the edges of the sentiment strip with strong, wonky angles for some playfulness. The card was finished off with embossed candy dots in black.

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Sharing a fun project created with Scrappy Boy Stamps’ latest release called Curve Appeal. I decided on trying out a 6×6 square card. I used one of my favorite sentiments from the set, “Dance Like No One Is Watching.”

I wanted to create a Vegas Style Showgirl feel and used a combination of rich reds, black and to make it regal, accented everything in gold mirror paper. Using various dies from my stash, I cut feathers to give some additional visual interest. I also heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.

Copic Markers were used to color the image in tbe following blends:

Skin- E59, E57, E15, E33, E31

Blush – R22 and R32

Yellows- Y13, Y15, Y17, YR24 and YR27

Reds – R20 R24, R29 and R39

The Chimney Sweep

I used Scrappy Boy Stamps’ set called Practically Perfect (pictured here) to make this slimline style card.

I used a letter-size (8.5 x 11) sheet of Banana Cream card stock from FSJ/Spellbinders to create my card base. You can modify the size to your preference. I then cut a card front that was a quarter of an inch on all sides smaller than the base in Hammermill 100 lb white card stock. I used 2 StampAnniething stencils and dye-based ink to ink blend my background, which included a citycape with the tops of the city buildings being the bottom third of the card.

On the top half, I made a night sky. I used a circle die to create a mask and then placed the sun ray stencil over top of the mask to ink blend to create additional interest. I removed my circle mask, which left clean paper. I used a light yellow to ink blend the circle to create the glowing moon.

I used 2 characters ftom the set: The Chimney Sweep and the girl with the open umbrella. I stamped both images on a piece of Hammermill White 100 lb card stock. I used my Copic 100 marker to color in the girl with the umbrella, as I wanted to make her look like she was in the shadows. You can use a black Sharpie, too. Color in everything to create a silouette.

Next, I colored up the Chimney Sweep.

  • Skin- E04,E11, E21, E00, R20 and E000
  • Hair – E89, E59,E34 and E57
  • Clothes & Hat – B000,B21, B23 & B26 (dirty them up using various T-family markers)
  • I used the T-family to create soot on his face.

I used some scrap black card stock and stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink and Brutus Monroe Alabaster White embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment.

Lastly, I assembled the card. Hope you enjoy.

You’re Sweet Card

One of my favorite things to do when I get a new stamp set is look at all of the elements and think about what I could do with the images DIFFERENTLY than what they were originally intended. The Pretty Little Things set from Scrappy Boy Stamps has so many fun elements…….like the cute little teddy bear, the toy train set and the rocking horse.

I decided to challenge myself and make a card using only one element from this stamp set, the teddy bear. This teddy bear can be used in so many ways, like as kid’s best friend, in my first SBS card post, safely tucked into his dresser drawer or like one of my all time favorite crafting candies, gummy bears!

When you have smaller elements from a set that you would like to feature on a card, I have found one of my favorite ways to do this is by using a stamp positioner and a wreath-builder stencil like one from Gina K Designs.

I started by cutting a piece of white Sweet Sentiment Paper 4 inches by 4 inches square. I placed the wreath-builder stencil securely in the corner of the stamp positioner, then placed the 4×4 square piece of paper in the stencil opening and lined up my bear stamp on the paper and picked up the stamp with the positioner. I inked up the bear with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink and stamped the bear in my Tim Holtz Stamp Positioning Tool. I then rotated my 4 x 4 inches square piece of paper, continuing to re-ink and stamp my image until I had stamped the bear in a complete circle to form a wreath. I wanted to make an all occasion card and came across one in my craft supply arsenal that said, “You’re Sweet” and used my stamp positioner to carefully center the sentiment in the middle of the gummy bear wreath. This sentiment is from an older Paper Smooches set called “Giddy Gumdrop.”

Then, I colored up my images using rainbow colors from my Copic collection as follows:

  • Dark Pink: RV02, RV09, RV14
  • Light Pink: R85, R81, R83
  • Orange: YR02, YR16, YR18
  • Yellow: Y02Y08, Y19
  • Light Green: G00, G14, G24, G43
  • Dark Green: G07, G14, G24
  • Blue: B00, B60, BG05
  • Violet:BV00, B63,V000, V15

When I colored the bears, I tried to leave the nose/snout part of the bear lighter, so that it gave more dimension. I thought that the dimensional bear would have their nose sticking out some and catching the light reflecting off of it, so that part of the bear was lighter, as well as the center of his tummy. I then wanted to give my bears a little sparkle and use a Wink of Stella Clear Pen to apply a little glittery shimmer to them. I finished the bears by applying Hero Arts Lacquer Pen to apply the crystal clear glaze over the bears and allowed to dry completely.

To complete my card, I double-matted my colored 4×4 piece with the bears using some white glitter cardstock, some FSJ/Spellbinders lemongrass cardstock. I then created the main card base out of the same lemongrass cardstock forming a 7.5 in x 7.5 in square base. I then cut another piece of FSJ/Spellbinders watermelon fusion cardstock 7.25 x 7.25 inches square. I then rummaged through my massive collection of patterned paper to select a plaid pattern that coordinated with the colors of my bears. This was cut down to 7×7 inches square and assembled all the various layers to finally form my finished card.

I did go back and forth wondering if I should add some spatter or some sequins, but I loved these bears so much and wanted them to leave it simple and clean…..and let them stand out on their very own. Do any of you struggle with knowing when to stop or letting your image stand out on their own by “embracing the white space?” Leave your response below…I’d love to know!

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