Thursday, March 02, 2023

The Singing Gentlemen Happy Birthday Card

Hi Everyone and happy March! Spring is coming soon and time is flying by fast. Today, I have a birthday card that I made for my Father In Law, who has a band and loves all things live music, so I tried to make the new Gentlemen Thinlits from Tim Holtz and Sizzix look like they are on a lighted stage singing Happy Birthday with a gorgeous curtain made with the Dotted 3D Texture Fade behind them. Does it look like it...maybe. I might have to explain it to him, but I do think he will like it. Enjoy this short tutorial for making this super fast and fun card. 
For a 5x7 inch card, cut and fold Kraft Cardstock for the base. Cut a Black Kraftstock mat to 4 7/8 x 6 7/8 and adhere onto the Kraft with two sided tape. Cut red cardstock to 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 and adhere to the black. Set this aside. For the curtains cut White Heavystock to 4 x 6 inches. Lightly mist with water and place into the Dotted 3D Fade and run through the machine. Remove and rub the pad of Lost Shadow Distress Ink from Ranger over the raised areas. Shake up Iron Gate Distress Mica Stain and lightly mist over the paper. Then shake up Perfect Pearls Mist and spray heavier over the paper. Let dry. Ink the edges with Lost Shadow, and adhere to the top center of the card front.

For the stage, take Woodgrain Cardstock and cut 1.5 x 4 5/8 inches. Angle cut both sides from the top edge 1/4 inch in to the bottom corner, so that the top lines up perfectly with the curtains and the bottom angles out. Mist the paper with Lost Shadow Spray Stain, and let dry. Rub the pad of Gathered Twigs over the raised woodgrain until you like the color. Ink the edges as well. Adhere the stage to the bottom portion of the card front on top of the curtains and leaving just a slight piece of red cardstock showing around the edge. 
Computer generate the singing words using Playbill Font, 20 point for the bottom words, and 16 point for the three happys. Add two sided tape to the back of these, and cut apart. Ink the edges with Gathered Twigs, and set the three happys aside. Take the long sentiment and mount onto Kraft Cardstock, ink those edges, and mount again onto red cardstock. Set aside. Add two sided tape to the back of Black Metallic Kraftstock, and die cut the three Gentlemen from this. Lightly mist them with Iron Gate Mica Stain. Let dry. Adhere the gents to the card front, and then add the sentiments. Ink the edges of the card with Gathered Twigs. 
(Paper Trimmer, Two Sided Tape, Die Cut Machine, Water Mister, Ink Blending Tool, Scissors) 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Black Kraftstock, Metallic Classics 
-Bazzill Cardstock: Dark Red 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Heavystock: White 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz 3D Texture Fade: Dotted 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink:  Lost Shadow, Gathered Twigs 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain: Iron Gate 
-Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist: Perfect Pearl 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Cardstock 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain: Lost Shadow 
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Everyday 2023): The Gentlemen 
-Computer Generated Sentiments with Playbill Font 
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I will be back soonish, I hope. Until then, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. So creative!! I love this and I’m sure your Father-in-Law was crazy about it and felt very loved and special! Thanks for sharing!♥️

  2. This is fantastic!! I’m sure your father-in-law was crazy about it and felt very loved and special! Thanks for sharing!♥️

  3. Thank you so much for this wonderful idea, it is the perfect card for my son. Didn’t have some of the supplies you used but it turned out beautiful.


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