You don’t need expensive coloring supplies to create fun and super colorful cards and paper craft projects and, in the cardmaking video below, I’ll show you how I used a set of inexpensive Crayola Markers (Super Tips) to color birthday candle die cuts and create a rainbow colored birthday card that really pops!
To add detail to the candles after I colored them, I used a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen, which also adds a touch of texture because the gel ink is a little bit raised on the surface when it dries. I cut the candle flames from the Gold Shine cardstock from My Favorite Things. I love the matte sheen that this cardstock has. They also offer a Gold Foil cardstock that has a mirror-like finish, and I really like that one, too, for adding shiny, golden details to projects.
For the card base, I originally planned on using white cardstock, but when I looked at the card front on the white base, it just didn’t have the contrast that I was looking for in this project. So, I cut a piece of Ripe Raspberry cardstock from My Favorite Things, and I really like the contrast and thin frame that this color adds around the border of the finished card.
Check out the video below to see a step-by-step tutorial for making this fun and colorful birthday card:
Supplies Used in This Project
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AMZ = Amazon.com SBK = Scrapbook.com DKB = Dick Blick SSS = Simon Says Stamp
Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Neenah Solar White 80lb. Cardstock
Crayola 50 Count Washable Super Tips Markers
My Favorite Things Gold Shine Cardstock
My Favorite Things Ripe Raspberry Cardstock
Martha Stewart Ball Point Glue Pen
Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen
a printer (for the print and cut “happy birthday” background)
a double-sided adhesive runner