Friday, May 31, 2013

Birthday Cards

Hi Everyone,

I was asked to create 3 birthday cards for a friends granddaughters (ages 4,6,and 10) and I wanted to share with you the cards that I made.

The first card is one that I have already shared on my May 24th post, and it uses the Penny Black  stamp called Tutu and Cupcake (4334J) which was recently released. This stamp was designed after the Penny Black mascot Scooter who is black and white, but I made this one brown to match the dog in the recipients family. I colored the stamp with Copic Markers .  The paper I used is from DCWV and with the touch of glitter I thought it would be great for a young girls card.  The Happy Birthday banner was made using the stamp and die set Banners #2 from Sizzix . I love how it turned out and making the banner was so simple!  Isn't it cute how Scooter is looking up at the banner??

I layered a circle spellbinders that I fussy cut around the party hat to slip over the die so that the hat stuck out from the circle and then I layered it on a basic scallop die also from Spellbinders .

I didn't want to take away from the main image, so I didn't add any ribbon or embellishments. I thought it was cute just the way it was.

The second card I made was using a Lily of the Valley stamp called Messy Messages (ST 155) which comes with 4 different sayings to place on the piece of paper that the bunny is holding. I adore the Lily of the Valley stamps because they have so many cute animal images. This stamp caught my eye and I purchased it a few years ago and use it for everything from quick Thank You cards to sending my daughter a note at college. The stamp is colored with Copic markers. 

The paper on this card is also from DCWV and it also has some glitter shine to it.  I used plain and scalloped ovals from Spellbinders to mount the stamp and added a ribbon with a ribbon buckle made from a die by Memory Box (98185) . 

The third card I made uses a digital stamp from Bugaboo stamps called Make it Snappy - Happy Birthday. I  love Bugaboo stamps and I can always find an image that fits perfectly for my style of cards. Each Friday Bugaboo puts a freebie digital stamp for the week. Its nice to be able to re-size the images to fit your card. 

This card was set on dotted papers by Bo Bunny  and I added some twine and a heart button that I dyed orange using Ranger Adirondack alcohol ink .  I just put a few drops of ink into a snack sized ziploc bag and tossed in the button. I kneaded the bag for a few minutes until I reached the tye-dye/sponged type of look with darker and lighter areas. I took the button out of the bag using a paper towel, wiped it until I got the results I wanted and  set it on the paper towel to dry. It only took a few minutes since the ink drys quickly. The stars on the image were colored with a silver Uniball Signo gel pen  and they shine so nicely. The image was colored with Copic Markers. For the papers, I cut the image and the rectangular background pieces using Spellbinder A2 Matting Basics B set. The matting basic set and its partner A2 Matting Set Basic A set were a gift and I don't know how I lived without them. Together the sets give you a 1/8" layered mat and alone each set can give you a 1/4" layered mat. For this card I just used one die and cut all three pieces the same size. 

I hope you enjoy these cards as much as I enjoyed making them. Thanks for stopping by!

Have a TGIF kinda day!


1 comment:

  1. Lovely cards for the children! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

    PS please make sure that you provide a link back to our challenge! xx