Making this card for fun today – no special reason. Had spent ages tidying up my crafting desk, so couldn’t wait to get back and mess it up again. Using the MFT Sketch Challenge and the MFT colour challange as my inspirations I got out the MFT Birthday Cutie and my MFT Radiating Sunshine stencils and using the colours Razzle Berry, Purple Rain, Cement Gray and Sweet Tooth. I blended the Razzle Berry and Purple Rain using the Radiating Sunshine Stencil, cut out and coloured Birthday Cutie, and added clear Wink of Stella to the Balloon and the radiating rays to add a bit of sparkle.
These were layered on to a background to which I emboss stamped with Birthday Cutie Balloon and blended with the Cement Gray.
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Sharing a birthday card with you which was quite fun but simple to make. I used the Gina K Design Mandala Maker Stamp , had lots of fun deciding the pattern. I used the Gina K Design Wreath Maker, stamping each time using embossing ink, which took a long time to dry, allowing me to cover with the Tonic fine white embossing powder.
After I coloured the background using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide – Salty Ocean – such a lovely deep colour and so easy to work with.
The sentiment was then stamped using the Salty Ocean ink. Such a simple but effective card to make.
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Today I a sharing a card made for a friend who shares her birthday with me.
I used the Mama Elephant Flying with Friends stamps coloured with my faithful promarker pens. I am sure you will agree with me that they are soo cute. The background was made using the distress oxides fossilized amber and carved pumpkin using the MFT Stencil Sunshine Radiating. I also coloured card to matt the sunshine rays on to.
Today I am sharing a card made for a young lady at the request of her Gran. It used the cute rabbit download from Lili of the Vally stamps. Although I own the rubber stamp, I wanted a bigger version and as the only stipulations for the card were that it was to be mint and silver with balloons, I thought this would be perfect.
It was coloured using promarkers, and layered on to the mirror card silver lattice, with pearlised mint green card to make the rest of the layers., cut using the Sue Wilson Shadow Box Collection – Stitched Lattice Frames and other Spellbinder layering dies. The sentiment was printed on card, and using a laminator was foiled in silver. Additional balloons were then cut out to add extra to the card. I was told that the Gran and young lady loved it.
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Today a friend of my turned that age which you thought was old when you were young, but isn’t really that old. It is just your state of mind that makes you feel old – or your body fighting back!
I used the build a rose stamp set from Altenew. Colours were the Cherry Blossom ink set, but I have not yet got the final inner part of the rose right yet. All I can say is practice, practice, practice. For the leaves I used the Warm Grey ink set.
The background was made using a Sue Wilson die set which was expanded to fit the whole of the card (which was 5×7″) by cutting, moving, matching and cutting again. This technique allows you to get more use out of your dies. The lattice was layered onto a maroon coloured background to create a feeling of shade and bring the pink roses together.
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Today I thought I would share with you a card with you which I made for a old school friends recent 60th birthday using the Altenew Build a Rose stamp set. I used the Glacier Cave blue ink set, with some secondary stamping to create lighter blues to build up the flower. Initially I thought that it would be hard to line all the stamps, but with some practice (and still not all are perfect) I had fun creating these roses. The leaves were made using the Tropical Forest green ink set as I liked the freshness of the bamboo ink.
I used the die set to cut out the embossed card to help the roses to add focus on the centre of the card where I placed the personalised sentiment.
I wish to enter the card in the following challenge.
I have been trying to master the art of eclipse cards. Today I am sharing a card made for my sister using the Altenew Bold dies.
I initially stamped the card using my W9Plus Pretty Little Peonies and pinks, purples and green Altenew inks. When the ink was dry, the I ligned up the alphabet dies and cut them out. They were then layered on to letters which had been cut from card stock to raise them when they were placed on the card.
I was then able to give my sister a personalised birthday card which she did love.
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Male cards are normally quite difficult to make. My nephew was turning 18 and I decided that this rubber stamp Oliver Texting made by Lili of the Valley. He was coloured in using my Promarkers, fussy cut out and layered on to the black and tangerine background. That colour was selected as he is a Dundee United football supporter.
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As with Olaf in the previous post, there is another birthday in the family. Arthur my husband and twin of my Sister-in-Law so it is double production of cards.
I may have previously stated that my husband is an avid golfer so the stamp from Lili of the Valley is a perfect one to use, seen by the many cards I have made using this stamp. The image was coloured using Promarkers, frame and layer was cut using the Spellbinders dies labels one. The background was made using paper in my stash. The plain blue paper was run through an embossing folder to give a wood look effect.
After the excitement of December, those who have a birthday in January regularly get forgotten. My husband and his twin sister have their birthday in January and I always make a point of making sure cards are made well in advance.
My sister in law is a real Olaf fan – even to the extent that she has a tattoo of him on her. So what do you make for her – an Olaf birthday card of course.
This one was made using dies bought from the Range, cut and assembled. I then painted Oaf with my Wink of Stella pen to give an appearance of frosted snow. The snow background came from a stash of card I have, which I keep forgetting to use, but was perfect for this. I am sure when she receives it she will love it.