Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Birthday Greetings

So, after I finally made a clean and organized workspace, I couldn't WAIT to start using it! So, I created two birthday cards for a couple friends with birthdays coming up.
I used Concord Crush for the card, with Daffodil Delight and Whisper White. The daisy is a sizzix die, cut in Daffodil Delight with a silver brad in the center. I adhered it to the card using Dimensionals. Then I stamped the flowers and stems with Awash With Flowers (a personal favorite, because it's a two-step stamping set. What does that mean? You stamp the outline, then you stamp the solid). The stems are in Certainly Celery, the flowers are Daffodil Delight and Elegant Eggplant. In the background, I sponged Baja Breeze to give it a little sky color. The "for you" stamp is from a very nice set called "Great Friend".

My next card is a silly one. I made this one for my best friend, as I think she deserves a nice pina colada for her birthday. :)
Background is Tempting Turquoise, such a bright, fun color! The bear is my buddy..he's from the set "Under the Stars" (such a GREAT and versatile set). He is stamped on Sahara Sand using Basic Black, then I stamped him again on Whisper White and cut out his muzzle and belly and adhered them to the Sahara Sand so he is two-toned. "Grrreat!" is also from "Under the Stars", I stamped this on Whisper White paper using Melon Mambo ink, then cut it out to look like a conversation bubble. I cut some scraps from one of the summer paper packs using the scallop border punch to make the "grass" and the border. The pina colada is from my favorite set from the summer called Tropical Party. I colored it with markers so it could be colorful, then adhered it next to Mr. Bear with dimensionals. The sentiment is from the set "Good Friend".

I hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed creating these.
Happy Stamping!
Rhonda

6 comments:

KJ said...

Cute cards!

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