Friday, March 6, 2015

Birthday cards!

Hi Everyone! Hope everyone is well & crafting. 

Before Christmas I cleaned out my stash of cards. Some went to friends but most went to the headstart program where my sister works. So it's time to make more cards.
I think I was reading Stephanie's (from PaperCrafter's Corner) mind this week. I created this card the day before she posted the new challenge. 

I got a Derwent Artbar set for Christmas and wanted to play with them. Artbars are sort of like Gelatos in how they're used. I stamped the Unity Autumn Grunge leaves using the artbars instead of ink. I didn't really like it so I took a baby wipe and blended the colors. Up close you can still see the leaves. I added a little texture paste and a Susan K. Weckesser stencil to finish it off. 

See what I mean? All that green?
So I made another green card.

For this card I took a scrap piece of white cardstock, a Plaid stencil, and every green inkpad I own to make the squares. I used a birthday stamp from CTMH on the tag. 

I also made a second card but with primary colors of Colorbox inks. 

Next up are two cards for the DCWV monthly challenge.
The sketch:

And my cards. 

I used the DCWV Midnight Chic (my favorite) paper pad on both cards. The first card has fussy cut flowers and Ranger pearls. The second one has a Spellbinders border. 

This next card is for Unity's friends with Flair.
I used the flower from the 'What's up Gnomey' and a single sentiment. 

These last two cards are just for fun. I fell in love with the Bloom Art Screen from ColorBox and won it on a challenge. 

For both cards I used a cotton ball to apply the ColorBox inks. A gem in the flower centers along with a Unity sentiment finished off the cards.

Have a great week!!


  1. Wow! A whole lot of fabulous in this post!! Wonderful cards!!! ♥

  2. Wow, you were busy! Nice assortment.

  3. Wow, lots of fabulous work here!

  4. Gosh you've been busy. they are all gorgeous cards, great colours and designs. Hello from FWF x

  5. Wow.....amazing collection of cards!!! Love the way your background looks on your Unity card where you wiped off your pigment. So pretty.
    Saw you on Unity FWF.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  6. This post is booming with beautiful cards and loads of inspiration!! All the lovely shades of green, the cheerful pops of color, and the pretty florals have given us a piece of spring...thank you, I LOVE IT!!! :)

  7. Wonderful assortment of cards! You have been very busy!

  8. Wow, you been busy. All these are great. Love the black and white ones. Hugz

  9. Wow!!! Those are all really fun. I love the texture paste card at the top!

  10. You have been one busy girl! So many beautiful cards and fun techniques! I especially love the stencilled mums! Awesome!

  11. Busy girl!!! Kudos to you and your productiveness!!! Love all of them!


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