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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!!

14 comments:

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

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  2. Wow, you were busy! Nice assortment.

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  3. Wow, lots of fabulous work here!

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

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  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
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  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!!! :)

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

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

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

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

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

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