Greetings friends. Today's challenge is all about birthday cards. I often make cards with presents, balloons, or cake, but I also like to make cards that match the person. So, for the challenge, I decided to make two birthday cards with specific people in mind... one for my mom and one for my brother.
For my mom's card, I went with a beach theme. We are from an ocean town, and she is all about the beach... the sound, the smell, and the sunny days. I made her a die cut card to celebrate her favorite place and to wish her a happy day.
The sand part uses the sand cover a card background. Here is a close up of that stamp:
For my brother's card, I made him a fish card. He is a scuba diver that would rather spend more time in the water than on land. I stamped "best fishes" on the inside, but I forgot to take a picture of the sentiment. For the card, I stamped it twice onto black cardstock with Versamark ink. I embossed one with turquoise embossing powder and the other with a mix of orange and hot pink embossing powders.
I am debating whether or not to stamp little birthday hats for the fish. What do you think?
Sun and Moon DIE163-C
Relax and Enjoy A5504
Beach Chairs DIE177-K
Cover a Card Sand CC216
Best Fishes A5450
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Thursday, February 1, 2018
Greetings friends. Is there anything better than friends and flowers? What a great combination. For my card today, I used the new Iris Duo stamp paired with the Near to my Heart sentiment.
To make the background, I smooshed purple and blue Distress Oxide pads onto a nonstick craft sheet and spritzed it with water. Next, I dragged a piece of white cardstock through the ink puddles until I got a background that I liked. Once the watercolor paper was dry, I stamped my sentiment onto the background with black Versfine ink.
For the irises, I stamped them onto 140lb watercolor paper with black Versafine ink and then colored them with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and a waterbrush. Once they were dry, I fussy-cut them out and glued them onto my decorative background.
Impression Obsession stamps used:
Iris Duo J13663
Near to my Heart C13453
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