Tuesday, August 3, 2010

More birthday cards!

Hi Guys,

And the aforementioned cards still aren't the gorgeous ones I received, must get those pics taken.

My Aunt's birthday is the day after mine (and Mum's is two weeks before, the nephew who turned 16 is 2 days before, and another Aunt 3 days before that, crazy time!) and I always think of her liking rich colours. I have some of the gorgeous 'Razzleberry Lemonade' DSP (am hoping we get the matching 'Blueberry Crisp' in our new catty, actually, I want ALL the new DSP's, lets face it!) so decided to CASE this card that I saw on Splitcoast. I love the rock n roll technique to give some interest to a solid image, & I love the colours.

Here is my attempt:

I cheated with the colours. I don't have any of the Curry CS but did have the markers, so created a faux layer by drawing around the edge of the white layer. It does not look as even as I thought now that I can see the pic, oops. I added some RR ribbon, love it, and some bling with a Rhinestone Brad. The sentiment is non-SU, and I just layered it using the word window and small oval punches.

The background DSPs in some of these photos do not do the cards justice, comes from taking pics in a hurry & grabbing whatever was at hand. However, I was pretty happy with how this card turned out, looks much better IRL.

The next card is one that I made for my Dad to give to my Mum. I made two & let him choose which he preferred. Mum hasn't seen the other option yet. I forgot to take a pic of the card I made for her from me, have had a post in the 'edit' section for a few weeks waiting for me to go & take a pic.
For this card I used a technique that is all over Splitcoast. It is embossing with the Manhattan Flowers die using the Big Shot, cutting around the image & adding it the front of a card.

Terrible description, here is the pic:

I stamped the rose image from '5th Avenue Floral' in white ink onto Rich razzleberry CS. I embossed a piece of 'Cottage Garden DSP', it seemed to work better than using card stock. I then stamped the rose in RR ink onto the DSP. Mum seemed to really like it. I used my punches for the sentiment, which is from a non-SU set.

There are still more birthday cards to come, and still at least two to make. July & Aug sure are birthday rich. Now I think about it, there are at least 4 in Sept too, heck!!!

Must go & clean, yuck. My place is still in disarray after my party. I bought the stuff home & dumped it everywhere, must go clean & tidy.

Have a great day,
Fi xox


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Super gorgeous! Love that Razzleberry Lemonade DSP ... but sad it isn't coming in our catty! :( You know ... I wouldn't be surprised if it turned up in the next mini, though! Hugs xxaxx

Lee-Anne said...

Wow, so many birthdays!! Both cards are lovely, you are so clever doing the faux layer, I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out. It looks like cardstock. Such a clever idea with the window punch and oval one to layer the sentiment. I didn't know that fitted so well.
I really love the card for your Mum, the embossed flowers are beautiful and the extra touch of the stamped flower really makes this card. Just gorgeous!!
See you soon Fi, enjoy the week.

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