Saturday, July 16, 2011

Birthday cards for Aunts

Hi Guys,

As I mentioned previously, July holds lots of birthdays. I made this card for my Aunty Shirley's 80th but then we decided to buy her a tea based gift (lovely goodies from Whittards of Chelsea) so I made another card, with a tea theme. I used the same basic idea but added teacups instead of the rose. The original idea came from this card and the idea for the teacups came from here, and from this card by Keesh.

I must admit that I was pretty chuffed with how it came out. I used Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink & Rose Red (stamped off once). The white CS is shimmer CS cut with a PTI die, as are the numbers, which are Pink Pirouette dabbed with shimmer paint . The stamps are also PTI (and have a matching die, cool). The DSP is retired SU. I just wish I could stamp sentiments in a straight line LOL.

I also made a second card from my Aunty Helen and gave Mum the other one to give her. She likes Hydrangeas and I really wanted to use the Because I Care stamp set. I found this card on Splitcoast and had to CASE it. I changed it to Concord Crush and used a different sentiment.

Actually, this sentiment looks a bit crooked too, I really hope we get the guideline stickers for the acrylic blocks that have just come out in the US catty (and if not I might have to send an SOS to the lovely Lavonne, wink). I hope my Aunt likes it. Her birthday is on the 28th, the day after mine, busy time, lots of cake :-)

Better run, thanks for popping by.
Fi x



Wow!! love these to cards and so different....can't decide which one I like the best!!
I have enjoyed looking through your previous cards to FI!!
so many birthdays and you have done well making everyone cards!!
Enjoy your weekend

Nikki Spencer said...

These are both gorgeous Fi, love the soft look you have achieved with the "Because l care" set and the top one is super cute, love the little tea cups and lace tablecloth, perfect for an 80th!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

HI Fi! Do you know how those guideline stickers work??? I wasn't sure if we would have to resticker our stamps ... more precisely to get it to work properly. I tend to stamp onto my scrap paper first to see if it is going to be crooked ... then re-ink & stamp onto the card allowing for any shift. Hugs xxaxx PS The tea cup card is super cute!!!

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H2 :) said...

Love the tea cup card Fi. It's so sweet, with the lacy "linen" & the cute "gingham" underneath. Perfect for your Aunt with her co-ordinating gift.
The soft background stamping looks fabulous on the second card. :)

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