Thursday, March 11, 2010

Birthday Time

This week it is the birthday of both my daughter and my son, today in fact. The two cards are the ones I made for their birthdays.

This card was for my daughter. First, I made the background layer for the card, using Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Antique Linen, Dried Marigold and Fired Brick to colour the card. I used a Tanda flowers and swirls stamp for the background and stamped with Aged Mahogany Distress ink. The second layer on the card I stamped with another swirl stamp around the edge using Mustard Seed Distress ink, then blended the Mustard Seed and Dried Marigold inks on the edges of the card. I stamped a long swirl on the middle of the card then cut out 3 larger flowers and layered them down the card. The dark brown base was edged with a Fiskars border punch.

The sentiment was stamped on the scalloped circle and the flower was made from shrink plastic and coloured.

This card for my son was designed to match the presents he got for his birthday! He is starting to plan a building project at his house, so the hammer, measure and saw were very appropriate.

The stamp is a very old one that was given to me by a friend from a collection of school stamps that were used in junior classrooms many years ago.

The Happy Birthday stamp is from Montarga.


Zoechaos said...

More great cards, especially love the top one the colours are wonderful.

Carol said...

Great cards!!
My fav is DD card
Have a great weekend

mommabear said...

Beauriful cards I love the colours used