I will be so sad when Lemon Lime Twist retires at the end of May – it is such a bright and cheerful color and I found it goes surprisingly well with all sorts of other colors in the Stampin’ Up Color families. Today I have paired it with Melon Mambo and the Graceful Garden Stamp set to create a feminine birthday card.
Continuing my theme of using Designer series paper, here is another card from the shoe box swap, it features one of the designs from the ”Shine on’ Specialty Designer Series Paper, which has colored printing on one side and shiny silver foil designs on the reverse!!…. guess which one I chose to show?
Earlier this week a dear friend celebrated a milestone birthday – since she is a card crafter as well it had to be a special card for her. I did a lot of research and found this design on Dawn Griffith’s website – she made wonderful video to explain how it works and I will put in a link a little further down the page.
Time for another guy birthday card, this one is very straightforward and features decorative paper as the focal point and it cut at an angle to give it a little more interest.
It was my dear Mum’s birthday at the beginning of August, her favorite colors have always been Navy Blue and Cream, so this was the starting point for the card I made for her. As she lives in the UK I needed to ensure that the card would be light enough to mail, without to much bulk from pearls or rhinestones. Those of you who know me also know I love bling on my my cards, this is where glimmer paper comes in very handy!!!
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I made this card for my customers who have an August Birthday but I also needed a card for a friend who had recently lost a family member. Looking at the card design I realized I could make it work for both purposes. There is a little bit of stamping but it relies on the embellishments for impact.
A birthday card for a dear friend, whose favorite colors are pink and purple. Pink Pirouette and Wisteria Wonder fill the bill perfectly.
This card also contains a little watercoloring ~ I have found myself reaching for the blender pens on a number of projects recently because they produce such a lovely soft coloring.
For all Things contains images and words that you would normally use for Thanksgiving and the Autumn. It has the most beautiful spray of leaves which makes a lovely focal point on a card. I paired this with the birthday wishes from the Wetlands stamp set and am thrilled with the result.
The end of May saw my daughter-in-law celebrate a birthday, since it was 10 days after the arrival of her second daughter, the celebration was a low-key affair.
I had been using the Sheltering Tree stamp set a lot and I was drawn to the idea of making a birthday card with it.
My dear friend has a milestone birthday this year 🙂 so a special card is needed. Mauve and Pink are her favorite colors and as she is also a fellow Brit so ‘tea’ is a perfect theme. Continue reading