Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Birthday cards

Paper Crafts Connection is hosting a Gallery Idol 2009 challenge. The first task is birthday cards.

This first card has a vintage-y, romantic feel. I love the Kewpie images of the Clear Arts Stamps stamps.

The flowers are from the Cricut Walk In My Garden cartridge. I colored them with a bit of ink and some of them are touched with a little Stickles. They're all distressed with my fingernail and bent up a bit and then covered with Crackle Medium. The photo corners are also covered with Crackle Medium.

The card is based on a sketch on Bitten By the Bug:

This next card is a little more modern and graphic.

The cherries are a Unity Stamp Co. stamp, colored with ink and hit with some Stickles. The little tag is a Quikutz Squeeze diecut.

The cool checkerboard background is a Silhouette diecut. Have I mentioned how much I love the Silhouette images - when my cutting mats are cooperating?

Details (Kewpie): Paper - Crafty Secrets, The Paper Co.; Clear Arts Stamps stamps; Ink - StazOn, Stampin' Up!; Cricut & Quickutz Squeeze diecuts; Fiskars border stamp; Stickles; Ranger Crackle Medium; SU! ribbon; pin, beads.

Details (Cherry): The Paper Co. paper; Unity Stamp Co. stamp; Quickutz Silhouette and Squeeze diecuts; Ink - StazOn, SU!; Zig Millenium pen; ribbon, floss.




~BridgetL~ said...

Oh the kewpie doll card is beautiful. I have never tried crackle medium. Now I have to go and get some.

Crystal said...

your cards are beautiful! i hopped on over from bbtb and am so glad i did! you do great work!

Regina Easter said...

wow, love both of your cards....and love that image..hugs

Julie said...

Too Cute! I love the ribbon and how you crossed it! :0)