Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Butterfly-watching cats

A birthday card for a cat loving friend. I made this not long after I went to a faux silk technique class. I thought this gorgeous Coronado Island stamp would work well with it. Renoir sentiment sticker; ribbon from my stash. You can't really tell from the pic but the white cardstock has a fine rib texture that adds a bit of interest to an otherwise plain white background.

iPod for the birthday boy

A friend asked me to make birthday cards for her two kids. This one's for her son's 15th birthday. Main and background images from the web and I've digitally added the sentiment and added diamond glaze to the screen; Stampendous musical note stamped with Versamark; treble clef charm on a wooden star, brads on corrugated card and cord all from my stash.

Shoes for the birthday girl

One of my friends asked me to make birthday cards for her two kids. This one's for her daughter's 12th birthday. Stamping Bella coloured with Tombows; my favourite Inkadinkadoo birthday stamp; DCWV patterned paper; ribbon and clip from my stash.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Celebrating with a gift

This is one of those exasperating cards where my first idea just didn't work out and I wasn't sure how to fix it. I started off with the pink papers and sentiment which came as a freebie from a UK magazine. Everything I did with it originally was just too pink. A few days later I sat down with it again and added lots of colour - that sure made a difference! I love the green paper with the rainbow dots and think it gave this card the oomph that it needed. The gift box is cut from a border strip and topped with a flower brad. I've used two ribbons - the pink stripe is folded inside a silver edged white organza. I'm so glad it's finally finished!