Friday, June 17, 2016

Colourful Birthday Cards






About the only thing these cards have in common is their theme – birthdays – and pink!

The first card uses the Big Day stamp set by Stampin Up which was stamped in the bottom left hand corner of a white cardstock cardfront and coloured with markers.   A strip of the fantastic Irresistibly Yours paper is on the right.  

This paper looks white and has white embossed patterns on it.  You can then sponge it whatever colour you would like, which makes finding paper to match your inks/cardstock even easier!   Whilst it is a retired item Stampin Up has made other packs (with different patterns) in the same way.  For this strip of paper I sponged it with 3 different colours so you can see the little white embossed stars.   On a pink cardbase and with a little pink sequin as an accent, any female would be happy with this, regardless of their age!



The second card uses the Work of Art and Bring on the Cake.   Using six different pastel toned inks, I stamped the centre area of the white cardstock front with two different stamps so that it looks a bit like a paintbrush effect.   I then stamped the Happy Birthday with versamark, sprinkled it with gold embossing powder, flicked off the excess and heat embossed it for a glossy effect.   I added a few gold sequins and mounted the front onto a pale pink cardbase.



For the last card I used the Big Day stamp set again,  stamping a strip of white cardstock and colouring it with markers, and trimmed the bottom to look like a ribbon and then mounted it on a dark pink matt layer, adding a strand of gold sequins attached with a staple in the top left corner.    On the dark pink card base I mounted patterned paper which was very in keeping with a birthday party.   I then added the stamped section on, off centre.

Have you made any cards lately?

Till next,
Annette

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