It’s Birthday Card Challenge time again. Got another birthday card to share that was made in response to this challenge with my buddy, Ashley.
On your mark. Get set. Here we go.
Ta-da! Cha-Cha! Wa-Wa! Made this little guy with the help of a couple Reverse Confetti products: Toucan Friendship stamp set; Toucan Friendship dies and All Framed Up die.
All the framed elements on here were cut with the All Framed Up die. I created that background by cutting them with white cardstock. And then I used the die to cut the little kraft frame too.
Added a little color to the card with markers and ink. Just sponged a little blue ink on a white piece of cardstock I stamped the sentiment on. I used my markers to color in the bird. My coloring is not perfect but I am A-OK with that. I mean, seriously, what card maker is perfect all the time. Haven’t met one yet. 😉
Alright! That’s what I have for you today. Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her take on the challenge this week.
Another day. Another take on the Birthday Card Challenge with my friend, Ashley.
Today’s card is this right here.
This was my maiden voyage with Technique Tuesday’s new Mixin’ Up stamp set. It’s a fun little set for cardmakers with a bunch of different occasion word stamps to pair with that “Mixin’ Up” phrase. Oh yeah, and there’s a bunch of kitchen stuff too. 😉
The bowl and the mixer are actually two stamps. I did a little masking by stamping the bowl and then masking it off and stamping the mixer. The result? Two stamps became one just like that.
And yes, I whipped out my markers to do the coloring. Easy peasy.
Be sure to check out Ashley’s blog for her take on the challenge this week. I am sure it will not disappoint.
Another day. Another Birthday Card Challenge card with my friend, Ashley!
This is my take on the challenge today.
Got to admit: This one was a quickie. I spent a whopping 15 minutes on it. 🙂 Short on time so did the best I could.
Pulled out some old die-cuts from October Afternoon and paired them with a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Big Scripty Words stamp set, which I just plain love.
The sequins? Well, they are there because the card needed something. It was… boring. So yeah. And I mis-inked on the birthday word so I strategically covered up the bad inking with a sequin. Don’t tell, k? Secret’s safe with you, I hope.
Alright! That’s what I have. Be sure to check out Ashley’s blog to see her take on the challenge this week.
Another day in the Birthday Card Challenge with my pal, Ashley! She had the idea that we challenge each other to make birthday cards so that’s what we are doing. Yep. We are going birthday crazy, crazy.
This is my take on the challenge for today!
It’s a bit more on the messy with a side of funky side. 😉
Stamped the presents and balloons with the Essentials by Ellen Bear Ware stamp set from Ellen Hutson. Stamped the colors with the backsides of the stamps, using water-based dye inks. Then stamped on top with black ink. Once I did that, I literally got my fingers wet and dumped drops of water on top. Kinda fun. Kinda messy too. 😉
I used a plain old black pen to draw the strings connecting the balloons to the packages.
And the words? Yep. They are from a new Ellen Hutson set too. That would be the Lovely set.
Sequins? They are from Pretty Pink Posh. Enamel dots (on the presents)? From my depackaged, unlabeled box of enamel dot bliss. 😉
Alrighty, friends. That’s what I have for you today. Be back later.
Once again, don’t miss Ashley’s take on today’s challenge. It will not disappoint. I am sure of that.
(Looking for my Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop post? It’s the post right below this one. Scroll down or click here.)
Ashley and I are back at with our Birthday Card Challenge. Our posting days are a bit unpredictable but we are still doing it. So yeah. 😉
This is my take on the challenge today.
It “might” be a stretch for a birthday card but I am running with it.
The adorable bunny and words are from Avery Elle’s Pure Magic stamp set. So cute.
For the bunny’s face, I used a Copic marker to tap dots. Then I used a blender pen to tap even more dots. Then I used another Copic marker (just a shade darker) to tap even more dots. And then (one more time!) I tapped even more dots with the blender pen. If you try this at home, I warn you: Be patient. All that dotting looked kinda of lame and made me question what I had done to the poor bunny until the ink dried and then things looked good.
Wondering about the panel I stamped the bunny on? Cut that bad boy with the Blueprints 21 Die-namics from My Favorite Things. Some of my most favorite, practical dies. (Dearest friends at MFT, please keep making more of them? K, thanks. I love you guys… like a lot. Hugs, kisses and creative wishes, T)
Alright! That’s what I have.
Don’t miss Ashley’s take on the challenge. It will not disappoint. I’m sure.
Back with another Birthday Challenge card with my girl, Ashley! Ashley issued a challenge a bit back to make birthday cards so here I am. 😉
Meet today’s card.
Truth be known, I’ve been on an extreme purge fest of my craft space lately. From excess buttons to nearly all of my 12×12 patterned papers, I’ve been getting rid of stuff left and right. I’m not giving up making things, but I want my room to have stuff I really just love and use often. And the bonus is it takes a lot less space. 😉
So the things on this card are things that made the cut! 🙂
The little clear pocket is from Hazel & Ruby. Had it for awhile, just waiting for the “right” project. You know what I’m saying? Wink. Dumped a few sequins in it and then sealed it up with some Washi tape.
The “celebrate” sticker and label sticker are oldies but goodies from Jillibean, while the little “today” and circle stickers and hearts are from Bella Blvd. That leaf? Cut that with this die by Cath Edvalson for Technique Tuesday.
Alright, that’s what I have for you today. Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her take on the challenge.
Back again with a card. My friend, Ashley, posed a challenge to make birthday cards so the two of us will be sharing birthday cards on Wednesday for awhile. 🙂
I went kinda freestyle today with this bad boy by combining some different stuff.
Used some graph style patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye, plus some sticky notes from Kelly Purkey and Hero Arts, to make the background.
The donut themed stamps (words and donuts… because they make everything better, you know) are also from Kelly Purkey. I think this is a set she sold in her store. I picked it up at a workshop she held here quite awhile back… a super fun workshop that is. (Thanks, Kelly!)
The “happy birthday” and “celebrate” words are from the Wish Big set by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson. Fun to combine them with the other stuff. 🙂
Alrighty. That’s what I have. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog-a-roo to see her take on the challenge. I’m sure it won’t disappoint. And be sure to stop by again next Wednesday for another birthday card.