Saturday, February 2, 2008

2 Birthday Cards Done...

...Fingers crossed that my blog entry goes much more smoothly compared to the other night! :)
Happy Saturday! Today I set out to do Taylor's second challenge as well as Beate's weekend sketch to make my soon be SIL's birthday card (she marries my littler bro this June!). I decided to combine the 2 challenges in my first card. I made a card that was sized to a business envelope to stay true to Beate's sketch. I like the sizing of the card. I will have to keep this size in mind in the future when I make cards!!

This is so not a color combo that I really would ever use on my own - I would NEVER think to put pink and red together, for example, but it obiviously looks good when Taylor creates a card with those colors, so I gave it a try. I think it came out ok, but the more I look at it, I realized that I didn't use too much red after all - I guess I still couldn't get over it subconciously, but I tried!! LOL. I embossed the 3 flowers with clear embossing powder, cut them out and popped them up on the card. It has been ages since I busted out my heating tool - I'm glad that I did for this one. I definitely think it came out better than if I had just stamp it. Btw - I really love this flower and the SU set it comes in - very versatile set, imo. Definitely a great purchase for me. I used up a another piece of PP - another sheet from an SU retired pack from last year. I'm pretty sure it was the one that was paired up with that paisley set that came out last spring.
And since I am trying to make a dent in my scraps pile (and also because I am on a stamping roll - at least by my standards LOL), I decided to make a second card with Taylor's colors using the same DP, instead of just throwing back in the pile. This will also help me try to build up a card stash so that I don't have to rush and make cards at the last minute. This card came together pretty quickly. The flowers were stamped and masked to make it look like bunches. I swiped the edge of the white CS in Chocolate Craft ink. I stamped, cut out and popped up one on the front for a little extra dimension. Some ribbon and 2 red brads to finish it off, and that's it!

I'm off now to make dinner - tacos for the family (yummy!). My plan is to relax tonight tonight with the boys (and hopefully sneak in scrapping a page or two in between games or whatever we do tonight!)


beate said...

Maria, both cards are awesome! You made those colors look wonderful.
Thanks so much for playing with the sketch.
Hugs and smiles

Anonymous said...

Both cards are adorable! You're definitely on a roll!!!

Jennie Skaggs said...

These are how they came out. Jennie