Owl I Want For Christmas Is You
I made this card in October and I entered it for the Lawn Fawn and Two Peas In A Bucket challenge. I thought I would share it since I never made a blog post about it. 🙂
I started out with a bamboo green card stock from The Paper Company cut to a standard size card with the flap on the side. To that I layered some red card stock and then layered the green chevron paper from Lawn Fawn’s Fa-la-la patterned paper pack. For the top panel, I stamped the Polaroid image from Say Cheese on the O Christmas Tree patterned paper from the same Fa-la-la paper pack. I distressed the Polaroid with some Dessert Sand ink from Memento. For the actual picture in the Polaroid, I distressed the background with some Summer Sky ink from Memento on the entire square and some Broken China Distress ink for a darker effect on the sides. Then I stamped the Snowflake stamp from Imaginisce in Bahama Blue ink from Memento and accented each snowflake with some blue stickles. For the owl, I used Lawn Fawn’s Winter Owl set. I stamped the owl on some plain white card stock and colored it in with Copics. I paper pieced the scarf with the same green chevron paper from the Fa-la-la paper pack by Lawn Fawn. I used googly eyes for fun. For the sentiment, I used the puny sentiment from the same Winter Owl set. I stamped the each word individually to properly space it between three lines in Lady Bug and Cottage Ivy inks from Memento. I also stamped the mini heart border. I placed some peppermint single cord from Lawn Fawn under the die cut image for added accent.
For today’s Wednesday Card Day, I made 3 simple birthday cards that can easily be replicated or altered to fit the recipients personality. I love making birthday cards because they come in so handy and everybody you know will at some point celebrate their birthday.
Happy Birthday Flowers
For this card, I started with some cream card stock from The Paper Company and layered it at the bottom with patterned paper from ColorBok’s Miso Pretty 12×12 paper pad. For added interest, I attached a border strip with the Martha Stewart Crafts Arch Lattice edger on brown card stock. Then using brown chalk ink, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Operation Write Home stamp set by Hero Arts. I finished it off with a flower row using the Imaginisce Princess Petals stamp with the same brown chalk ink.
All the papers I used for this card (card stock and patterned paper), are paper scraps that I wanted to use up. I used a light blue card stock and layered it with a plaid patterned paper. I got a strip of a marble effect paper and attached a border strip using the Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Edger. Then I got some cream card stock and stamped the Hi Cupcake sentiment from the Cupcake Stamp Set from TPC Studio with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. To finish the card, I used a Sakura white gel pen to create a faux stitching line around the card. The entire lay-out of the card is proof that I have been watching too many card videos of Kristina! 🙂 🙂 🙂
A Cupcake Birthday
I used black card stock for the base of this card from The Paper Studio. For the neon background, I used a similar chevron technique that Kristina Werner (@starofmay) used in one of her Friday Focus videos. I used just regular neon computer for this. Using the TPC Studio Cupcake stamp set, I stamped this trio of cupcakes and used permanent markers to color it in. I adhered it on to the card using dimensional adhesive. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Cupcake and Ice Cream Snag ‘Em collection from Imaginisce. I layered that with some blue neon computer paper made made ribbon edges. To finish the card, I used a Sakura white gel pen to create a faux stitching line around the card.
Enjoy making your own birthday cards! It’s definitely a lot of fun! 🙂