September is a busy month for birthdays and ends with the twins celebrating theirs on the 28th. Today I am sharing Aarons' card and a card I was inspired to make after seeing Michelle's card for the Muse Card Challenge...
I loved her card the minute I saw it, the stark black and white with a splash of red, the flowers just in the corner, stamped sentiment and the addition of pattern paper at the bottom.
Of course I had to go through all my floral stamps and narrowed it down to 3 sets and ended up making three cards. Two I did in the same style, the third with more colour (that one will be saved for another day.) So I will need to do two posts so I can enter both in the Muse Card Challenge.
As soon as you look at this you can see where I got the inspiration from. This beautiful delicate floral image is one of a set of oriental stamps from Penny Black and obviously hasn't been used enough.
Just check out how wonderful this flower looks.
Minimal colour reds and greys and love how it looked finished. Hard to show the depth as its a small bloom but I actually used 4 reds in each large bloom.
I was going to add a striped paper but felt this paper from an oriental paper pack was better suited. Finished it off with the 'Happy birthday' sentiment from an old but much loved set from Annabelle's Stamps. Don't think you can get it anymore but I love the two fonts and use it often. Sometimes wonder why I bought all the other sets.
The funny part about this card is that I coloured it yesterday, finished it this morning before leaving to visit with mum and dad for the week. I was trying to load the photos to my computer and the last hour and a half then rang John in a flap, the computer wouldn't acknowledge my camera and the challenge was going to close any time now..........no Im so confused I thought today was Monday for me and of course its not, its only Sunday.
John sorted my problem over the phone (good man) I got the photos up and edited and now Im waffling on cause I have another day before the challenge closes.
This is Aarons' Birthday card. I coloured this same image a while ago and decided to do the same colours again. It was a free class download from Amy at Vanilla Arts and I just love how it turned out.
Check out those brilliant candles, they really look as though they are alight. Just love her style of teaching and wish I could spend more time watching and learning from her.
I die cut the panel with wonky stitches die added to the dark blue card base with a layer of black fun foam behind to lift the panel a bit. Then added the die cut 'Happy Birthday'.
Aaron always appreciates my cards but I must admit I felt like adding with the birthday wishes a note about the time this took and to really look at it son, its like a piece of art......
Happy Birthday red flowers
Happy birthday red flowers card
Happy Birthday red flowers card
Going without the topping for this card
Happy birthday cupcake
Happy Birthday Cupcake
Happy birthday Cupcake