Monday 3 September 2018

Happy Birthday & I Love You cards

I had another of those days when I walked into the craft room and the cards just came together perfectly. I made four but have kept two for The Flower Challenge for September, which is coming soon.

This card I wanted to use this stencilled panel that was left over from a card I made ages ago.
Big raindrops, I first blended Distress Inks down the stencil in rainbow colours, then I added BoBunny Glitter paste. I love the stuff it adds the best glitter, so easy to apply and dries nice and quickly.

I panel is only 2" wide so I had to think for a bit how to show it off best. At first I was going to attach to the front of the card and add white panels each side but then I thought acetate. So easy made the card fold then cut off 2" on the front. Cut a piece of acetate 2 1/4" and double sided tap holds it in place inside the card.

See how theres still room for someone to write a message, I love this.
Next I added a couple of fairies from Mo's Digital Pencil that I coloured with Copics and fussy cut ages ago. Love using things up. Die cut the 'Happy Birthday' in the circle from gold mirror cardstock then attached so it rests on both the card and acetate.

I tucked the sentiment so it looks like the little fairy at the bottom is planning to dive through the hoop. There's bound to be a rainbow challenge on somewhere that I can enter this and its another card I can give my daughter-in-law for the never ending parties the kids go to.

This next card I had another Distress Oxide background that I loved how it turned out, this time mainly oranges, yellows then goodness knows what, I just keep on going. I love doing this vase of flowers on these backgrounds but I may have gone a bit too dark with the background colours this time. The card looks very pretty but is harder to see with the darker background.

The stamps are from The Ton and the vase/bowl is a seperate stamp so some masking is involved.
I have coloured the flowers and bowl with pencils. Lots of layers, trying very hard to go lightly so I could blend them well but it is harder over the Distress Oxides.

Once I was happy with the colouring, I added first a layer of copper glitter paper to the card base then cut down the coloured panel so it left an area to frame it. I finished it off with the Simon Says (new to me) 'i love you' which cuts in the thin outline and a layer to lay it on which I cut in vellum. Lastly I added some sparkly gems, one for the 'i' as I lost the original at the last minute.

Thank you so much for coming to look and I hope you come again soon.  


Not often that I get to play the Toppings
but its on today 'Happy Birthday'

I love you card

Happy Birthday Card - the rainbow
 raindrops are a snippet left over.

i love you card

Happy Birthday

i love you card


Aileen said...

yes I still need to send myself a comment.

Aileen said...


Wendy L said...

How cute are your fairies, so gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

brenda said...

It's so nice when you have a day like that Aileen and these are two really lovely creation, the first with the sweet fairy and happy colours and the second is a delight, many thanks for joining in with our 'Things with Wings' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

brenda said...

Hello again Aileen, I got so carried away looking at all the lovely stamping and colours that I totally forgot to also thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

lostinpaper said...

Your colouring is brilliant and so are your bright fun designs (how totally sweet are those fairies)!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your rainbow card is so awesome those MO fairies are too cure! Thanks for joining in at STB. Your flower coloring on the 2nd c a Rd is gorgeous!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Aileen! I love the cute little fairies and your watercolor card looks amazing.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Viv said...

Fantastic Aileen! Beautiful cards.
Back in blogland after the mammoth month so am playing catch up a little and hope you will forgive me for not commenting on everything you have done whilst I have been absent. x

K M Meena Herale said...

Thank you for joining at Addicted to Stamps and More and waiting to see next time.

Meena DT

Mummylade said...

Absolutely adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

Di said...

Gorgeous card Aileen and I especially love your snippets make - how cleverly you've used the acetate! Great idea as well.


Di xx

stampwithsandy said...

What gorgeous cards, Aileen! I love those cute, chubby fairies on the first card, and your floral creation is just exquisite! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

Bo┼╝enA said...

:-) These magic fairies are so cute. I love the colors that you dressed them. They are so spring and joyful. The second card looks stunning, I love the colors of flowers and a beautiful vase, a little hazy white glow. An amazing effect

Mervi said...

Two fabulous creations, lovely fairies on the first. Gorgeous flowery card, really feminine colours.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Your sparkles are sooooo fun and colorful. And your distress oxide background is quite beautiful! Wonderful job on both projects.