Monday, April 6, 2015

2nd Birthday Card

I made this card for my niece, who is about to turn 2 and LOVES Minnie Mouse. I wanted the card to have the feel of Minnie without actually having her on it.

I started by using my Silhouette Cameo to cut a large 2 from red card stock, and an offset from yellow. I then used a versamark marker to draw circles all over the red 2 and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I heat embossed the sentiment on black card stock using some letter stamps, and added a small red heart left over from a border punch. I adhered the red 2 to the yellow offset with some foam squares to give it some dimension.

I added the stamped word to the inside of the card using some Memento Tuxedo Black ink.






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Presents Birthday Card

I made this birthday card for my dad. I started by stamping an outline of a present three times, and coloring it with various sharpies. I then used my Silhouette and Pix-Scan mat to cut out the stamped images. I heat embossed the sentiment on some patterned paper and adhered the layers together. I finished it off with a simple twine bow.



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Flowery Birthday Card

I created this birthday card for my sister-in-law. I started by stamping flowers, vines, and leaves all over a piece of light purple card stock. I then stitched some vellum over the top and added a heat embossed sentiment to the bottom. I mounted the whole thing on a piece of dark purple card stock and added it to a white card base.



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Wavy Birthday Card

I have a lot of friends and family with birthdays in April, so I am sharing another birthday card. For this card, I started by designing a cut file in Silhouette Studio - a rectangle cut into different wavy sections. I added a faux stitched line to the inside of each section. I then cut out the shapes in 7 different colors of card stock and assembled them onto a white card base.

For the sentiment I used a happy birthday saying from the Silhouette Online Store. I cut it out three times and glued them together to make the words stand out. I finished the card off by adding some cute circle embellishments.




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Tie-Dyed Masculine Birthday Card

I created this card for my brother-in-law, who is in the military. First I crumpled up some white card stock and used distress ink in Forest Moss along the raised parts to make the tie-dyed look. Then I used a blending tool to add distress ink in Mowed Lawn all over the card. I used the blending tool to add distress ink in Walnut Stain to the edges. I framed the piece with some brown card stock, and used the same card stock to add a simple heat embossed sentiment.



This was one of my first attempts to use distress ink, and I am really happy with the result.

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