"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, May 4, 2013

birthday cards...

Hello friends!  Got my LIM cards done early, again... YAY!  And for good reason... today is an absolutely sparkling gorgeous day here in my corner of the world.  It is days like today that remind me why I love the Puget Sound area of Washington state so much.  The sky is brilliant blue, the mountains brilliantly white against the sky and a nice breeze is blowing to keep things cool!  Fabulous!   Anywhoo... I do have some cards to share, lol!!

The LIM challenge this week is a color challenge and Chrissie and Jen have asked us to use colors on the opposite sides of the color wheel.  I decided to go with blue/orange and yellow/purple.  The first card is my favorite although it didn't start out that way.  I recently purchased the MFT/Liana Lane Designs Border It - Mod Borders set.  I thought it would be good for making masculine cards.   When I first started making this card I used a different border image and didn't really like how it looked with the "happy birthday" sentiment I was using (also a MFT set).  So I switch that border image for the one you see and I love how the card turned out.  A few sequins were added to make the card a bit more girly... seriously what guy would want a purple and yellow birthday card? 


The second card was made using the PTI set Irresistibly Ikat and is definitely more masculine that the first card.  For this card I used the blue and order combo.  When I first stamped the diamond shaped images they didn't have anything in the center and the card looked a bit plain.  So I decided to add the little center dots and it changed the look of the card immediately! 


Thanks for stopping by... 

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps:  My Favorite Things and PTI; Inks:  Memento:  Tuxedo Black; Tangelo, Danube Blue, Grape Jelly & Dandelion

22 comments:

Barb said...

Wonderful cards, Rosie! Love your color choices! Enjoy the weather - and maybe you could send some of it this way? :)

Jan Ltc said...

Two fab cards xx Jan

Deepti said...

Wow lovely cards :) my personal favorite is the first one :) u r awesome

Valerie said...

Two fab cards Rosie, I love that chevron stamp and the colour choice and the other card has such a great ethnic look:) It sounds beautiful where you are, enjoy the good weather!
Val x

mypapercraftworld said...

These are both awesome, Rosemary, brilliant colour choices. I particularly love the first one ... so fresh and crisp and gorgeous, especially with the sequins! Anita :)

Gibmiss said...

Hi Rosie
Fabulous card.... Gorgeous colours....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful cards, Rosemary! I love the color combo and stamp sets you chose for each one...girly, then masculine! Awesome single layer cards!

Loli said...

Hola Rosigirl, very busy weeks, with my job, my house and the final son exams(come back to primary school it´s so hard :D:D:D).
Clever and gorgeous cards, that chevron stamp is fantastic, i like the colours for yours card, the first one perfect for a man and the second remind me the typical fabric of Mallorca (cat tongue http://milfils.com/index.php/es/tienda/telas/roba-de-llengos/tela-llengos-boston-detail), fantastic!, well done!
A warm hug from the sunny and spring-time Palma

Chrissie said...

Two simply great cards Rosi, your stamping is impeccable and the designs are superb!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Lin said...

What is it about chevrons that gets me every time?! (I'm such a late bloomer) Love that one particularly, Rosemary! Ditto what Chrissie above me said; your cards are always perfectly executed!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards!!

Greta said...

Wow--don't you ever run out of ideas?! 2 more cards I could just sit & stare at!

Claudia said...

Hi Rosemary, what a lovely creations, the first one is my favourit, grat layout and pefect colour combination.
Hugs Claudia

Lynne said...

Two fabulous cards Rosie.
Lynne xxx

Jenny said...

You paint a lovely picture of the area with your description :0) glad you have some sunny weather.
Two super designs, love the use of patterns and colour.
Jenny x

Jean said...

Two great cards ~ love the chevron and sentiment placements on the first one!

Jen said...

two amazing cards. i really love the chevrons

Fabulous colour choices too. Thanks for joining us the week
Jen x
"Less Is More"

Janine said...

Two great cards but it was the first one that drew me here!

Lisa Lara said...

Love these cards Rosi. The sequins are perfect.

Susan said...

two great cards, rosemary. i do love chevrons and just realized that i have this stamp! I love the stamp used on the second card. i've looked at that a couple of times and couldn't figure out how to use it...now maybe i might just order it for myself!

Viv said...

Amazing cards as ever Rosie, love them both equally :) Viv xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wonderful spin around the color wheel and to see different combinations together.