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

Friday, May 12, 2017

birthday cards...

Happy weekend everyone!!!  I have a couple of birthday cards to share.  The first card is for the current MFT sketch challenge and the current Color Throwdown.  I used the MFT Flashy Florals set along with a sentiment from the MFT Pretty Poppies set.   I started by die cutting an oval using the MFT Stitched Mini Scalloped Oval Stax set from kraft cardstock.  The flower  was stamped using generational stamping and MFT's Daffodil ink.  The center was stamped with SU! Smoky Slate ink.  The leaves were stamped with MFT's Blue Berry ink and then the detail image with Smoky Slate.  Everything was then cut with the matching dies.  A strip of MFT patterned paper in a yellow polka dot pattern was cut and adhered to my card base.  A panel of white cardstock was trimmed down and stamped with the sentiment in Smoky Slate.  Originally I was just going to adhere the oval, flower and leaves and call it good, but then decided to make a shaker.  I filled the shaker with light blue and white sequins, adhered my oval piece and I was done!!  Since I have polka dots in the mix I will add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of going dotty and this also works for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge to frame something.



My second card is for the current Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge of florals as well as the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I have had the C9 You Are Enough stamp set for ages, but have not been happy with any of the attempts I have made to use the large floral image in the set.  Finally last night I was able to watercolor something that I was happy with!  I die cut the piece with an MFT Fishtail Flag Stax die and then wrapped the piece with the dark pink twine.  I adhered that to a light gray cardstock base and then created my sentiment by using two sentiment pieces from the C9 Many Mandalas set that arrived in my mail box yesterday!!!  That set is so beautiful... can't wait to use the mandalas in the set!!  Anywhoo... the birthday sentiment in the set actually says "a happy birthday!" so I just inked up the sentiment and carefully wiped off the a and !.  I stamped the "to you" and then trimmed both down and adhered them to the banner.  Finished things off with a few little Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew.

Have a wonderful day!!

Supplies: Cardstock:  My Favorite Things and PaperTrey Ink; Patterned paper:  My Favorite Things; Stamps:  My Favorite Things and Concord & 9th; Dies:  My Favorite Things; Inks:  My Favorite Things, Stampin Up! and VersaFine; Dark pink twine; Nuvo Crystal Drops; Pretty Pink Posh white and blue sequins; clear acetate

15 comments:

Greta said...

Oh wow--these are absolutely wonderful cards, Rosemary! Love the sweet shaker & oh wow is that a gorgeous pink flower!

Lisa Lara said...

Whaat? Oh I loooooooooooooooooooove your gorgeous shaker Rosi. I love it. WOW. Beautiful pink flower. I love the layout and your sentiment strips. The twine is the perfect finishing touch with its long ends.

~amy~ said...

BOTH of your cards are spectacular! That shaker card is so pretty and your FMS Floral card is beautiful!

Valerie Nolan said...

Two gorgeous cards Rosie, love a shaker card! Your flower is fabulous!
Val x

Lisa Elton said...

Love both of your floral cards Rosemary! The shaker is super sweet and that bright pink bloom is awesome. Have blessed Mother's Day!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous card! You made that flower shine!

Macarena said...

SO simple and so pretty! I love the delicate colors and the kraft frame. LOvely project. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Nora N. said...

What lovely cards you created!! I like the fun shaker on the first. I hardly make these as they take up too much time!! I adore the lovely PINK on the second card. Great takes on both the challenges!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two fab birthday cards, Rosemary! Especially love the oval shaker!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Lovely card! I just adore that flower you've used and the softness you've given it with the light colouring you've done. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Vickie Z said...

Love your design and the flower collage! So happy you joined us at CTD!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a delightful shaker card its so pretty.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Anita in France said...

A gorgeous duo, Rosemary ... one soft and delicate, the other bold and vibrant ... and both fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Lindsey said...

Two lovely cards!! I'm particularly fond of your Concord and 9th beauty! It's gorgeous, and yay for finally using it in a way you could be happy about. That is always so satisfying. :) Thsnks so much for joining us at Where Creativity Meets C9!

Lisa said...

These cards are just beautiful. That Concord & 9th one... spot on! Love that stamp set, and when it works out and we like our creations, it almost can't be beat. Great color choice, too! Thanks for joining us at Where Creativity Meets C9.