Friday, August 12, 2011

Birthday cards

I couple of birthday cards are in order for today's post. Today is my Aunts 60th birthday. 
This first one I heat embossed the center stamps using Clearsnap ink and clear embossing powder by Stampendous. The stamps are by Hero Arts and Colorbok, die cuts by Spellbinders, circle punch by CM, PP by RE and DCWV and card base by RE.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments(TH8-11)-punches or die cuts
Do you stack up?(TH#32)-Emboss it
Divas by Design(W#8)-Birthdays
A Spoon full of Sugar(TU#162)-Happy Birthday
Anything Goes Challenge(TU#47)-Happy Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown(TU#61)-Birthday
Crazy Challenge(MO#79)-Embossing
Victorine Stamps(MO#14)-Birthdays
Birthday Sundaes(SU#21)-Birthday card
Craft Your days Away(SA#26)-Birthday celebrations

This second card I used Crackle Paint on the matted die cut, sprayed with Glimmer Mist and inked the edges with Clearsnap ink. The Crackle paint really covers cardstock well. This die cut was made using a pink CS and you can't tell. For the top die cut I inked the edges with Distressing ink-Walnut Stain- and heat embossed the flower in the middle using Clearsnap ink and clear embossing powder by Stamendous. I also sprayed it with Perfect pearls to give it some sparkle. The PP's are by DV and DCWV with border punch by MS and card base by RE.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges: 
Simon Says Stamp (MO8-8) for a Tim Holtz technique (Crackle pain, distressing inks and Perfect Pearls) Corrosive Challenges (SU#128) for earth tones.
Charisma Cardz(TH#32)-Distressing
Sassy Studio Designs(TH#85)-Distressing
Dream Valley Challenges(SU#13)-Distressing
Stampin Sisters in Christ(SU#101)-Using something you just had to have. Where do I begin? The border punch, Crackle paint and stamp set were all had to haves and then sat in my stash for a while.

Thanks for looking. 


  1. Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.


  2. What beautiful cards!!! Really like that die cut shape!!

  3. Just so gorgeous sweetie....

    thank you for joining us at Divas....and good luck..!

    hugs Vicky xx

  4. Nice birthday card! I like the combo of patterned papers you used. Thank you for playing along with my Birthday Sundaes challenge!

  5. Beautiful cards and Your cards are stunning and so festive.

    Plastic cards

  6. Beautiful effects on both cards. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  7. Super card, thanks for playing on Crafty Sentiments this week Hazelxo

  8. wonderful cards Cindy! I love the design.

  9. Hi Cindy, both great cards, wonderful colours and details. Thanks for joining with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

  10. Love them both, thanks for playing along with SSD!

  11. wow, this is a fabulous and original card! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week,



  12. Both cards are gorgeous! Thanks very much for playing along with our Earthy Colours challenge at Corrosive, hope to see you again soon :D

  13. Lovely card! Love the distressing :-) Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  14. Lovely card. Really nice subtle colours.

    Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week.


  15. A great card hun! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week! xxx

  16. What a lovely card
    thank you for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Love Jan

  17. Both cards are beautiful. I love the shapes. I have crackle paint that I have never used. You have inspired me to pull it out.

    Thanks for joining us in our birthday celebration at Craft Your Days Away.


  18. Both cards are beautiful and i really like its designs looking too much cute.....
    Plastic Card

  19. Lovely cards, great use of die cuts as a focal point. Thanks for joining us this month at Crafty Sentiments Designs.
    Kim xXx

  20. Very pretty cards and nice colors and embossing. Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

  21. Lovely cards. The soft warm colours are fabulous.

    Thanks for joining in with the fun at Dream Valley.

    Lin xx

  22. Great cards! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Embossing Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


  23. Great cards! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

  24. Pretty cards! Fab embossing. Thanks for joining us for the Victorine Originals challenge!


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