Sunday, August 11, 2013

A couple of birthday cards...

I have a couple of cards that I would like to share today that I made for this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Stamping Random Background patterns.

This first one, I actually made several weeks ago, but it was inspired by this card (the first one) by Ashley Cannon Newell, so I thought it would be fine to submit it for this week's challenge.

I stamped the background using a heart stamp from LLH:Holidays and a circle stamp from Rosie Posie. I stamped off several times with each stamp. I made the banner with my Get A Handle On It die, as well as my Modern Alphabet dies. The sentiments were stamped with SS:Birthday, selectively inking several sentiments to create this one. A little bit of My Mind's Eye baker's twine finishes it off.



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I made my second card for my twin brother (it's his birthday this coming Wednesday!) He likes to golf, so I borrowed my friend's On the Links set to make his card. I diecut the banners with the Get a Handle On it die from some My Mind's Eye patterned paper. I stamped the golf cart on some aqua mist card stock, diecut with Mat Stack 1. I stamped the wheels first and heat embossed them with black embossing powder and then I stamped the cart and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I had a few speckles, so I scratched them off with a craft knife, and to cover up the scratch marks, I impressed it with my Linen & Canvas IP. I stamped the background with the little golf ball stamp in the set.


Thanks for looking!

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20 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Both fantastic card Leigh, your are always so creative! Hmm, that must mean you have a birthday this Wednesday too! :)

Marlou McAlees said...

two beautiful cards Leigh, love them both ♥

Tonya Jastad said...

These are both great! I love the colors on both of them!

Cat Craig said...

Happy pre Birthday. Love both cards, 'specially the banner.So Cute!

Linda Nicholson said...

Lovely cards Leigh! I especially like how you made the little banner on the first one!

And if your twin has a birthday on the 14th, that must mean that your birthday is on the 14th too (and my birthday is also August 14th)! Happy birthday a little early!

Linda

Miriam Prantner said...

I had no idea that you had a twin! I'm so intrigued by twins, how fun! Loving the cards, especially love the little banner on the first one!

MichelleZ said...

This is fabulous! My husband is an avid golfer, so this really caught my eye. I adore the little golf balls in the background. So clever! Have a great day! ~Michelle

TLady said...

BOTH CARDS are GREAT LEIGH!!!!!:) AND "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!" ;)

Kathryn A said...

Great cards! Sweet and simple backgrounds! And happy bd on Wed. ;)

Joyce said...

Oh, Happy Birthday to you! I hope your brother makes you a card as awesome as the one you made for him. They are both fantastic.

Ruth G said...

Love these! The colors are so very lovely and the whole "you" banner is so sweet from texture to heart to banner!!! Love the sentiment on the second card. This was a great challenge and lots of fun! TFS!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the banner on the first card - both are great examples of the stamped background adding a little extra interest without overwhelming the card design! I'm going out on a limb and assuming it might be your birthday on Wed too, so sending an early birthday greeting :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

More great cards and a super great chuckle. Leigh! I adore your line about it being your twin brother's birthday on Wednesday! LOL! In case I don't make it back I'll say Happy Birthday now and wish you both many, many more!!

Joan B said...

beautiful!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are so beautiful!!! Happy Birthday!!! LOVE your new blog design, did you do this yourself? Have a fabulous day!
Lisa

Geri said...

Both cards are great, Leigh! Good job on the golf cart repairs...would never know you had issues there...and hope Wednesday is HAPPY!!!

Kara said...

Great cards! Have a Happy Birthday!!

bluemoonstitch said...

Love your cards!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

fabulous cards! I also love the pic of you and your daughter above. So sweet!

Elizabeth said...

Very cute cards!!!
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