Thursday, February 19, 2009

Birthday Cards

These are cards I made for 3 friends that I worked with at the Juvenile Courthouse. This is Alena's birthday card. Her birthday was in January. I tried something new with this card. The card base is a dark brown. I then adhered a piece of Basic Grey cardstock on top of the base card and used a SU stamp set to stamp directly onto the designer cardstock instead of stamping on a separate layer. The leaves were stamped in a brown and the flowers in red. I used crystal Stickles in the center of the flowers. I was not real thrilled with that, I should have used a different color. Then with a fine point pen, I drew short lines and dots around the edge of the layer. Unfortunately, the lines are not straight. The inside of the card was finished off with a layer of ivory cardstock.
This card was for Michelle. She sits up at the reception window of the courthouse and is usually the voice a person hears when they call the courthouse. I made this card as a Mother's Day last year in black and white. The cardbase for this is an olive green, then a layer of dark brown that I put through the Cuttlebug. A layer of peach, brown and then ivory. The stamp set is SU. The flowers and vase were colored with Copics and I used a SU corner punch on all the layers.

This card was for Esther whose birthday was this month. I've made this card in teal and kraft. I used a dark green as the card base for this card with a layer of kraft that I put through the Cuttlebug on the top and bottom. Then I scored double lines where the embossing ends. I punched a butterfly using a Martha Stewart punch and popped it up with foam tape. The "Celebrate" was stamped with a dark green chalk ink. I added a layer of kraft paper on the inside and another punched out butterfly. The dark green ribbon finishes off the card.


jalna said...

Very, very nice cards as usual, each with special touches. The first one is very artistic, and I love the crystal Stickles. They're perfect. I like the mottled background too. Did you stamp it? I love the embossed portions of the second and third cards. Makes me want to bust out my rubber stamping supplies.

Betty Townsend said...

No, the background is a piece of cardstock from Basic Grey. There are actually leaves and branches on the cardstock itself and then I stamped the ones that you see. You should do some stamping. I keep asking Leslie to post some, she hasn't yet. I'd love to see what she's done too. The cards you

Betty Townsend said...

I'm on my laptop, I accidently hit the return key. To finish my sentence -- The cards you've made are fantastic!! Do some more!