Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Quickie Birthday Cards

Somehow I dropped the ball on some October birthdays.  Hmmm, how did I manage that?  Could have been all the traveling we've been doing for the New England Holy Week of Cyclocross recently.

So I pulled together a quickie birthday card. Can't go wrong with a bit of stitching.  I had to use some card stock with nice texture for the front panel - so fun!

I used ColourQ challenge #209 and clean&simple challenge #260 to jump start my crafting.

Stamps: Tape It; Paper: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White; Ink: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie; Accessories: Rhinestone jewels, Expressions Thinlits, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread, Dimensionals.

And I needed a quick card for a kiddo birthday party, and I thought of a confetti card I pinned from the Stampin' Up blog by Marisa Gunn.  I just grabbed whatever circle stamps I could find in my stash.

This was also a good opportunity to play with Lydia's bokeh background technique on Splitcoaststampers, which uses a pencil eraser.  Fun to use this year's In Colors for a bright, colorful birthday card!

Stamps: Distressed Dots BG, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Pencil eraser; Paper: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Vellum paper; Ink: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Black Stazon; Accessories: Rhinestone jewels.

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stampwithsandy said...

Love both of these, Heidi! That pencil eraser technique looks fun!

Tanya Boser said...

Quick AND gorgeous! I am going to have to CASE them both :)

jen del muro said...

Love these cards! Great style!

Amanda Corbet said...

Both of these designs are so much fun! I love all the dots on the bottom one and the stitching through the "love" on the top one!

stampwithsandy said...

Hi Heidi! I just wanted to let you know I cased your pencil eraser card for my stamp class last night and will be featuring it on my blog tomorrow with a link back to you. Thanks for the inspiration!