Sunday, August 12, 2018

A Birthday Card for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #302, Seize the Birthday, and Freshly Made Sketches Sketches #349

Hello everyone!! I hope you all had a great day. It was a very hot day today so I spent some time in my craft room. I created some cards for some challenges.

My first card is a birthday card.

I used the Hello Bluebird "Pig Day" and My Favorite Things Stamp "Happy Hippos" to create my card.

I masked off the back to make a background with Twisted Citrus and Dusty Concord Distress Ink. 

The images were colored in with Copic Markers. I covered certain parts with a Sparkle Marker and Glossy Accents.

My next card I created using Freshly Made Sketches #349 as my inspiration.

I started off using the Doodlebug Design "Happy" die cut from the Sweet Summer. I used patterned paper from the coordinating 6 by 6 Sweet Summer Collection paper pad.

The hippo is from My Favorite Things "Happy Hippos" stamp set. They were colored in using Copic markers. The balloons were covered with Sparkle marker and Glossy Accents.

The "birthday" stamped sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink.

I am sending both these cards off to college with Charlotte to use for friends' birthdays.

Now one more card that I created for a private FB board I am on.

I made this for a friend that lost his mother. The cross is from "Paper Smooches," the flowers are Simon Says Stamp and I am not sure where the stencil is from.

The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink.

Well that is all from me today. I thank you for stopping by. Have a great night!!

(Affiliate links used when possible at no extra cost to you. Asterisk (*) used to indicate them.)
Paper-*Neenah Solar White, *Doodlebug Design "Sweet Summer" 6" x 6" paper pad
Ink-*Memento "Tuxedo Black,” *Ranger “Dusty Concord” Distress Ink, *Ranger “Twisted Citron” Distress Ink, *Ranger “Mowed Lawn” Distress Ink, *Ranger “Peeled Paint” Distress Ink, *Ranger “Vintage Photo,” Distress Ink, *Versamark Ink, *Tide Pool
Stamps-Avery Elle, My Favorite Things "Happy Hippos,"  Hello Bluebird "Pig Day," Paper Trey Ink "2011 Birthday Tags," Simon Says Stamp "Watercolor Friendly Flowers"
Dies-My Favorite Things "Happy Hippos," Hello Bluebird "Pig Day," *Honey Bee Stamps "Hexagon Dies," My Favorite Things "Pierced Circle Dies" (retired), *Paper Smooches "Crosses," Simon Says Stamp "Watercolor Friendly Flowers"


Linda Callahan said...

Your cards are terrific! So glad you shared one at FMS!

Kim S said...

That pig is absolutely charming - and I love him with the purple and bright green. The hippo is equally cute. I love how you used dots to shade both of them. It's such a fun look and perfect for these little characters.

Susanne Vargas said...

Your birthday cards are super adorable and the sympathy card is gorgeous! The white cross on the white background is a nice and subtle touch!

Lisa Elton said...

Two adorable cards and one very pretty! I like the shading behind the little piggy and of course the polka dots with the happy hippo! Your sympathy card is peaceful and lovely. All fantastic Nora!

Kimberly Skinner said...

Your cards are amazing! That little pig is just adorable. What a great use of the sketch. Thank you for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week.

Claire said...

These are all gorgeous Nora - perfectly coloured critters and I love the masked background in the first. The leafy stencilled background in the last one is stunning!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Both your bday cards are fabulous. I love that pig with the bautiful sponged bg. Thanks for joining in at STB