Monday, October 20, 2008

Birthday cake, a CRAZY card and some snowflakes...

I have just finished my two cards for this week's "Just Christmas and Birthday Cards" Challenge.

We had one of Karin's sketches to follow and here it is:

First I made the Christmas card, a very simple one with a few punched snowflakes and some shiny stars and a very red ribbon. :)
The dp is from Dovecraft and the image is a Magnolia stamp print (a gift from Karin) cut out and layered with foam dots.

Now the next card - the birthday one - is the crazy one :D
One of my co-workers has her birthday on Wednesday and she knows I'll be making a card for her so she asked me to ~ I quote ~ "put everything you can on it".

So I did this "salad" trying to follow the sketch on a different format.

The background paper is gift wrapping paper and I love it 'cos it has many shades of green on it (and a lot of brightly coloured flowers which I tried to hide). For the pink strip in the middle I stamped WoJ's "Melinda's Heart" and heat embossed it with clear powder then I made a 'border' [not very visible] by cutting half circles with a small punch.
I also punched some flowers from the heat embossed piece I made and used them together with bigger paper flowers.

The piece of cake is a clear stamp from Imaginisce - Thanks, Karin! :)
I stamped it three times in two different colours, punched them out as circles, coloured them with glitter markers and layered them with foam dots. The 'base' underneath the cakes is made from a strip of cream cardstock punched with a scalloped circle and backed with another stripe of green cs.
The "Happy Birthday" is gold peel-offs.

Well, I admit I could've still added some more stuff on the card but I thought it's best to stop here. :D

Thank you for visiting and apologies for bad quality photos.

Have a great new week ahead!


2 Worlds said...

Great cards!


These are beautiful cards, I love the images and colours you've chosen, thank you for joining us this week on the b-day, x-mas card challenge. Hugs linda x

Karin said...

Hi Mada,

wauw, you've been busy.Two fabulous cards.
I love both of them.
thanks for joining the x-mas and b-day cards challenge again.

xoxo Karin

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Oh how lovely! I have got to get brave enough to stamp the two magnolia stamps I have. I love how you used a coloured background; it looks so gorgeous! I'll have to try that. And the cake card. SO sweet. I love that you've used wrapping paper! :O)


Beautiful cards Mada thank you for joining the x-mas b-day card challenge this week. Linda x

Ninchen said...

both cards are beautifull and i like the colours!

greets Janina