Monday, January 12, 2009

Week #14 - Just Christmas and Birthday Cards

Another week, another challenge on Karin's blog - Just Christmas and Birthday Cards.

Sketch #14 comes from our talented Tanja and I tell you, it was a real pleasure to work with it.

The prize for this week's lucky winner is
one cute bug on flower from Alota Rubber Stamps

Here's Tanja's versatile sketch:

My Birthday card

Stamps: TAC, Papermania [sentiment]
DP: Papermania (Raspberry Champagne pack)

The rest is from stash

I decided to try the "Stamp Kissing" technique for the butterflies, after seeing an extraordinary video tutorial on YouTube. I was so impressed with it that I need to share it. :)

For my card I used the plain "naked kissing" and the two color "dirty kissing" (for the palest pink butterfly). I then heat embossed the results with holographic embossing powder. Seeing how this was my very first attempt, I am quite pleased with the result. :)
And I realized I will need some more solid stamps, the most I have are the outline/contour type which can be coloured inside.

A close-up of my butterfly....

My Christmas card

At the beginning of January, I told my JCBC boss, Karin, that maybe it's better if we switch to making other type of cards for a few months, instead of Christmas ones. I am so glad she didn't listen to me. :D

It was such a joy to make this Christmas card as I couldn't wait to use "Emma the Hugger"! And I dare you to say she's not adorable ;)

Emma (Tracey's daughter) comes as a digital stamp pack created by the talented Tracey Lynn Miller - more "famous" to bloggers as Fred, She Said or, the shorter version, FSS. :)

Thank you for looking and I am hoping you'll stop by our JCBC Blog to see the wonderful creations of the other DT members. I'm so honoured to be part of this team of very talented ladies.


Rach said...

these are two beautiful cards. your butterflies look gorgoeus. i am going to watch the video that you have posted in a mo..thanks for sharing. hugs Rachel.xx

Laura said...

The butterfly card is so beautiful, the colours are perfect and that technique is inspiring in deed.

Macpurp said...

these are beautiful cards! I did think for a bit that I was not going to do any Xmas cards in Jan but did my first one today!

will have a closer look at the stamp kissing! TFS
Thank you for my award! I am delighted you thought on me, will pass it on soon !

much love tina xx

Inger said...

Your cards are beautiful Mada.
The birthday card is very stylish
and the christmas card is so sweet. Cute image.

hugs Inger :)

2 Worlds said...

Loved that sketch , the cards look great

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful cards, Mada! I enjoyed the did an awesome job with the kissing technique!
Blessings, Maria

Rheannon said...

Mada I love your birthday card. Both are great but this one is so beautiful and inpriring! You did a great job with the technique. Thanks for sharing the video. I have to try it now :)

Heather said...

Very pretty!! I really like those butterflies.

Heather "Hev" said...

Stunning cards Mada :)

Trying to work out why I didnt get this post in my google reader hmph!!!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card Mada! I love those butterflies - will definitely check out that video!
Helen x

alina said...

Buna Mada, sper ca totul e bine cu tine.
Eu sunt cam plictisita de la o vreme, nu-mi gasesc locul si am mai si racit, incat n-am chef de nimic. O sa treaca si asta.
Trebuie sa-mi fac putina ordine in lucruri, pentru ca pierd timpul la calculator si am ramas in urma cu foarte multe.
As fi vrut sa vin acasa la sfarsitul lui februarie, am vacanta o saptamana, sper sa reusesc!
Te-am pupat si sa auzim numai de bine.

By the way, felicitarea cu fluturii e grozava, frumoase culori!

Anonymous said...

I did visit and I did find it awesome! Having known you ages it is not surprising to me, as you are one awesome lady. Lovely lovely cards!!
Love and hugs Sara-in-Hong-Kong

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Mada, how you doing? Your card is gorgeous, not heard from you in a while, hope you are doing ok.x

Heather "Hev" said...

Hi Mada :)

Thinking of you - and left you something on my blog.
Hugs Heather