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Thursday, 5 February 2009

New Birthday Cards...

Hello blog,

Well yesterday morning my dear Mum asked if I could make a few birthday cards for her friends. I jumped at the chance and said that I'd love to. I wasn't given much time warning, so I had to make one very quickly, and cheated on another one because my Mum said the recipient would love a girly one - so what did I use??? You guessed it, my Boo Bear card swap card :) These two had to be done yesterday, but last night and this morning I had proper time to do the third birthday card and am pleased with all three. For now, I'll post you two, as I shall not post the Boo Bear card until all my swap cards are in and ready to swap out! :)

I have used my lovely Penny Black clear rubber stamps for the image but Stampin' Up! papers :)
Here they are, enjoy looking:

Penny Black - Hugs (2009) -
Set of 13 stamps - various images and sentiments.
Penny Black - Critter Party (2008) - Set of 15 stamps - various images and sentiments.
SU 12x12 Textured Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa and Cameo Coral - P.68.
SU A4 Cardstock - Whisper White.
SU Ink Pad - Basic Black- P.67.
Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad - P.67.
Prismacolor Pencils and Sansodor (Low Odour Solvent) - known as the Gamsol Technique.

My next card was made with the same main image using Penny Black clear stamps and have combined with Cuttlebug Embossing Folders and a Stampin' Up! stamp.

Penny Black - Hugs (2009) -
Set of 13 stamps - various images and sentiments.
SU Stamp Set - Riverting (200) - Set of 8 stamps. Not available in the UK catalogue yet. This is a Retired Set from the US Catalogue. I have used "Enjoy Your Day".
SU 12x12 Textured Cardstock - Chocolate Chip - P.68.
SU A4 Cardstock - Whisper White.
Non-SU Cardstock - Red Cardstock from my stash. Have run out of Real Red on my Chinese New Year Cards - oops!
SU Ink Pad
- Basic Black- P.67.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Bloom Dots.
Letraset Promarkers to colour in the image.
Nestabilities - Circles and Scallop Circles.
Ribbon - Non SU bought by Mum whilst she was holidaying in Boston last year.

I have made the sentiment stamp a 3d effect, see below picture for a close up:

I have stamped the SU sentiment stamp "Enjoy Your Day" on red cardstock, and then again on SU Chocolate Chip. Cut out the small circle of Chocolate Chip and have used Dimensionals to place on top of the original red stamped image to create a 3D effect :)

Okay, that's my ramblings for now, must get on as I have a few more cards to made today.

Until then...