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Happy Birthday Cards

 

Hello Friends!  Is it hot enough for you?  I was so miserable last winter that I swore I would never complain no matter how hot it got this summer so I am trying to be good. 

Today it's all about birthday cards -- probably the number one reason we make cards.  Please enjoy these samples!

How cute is this little girl balancing the tall birthday cake?  Yes I cut her out which is not for the faint of heart, but not that bad either.  The dress is paper pieced and the rest of the girl and cake is colored with Copic markers.  See the next card if you're not into fussy cutting.

Tall Cake – Penny Black cling stamp Tall Cake; Taylored Expressions embossing folder Dotted Lattice; design inspired by Judy Jung

Tall-Cake 

Tall Cake 2 – Penny Black cling stamps Tall Cake and Sprinkles and Stardust; design inspired by Kay Papaioannou

I stamped the Tall Cake image in black Versafine then embosssed it in clear.  I colored it with Copic markers and embellished it with dots of White Enamel Accents and glitter glue on the candles.

Tall-Cake-2

Star Balloons – Lil Inkers die Balloons; Penny Black clear stamp set Enamor; design inspired by Jen Willis

All the stars come from the balloon dies -- you just have to cut, cut and cut -- but I think the results are worth it.

Balloons-2

Happy Birthday Balloons – Lil Inker Designs dies Balloons and Balloon Strings; Lil Inker Designs stamps Balloon Builders; Impression Obsession die Edgers Everyday; Impression Obsession stamp Scrolls and Stars; design inspired by Laura Fulcher

Balloons-1

Shaker Card Blue – Memory Box die Stitched Happy Birthday Rectangle; Paper Smooches die Stitched; design inspired by Lindsay Amrhein

Here's a shaker card made with a great die from Memory Box.  I die cut the stitches on the card front to add interest.Shaker-Blue

Shaker Card Balloons – Memory Box die Stitched Happy Birthday Rectangle; Penny Black die Balloons

Shaker-Balloons

Faux Metal Textured Blue – Taylored Expressions embossing folder Dotted Lattice; Impression Obsession die Happy Birthday

These cards were created using a fun technique called Faux Textured Metal.  I masked off a rectangle (use any shape you want), sponged the open area with Distress inks then painted the inked area with Perfect Pearls mica powders.  Next I embossed the card front with various embossing folders and added a large die cut words. Honestly, they are quick, easy and sparkling!

Happy-Birthday

Faux Metal Textured Silver – Taylored Expressions embossing folder Zig Zag; Memory Box die Happy Birthday

HBday-Silver

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