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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Two Birthday Cards

Hi Everyone,

I am so happy making cards other than Christmas cards :) 
And what better occasion than a 14 year old birthday celebration. Its for one of my friends son's in Germany.


I love those Avery Elle balloon dies. I cut them in fun foam, so you have some dimension and no shipping problems. Added Washi tape as background. The fun sentiment is by My Favorite Things. Added some loose thread to the balloons. 


Stamping Royalty - Washi Tape
Mod Squad challenge - one die cut
Stamp Ink Paper - anything but Christmas
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday
SSS Wednesday – Party (birthday party, of course!)

I love Stampin' Royalty ChallengesSIP Challenge 28 - No Christmas 800Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog


And here is card #2:

I made this for the current Make it Monday feature over at Papertrey. The theme is adding color to stamped images. I don't have Gamsol, as suggested by the talented and creative Laurie, but I have Inktense pencils and water. It works like a charm :)



I used my brand new Woodland stamps. Its a little hard to see, but I added those little berries to the branches in Platinum ink. Subtle, but pretty.


Also linking up with:
Twofers - bird


Happy Stamping!

25 comments:

Lisa Altman said...

Thank you for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper!! Your card is adorable, so colorful!! I love how you added dimension with the foam balloons, and still made it easy to mail.

conil said...

Amazing. You're so incredibly clever. Love the foam balloons...whatever mad you think of using washi for the background. Brilliant. And those birds. Perfectly colored and love the platinem berries for just a hint of sparkle.

Anita in France said...

What a bright, cool and funky look on your first card, Cornelia ... perfect for a young man! Those birds are beautiful ... bold and striking against the white ... and the 'frosty' berries are brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)

Sarah Gray said...

Fab cards - the first is perfect for a teen birthday. I have never thought of cutting the balloons in fun foam! Love the birds too :)

artful-notions said...

Ooooh, I can see the platinum berries perfectly, and they're gorgeous! Your birds could take flight, they're so perfectly shaded! Lovely winter birthday car!

Chark said...

great teen card and I love the birds' coloring!

Kathy Krug said...

Great CAS design. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week.

Greta said...

Your cards are wonderful, Cornelia! Great boy's BD card & your PTI card is gorgeous--love the platinum berries!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful card, love your coloring and those gorgeous berries, Cornelia! I think I may have to purchase these birds to keep my Song Birds company :-)
Happy New Year!

Suchi said...

Both your cards are so pretty!! Can't decide which one I like more! Thanks for sharing Cornelia! :)
Suchi xx

Gingin said...

Cornelia I love both your cards! The birthday balloons in fun foam are great! I will have to use that technique for mailed cards. Your water colored birds are beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper :)

Monica Maier said...

Both cards are fantastic! I love the birds and subtle berries as well as the fun use of wahsi and foam! Hugs

Flo said...

Die Luftballonzahlen auf der Geburtstagskarte sind ja herrlich!!!
Ja, eine richtige Teenager-Karte ist das!!!
Aber auch die Vogelkarte gefällt mir sehr gut.
Die zwei sind richtig stolz, von dir verbastelt zu werden :-)))
Liebe Grüße

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE those fun number balloons! Great colors. Your bird card is just gorgeous. xoxo

Daen'Ys said...

Mit Volldampf ins Neue Jahr!! Tolles header!! - Du bist einfach nicht zu bremsen, gell! Zwei schöne Karten sind das. Die Gebuststagskarte gefällt mir sehr gut, so schön bunt und frisch.

Barb said...

Two very stylish card. Very beautiful work. Barbxx

cm said...

You've created a vibrant, artsy card for the young teen; the sentiment is especially cool! Your Intense+water coloured birds look very sharp, nestled in the wintry wonderland you created for them; love those shimmery berries...
Hugs~c

Jingle said...

These are both great! The first is adorable and the second is quite pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

Jane Willis said...

Two really striking and eye catching cards. Thanks for liking up your lovely bird card to our Birds challenge at Twofers
Jane

Zoe Sanderson said...

Beautiful cards, your two birds are glorious, the colour is so rich and intense. Thank you for sharing this card with us at Twofers, hope to see you again soon. XOXO Zoe

Manuela said...

Frohes neues noch und alles gute für 2016 :-)
eine sehr schöne Karte mit den Vögeln. Mein Set liegt noch farbfrei hier rum!

JoAnn said...

Great birthday cards. Love them both. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday.

Nancy said...

Love both of your cards Cornelia! Your numbers Birthday card is sensational! So funky and fun! Thanks for linking up with us this week at Seize the Birthday and Happy New Year too!

Christi Conley said...

I love that you cut those balloons out of craft foam - what a great idea! and your beautiful birds card is stunning - simple but so elegant - thank you for entering our Birds Challenge at Twofers ~ Christi DT

Deepti said...

These are fabulous !!