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Two Birthday Cards

Hi Everyone,
I bet once you see the inspiration picture from Stampin' Royalty you want to play along too!

I heat embossed with WOW gold embossing powder on rainbow paper, using my old wood Hero Arts Starburst Lace stamp. Added some gold Washi tape on the side and the sentiment. 
Here is that fantastic picture - I really liked the cake:

Another view of my card:

For my second card I got enticed by Inkspirational to play along in their current challenge - they have a fun inspiration picture - very appealing to me. I also knew right away what I would use to make my card and here it is:

I envisioned it differently and I am not really happy with the outcome. It actually was more work than I thought and I don't like the look of it. I think it's mainly that I did not really have the correct matching paper. Oh well. It is what it is. Somebody will get this card, that's for sure. Maybe one of my son's friends....

My supplies - Papertrey and Lil' Inkers (smile die)

Linking up with:
Stampin' Royalty - see picture below
Just Add Ink - add "B" (birthday - first card)
A Blog Named Hero - Tone on Tone (first card - gold on yellow/orange - I guess I am stretching it a bit...)
WOW embossing powders - gold heat embossing
AAA Card Challenge - Birthday Bash - first card
A2Z scrapbooking - CAS (first card)
Inkspirational - see photo below
QKR Stampede - birthday cards (second card)

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Karren said…
Amazing cards! The first one looks so rich and elegant - fabulous ink blending!
Hannelie said…
Stunning cards Cornelia!
WOWEEE!!! Jaw droppers my friend!
papierelle said…
Bow, sooooo edel!!!
LG Gundi
PS: Ja Klorix ist Chlorbleiche.
Flo said…
Die erste Karte ist sehr elegant. Der goldene Stempel macht ordentlich was her.
Bei der zweiten Karte hast du einen Stempel oder Stencil benutzt??? Ich finde den nämlich großartig. Die gesamte Karte ist sehr schön, sie gefällt mir sehr gut.
Genieß den Sonntag, liebe Grüße
BożenA said…
Hello Cornelia,
I love your first card. It looks like a million dollars :-) Very elegant, great inspiration! Of course, I do not have such a beautiful stamp, but I have idea of using other products :-) The second card is a wonderfully colorful and creates a great perspective effect. Thank you, I wish you a nice Sunday.
Ganz liebe Grüsse Elisabeth
I Card Everyone said…
Outstanding, Cornelia! LOve your gold embossing!
Julie B said…
Stunning 1st card Cornelia, so sumptuous.
The 2nd is equally great, a great take on the photo inspiration. :)
Vicki Dutcher said…
2 fabulous inspired cards! That gold one is amazing - so much warmth coming from it!
conil said…
C-A-N-N-O-T S-P-E-A-K! That's because both of these took my breath away. It was like going to a gallery and seeing one spectacular painting after another. That first card is something I could just dive into...unmatched color blending and that golden glimmer (*heavy sigh*). Then you top it off with the splendor of all that colorful shimmer on the second eyes may never be the same. I truly do not understand why you're not pleased with it.
Susanne Vargas said…
Tolle Farben und Umsetzung der ersten Karte. Und ich weiss nicht, was du hast mit der zweiten... Die passt doch super für das Challengefoto. Allerdings weiss ich natürlich nicht, wie du sie dir vorgestellt hast...
SonjaK said…
Wow, mir ist regelrecht der Mund offenstehen geblieben, als ich deine erste Karte gesehen habe. Was für eine wunderbare Farbkombination! Und dieses herrliche embosste Mandala darauf - ich komme aus dem Schwärmen gar nicht mehr heraus. Das ist definitiv eine meiner Lieblingskarten von dir.
Anita in France said…
Those funky stripes are really cool, Cornelia ... especially set in the subtly shimmery background! Oh my, that gold medallion ... it's incredible ... rich, opulent, spectacular! Hugs, Anita :)
Kathy S said…
Simply elegant and so, so luscious. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful tone on tone card with us at A Blog Named Hero - sure hope you'll join us again for the June Challenge using Vellum.
Nikki Spencer said…
Two fabulous creations Cornelia. Your Just Add Ink entry is stunning! Such a great mix of challenges, the colours are amazing. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.
Repolainen said…
I love both; very stylish cards! Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week, Pirjo
Suchi said…
The first card is so beautiful Cornelia!! It is very elegant and warm! Second one is funky and cool! :)
Suchi xx
Rosmarie said…
Die erste mit dem goldembossten Spitzendeckchen finde ich sehr edel und elegant, echt schön!
Die kalten Farben auf dem schimmernden Hintergrund der zweiten und die dicke schwarze Smile Stanze dazu sehen super cool aus!
Kim Heggins said…
Cornelia...both of your cards are simply fabulous but that orange card is amazing, just love the incredible look you created.
Love, love, love the gold embossing, Cornelia! Great cards!
Jane said…
Love the warmth of the background against your gorgeous golden doilie, fabulous card. Thanks for joining in AAA Cards Big Birthday Bash.
Anonymous said…
You medallion looks fantastic heat embossed, all glossy and gold. I really love how it stands out against such a bold background. Chantell JAI
Sheena Joy said…
Love these gorgeous cards!!
Love that delicious, gold medallion and your skillful blending in such fabulous colors is so rich and gorgeous. Thanks for joining in our birthday celebration at AAA Cards!
creative lady said…
Cornelia, your cards are beautiful! I am always inspired by your talent. Thanks for sharing with a2z Scrapbooking.
Cindy C. said…
Wow the first one is gorgeous, great take from the inspiration. Thanks for playing with us at a2z! Hope to see again in future challenges.
And the second card is really cool and fun!!
Monika Reeck said…
agree with all ladies
I remember that Hero Arts stamp
its worthed to have that stamp sweety
your first card STOLEN my heart
Glam shine elegant and winner card!!!
Macimbalo said…
Beautiful gold on your card!! Thanks for joining in the fun at a2z!
Arlene said…
Beautiful cards, both with a wow factor.

So glad you joined us at A2Z Xcrapbooking this month with your card.
Kim M said…
Your first card is amazing! Your ink blending is perfect! As for the second card, I quite like it. It's abstract and graphic. It's rather cool looking. Glad to see you over at Inkspirational too! :-)
Dawn T said…
stunning cards. Your first one is so bright and beautiful and I do like the graphic look of your second one. Thanks for entering your first one into our challenge at A2Z this month
Christine Blain said…
Cornelia, both cards are fantastic. I especially love the first card ... the gold embossing, and washi, look amazing on the rainbow paper. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.
Tina said…
I'm speechless! Your gold embossed card is STUNNING! The background is fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.
Both cards are gorgeous! Love the colors! Thanks for joining our Birthday challenge at QKR Stampede!

Brenda DT
hellerlittle said…
Herzlichen Glückwunsch !!!!
zur Honorable Mention @ Just add Ink !!!!
Die Karte sieht aber auch phänomenal aus !!!!
LG hellerlittle

PS... habe die Stanze *fg
Ilina Crouse said…
Lovely! thanks for playing with us over A2Z
Mac Mable said…
Both very striking cards but the first wow is absolutely it! So very eye catching and loving the colours you've used with the fabulous gold embossing x
Shauna said…
Wow! Two fantastic cards! I love that bold, gold design and the lines that you created on the second card to mimic the photo are spot on! So creative and impressive! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

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