Today the stars aligned and two similar challenges presented themselves to me. First Shopping Our Stash has the #152 Birthday or Anniversary challenge this week to celebrate their third anniversary. Second, The Midweek Challenge at Operation Write Home is to make a masculine and feminine birthday card. Et Voila.
The cards are not the same layout but are very definitely masculine and feminine.
This card is based on the OWH Tuxedo Tutorial. I love giving the card a more casual look.
This is my version of the OWH Sweater Tutorial.
It says Happy Birthday inside.
GP White, Xerox Flecs Cover, We R Storytime – Gretel. Hero Arts OWH Hot Air Balloon Birthday set in Peacock Feathers. The Precious.
I love when things come together harmoniously.
Moxie Fab World is currently celebrating the release of Birthday Creations, Volume 3. The first challenge posted was a Birthday Sketch Challenge with a twist – the card had to be all stamping or no stamping at all.
This is the sketch –
Which I turned cattywampus.
In a moment of great timing, Operation Write Home put up a Lego Card Tutorial from Handmade by Julie.
My card is a version of the sketch in Lego style.
Xerox Flecs Base. Papers are all from Colorbok. Sentiment and studs are from Silhouette. Distress Inks in Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge. Gelly Roll Pen. The Precious (3M dimensional adhesive).
When I make another one, I’ll minimize the sentiment a bit more to allow for better spacing. A very cool looking card though.
Shopping Our Stash has their latest challenge up – #89 They say it’s your birthday.
Here’s my submission
Blue cardstock from stash, Wausau Fleck cardstock. Pattern paper from DCWV the Paper Stack. Sentiment is TPC Studio Whimsy Greetings. Dotted Line is Doodlebug Design. Memento Tuxedo Black. Brads from Recollections.
Because I’m so enamored with heat embossing, I’ve been playing around with stamps and inks and embossing powders. This card is the result of some of that play.
The circles on the bottom are a stamped image from Ditto. I heat embossed the design and colored in some of the circles with Stampin Up Pencils once I’d decided to use the DCWV pattern paper on the top. I couldn’t figure out how to bridge the gap so went with my handy dandy Sizzix tags, a sentiment from the Hero Arts OWH Birthday set (heat embossed, of course) and some faded jeans Distress Inks. Two colors of embroidery floss complete the look.
The card of the day is another Birthday card. I’d putzed around with a new ek Tools Cupcake Chain punch a while back and created a cool layout. I knew that I liked the look of the card enough to want to use it as a basis for more cards.
Yesterday, I made it in blue. Today, it’s pink.
Wausau Fleck cardstock for front, cupcake chain, sentiment and banner. Colored with Distress Inks Victorian Velvet. Pink paper is from Darice Core-dinations Parisian Nights pack. Patterned paper is DCWV The Stack III. Pink and white bakers twine from Pick Your Plum. Sentiment from TPC Studio Cupcakes Set in Memento Tuxedo Black. Fiskars corner punch. Dimensional Foam.
The card of the day is a Birthday card. I’d putzed around with a new ek Tools Cupcake Chain punch a while back and created a cool layout. I knew that I liked the look of the card enough to want to use it as a basis for more cards.
I’ve made it blue.
Wausau Fleck cardstock for front, cupcake chain, sentiment and banner. Colored with Distress Inks Tumbled Glass. Blue paper is from Darice Core-dinations Minty Fresh pack. Patterned paper is DCWV The Stack III. Turquoise and white bakers twine from Pick Your Plum. Sentiment from TPC Studio Cupcakes Set in Memento Tuxedo Black. Fiskars corner punch. Dimensional Foam.
Operation Write Home has the last sketch challenge of 2012 up – #153.
Here’s my take –
My stripe placement is a bit off from the sketch but it’s close enough to count. 🙂
Blue cardstock is from stash. Patterned papers are DCWV Summer Stack. Sentiment is TPC Studio Cupcakes in Memento Tuxedo Black. Shapeabilities Scalloped Squares.
One day I found a shop that had a few styles of ek Tools Edger Punches on severe markdown. I bought 3, including the Large Cupcake Chain. I played around with it as soon as I got it home and knew that I needed to use it with a birthday card.
Voila, after much hemming and hawing about what to do, this is what I came up with –
Patterned and green papers are from the DCWV Stack III pad. Wausau Fleck cardstock base, sentiment, banner strip and cupcake chain. All inked with Distress Inks Peeled paint. Bakers Twine is as well. Sentiment is from TPC Studio Cupcakes set. Dimensional Foam.
I like that with the Distress Inks, I can use this as a basic sketch and switch up color schemes.