January 17, 2012

Bees, Butterflies, Babies and Birthdays

Hello. I have a few card challenges to post today. Gonna make it quick, hope you don't mind :).

First up, a card for a new baby boy inspired by CFC35 - scallops. I've been wanting to try the decreasing apertures technique for awhile now and decided to give it a go with my scalloped circles die.

The sentiment is from a new Design Adhesive design - Sweet Pea, and is embossed with the Truffle Mix'd Media Inx embossing powder. Also had to add a little sparkle to the bees wings with Smooch Glitz.

The second card is a two-fer, utilizing both the technique from MIM#49 and the color combo from PDCC114. Perhaps not colors I would normally think to pair together but I think my sister's grandma will enjoy on a card for her birthday. In fact I think all my grandmas like red and purple.

I had to stamp this card 3 times before finally getting the ghost masking to work for me! A more challenging technique but the results are worth the effort. For a twist, I stamped the butterfly last and embossed the section out side the frame for a touch of dimension.

Dye inks from the SB for Colorbox line are - Strawberry, Grape, Avocado and Licorice. Pigment ink in Gold. Stamps from PTI, Jenni Bowlin, and Pink Paislee.

Have a lovely Tuesday!


Mynnette said...

I think these cards are amazing! LOVE the one you've done for the MIM challenge--such a great idea to use another color of paper other than a neutral!!!! :)

Cassie Box said...

Love.Love.Love. I am diggin' bees right now! How fabulous!! =)

Stacy said...

Pretty cards, thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Michele Gross said...

Lovely job with the colors! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe!

WillieburgScrapper said...

YUP- that's a cool card! I';m gonna have to imitate and try it too- love how you layered the patterns!

Marybeth said...

You did a great job with this MIM challange. . I had a hard time with this one :)