Happy weekend everyone!!! I have a couple of birthday cards to share. The first card is for the current MFT sketch challenge and the current Color Throwdown. I used the MFT Flashy Florals set along with a sentiment from the MFT Pretty Poppies set. I started by die cutting an oval using the MFT Stitched Mini Scalloped Oval Stax set from kraft cardstock. The flower was stamped using generational stamping and MFT's Daffodil ink. The center was stamped with SU! Smoky Slate ink. The leaves were stamped with MFT's Blue Berry ink and then the detail image with Smoky Slate. Everything was then cut with the matching dies. A strip of MFT patterned paper in a yellow polka dot pattern was cut and adhered to my card base. A panel of white cardstock was trimmed down and stamped with the sentiment in Smoky Slate. Originally I was just going to adhere the oval, flower and leaves and call it good, but then decided to make a shaker. I filled the shaker with light blue and white sequins, adhered my oval piece and I was done!! Since I have polka dots in the mix I will add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of going dotty and this also works for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge to frame something.
My second card is for the current Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge of florals as well as the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I have had the C9 You Are Enough stamp set for ages, but have not been happy with any of the attempts I have made to use the large floral image in the set. Finally last night I was able to watercolor something that I was happy with! I die cut the piece with an MFT Fishtail Flag Stax die and then wrapped the piece with the dark pink twine. I adhered that to a light gray cardstock base and then created my sentiment by using two sentiment pieces from the C9 Many Mandalas set that arrived in my mail box yesterday!!! That set is so beautiful... can't wait to use the mandalas in the set!! Anywhoo... the birthday sentiment in the set actually says "a happy birthday!" so I just inked up the sentiment and carefully wiped off the a and !. I stamped the "to you" and then trimmed both down and adhered them to the banner. Finished things off with a few little Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew.
Have a wonderful day!!
Supplies: Cardstock: My Favorite Things and PaperTrey Ink; Patterned paper: My Favorite Things; Stamps: My Favorite Things and Concord & 9th; Dies: My Favorite Things; Inks: My Favorite Things, Stampin Up! and VersaFine; Dark pink twine; Nuvo Crystal Drops; Pretty Pink Posh white and blue sequins; clear acetate