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Monday, February 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Banner Card

I was so excited to stamp a few times over the weekend!  I always enjoy being able to sit down and stamp for a few hours uninterrupted (not that I don't enjoy stamping with my little girl) but I also enjoy stamping alone.  I had a few projects I needed to work on as well as some challenges I really wanted to play in.

The stamp set I was working with this was the new release from The{Stamps}of Life, Words2Color.  I love how large these sentiments are and how easy they were to color.  They have released a few more cool sets as well which I will be sharing throughout the month.

The first was definitely a CHALLENGE.  The inspiration photo looks gorgeous but trying to get it onto paper was another thing.  I had an idea of what I wanted to do on my card, so just implementing the color challenge into it.  The colors I used on my first card were from The Playdate Cafe Challenge.




Card details:
Stamps: Words2Color and Banners4All from The{Stamps}of Life
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Inks: Dare to be a Diva Red, Haute Red Couture, I'm a Princess Pink
Accessories: Prima Flowers, Copic R20

My second card was also a color challenge for CR84FN.  This was an EASY color challenge for me, one that I frequently used and I had the perfect card in mind.



It was an afterthought to use the little swirl trio on the set to create a border on my circle, I really like how it turned out.  I used the clear sakura stardust pen to color in the letters and highlight the swirls.

Hope you enjoyed the cards using the new set and can't wait to show you what else I created.

Card Details:
Stamps: Words2Color and Sweet4Babies from The {Stamps}of Life
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet, Chocolate Chip, My Minds Eye Tickled Pink
Inks: Dish all the Dirt Brown, Berry Sorbet
Accessories: Clear sakura Stardust, circle and pinking nestabilities

23 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

What a wonderfully fun project using our colors this week! Love what you did with them, Kim and it's always great to have you with us in The Play Date Cafe!

Susie said...

Both cards are fabulous. I especially love the banner card - lovely work.

Lolly said...

lovely card! Thanks for sharing

Lollyrot

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovley cards! Cute Banner for your BD card - the added swirls on the baby card really tie in your sweet image. Thanks for playing at CR84FN!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Both creations are outstandingly creative. Love both of them with their wonderful colors and awesome design elements. Well done!

Tanya R said...

This is so fab!
Hugs
Tanya

Rose said...

Both cards are adorable, love the banner card with the flowers and your pea pod card is stinkin cute, love those sparkly swirls. Beautiful work.

Sue Lelli said...

Kim, both are FAB! Your card for CR84FN is DELIGHTFUL! Really LOVE the added swirls! What a GREAT detail! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute cards Kim! Love the banner on the first and the sweet image on the second! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Debgem said...

Great cards!! I love the peapod baby image - sooo cute! And the added swirls are great! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Fiona said...

Hi Kim, love the way you used the PDCC colours in your birthday card! Thanks for joining in the fun at the Play Date Cafe this week :)

Andrea M said...

What cute cards!!! Wonderful take on the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!! We really appreciate your participation!!!

dutchstamptramp said...

How cute is that!! I love this card

Colleen Dietrich said...

Both your cards are super sweet, Kim! I love your banner on the PDCC card. Great use of our challenge colors. :D
THanks for playing with us at the Cafe this week!

Jinny Newlin said...

Great take on both challenges, but your floral banner, on our take, is yum-o! Lovin' everything about it! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Cafe!

Sarah Anderson said...

love that bunting Kim, and the addition of flowers was inspired! Thanks so much for joining our play date over at the cafe ;)

Stella said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I Love the banner of your first card and that cute sweetie-pea on the second one is adorable:)
Thanks so much for playing along at CR84FN this week!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I just love how you created that curved piece of navy and then rimmed it with your banner. So perfect. Thanks for sharing your beauty with The Play Date Cafe.

Libby Hickson said...

Well you may have struggled but I love how your card turned out! Those banners are adorable. Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe!

Ruby said...

Love your cards, but especially your banner one. I am really into banners at the minute, FAB job! One of my favourites of yours so far! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Meredith said...

So cute! I love the little pea in a pod :) thanks so much for playing with CR84FN this week!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Sweet cards, Kim! Love the banner on the first one and the pea pod is darling! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Tasha said...

Wow i absolutely love that first card that is one awesome design. The second card is so cute - love the image you used
love tasha xx

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