Monday, February 25, 2013

a couple of birthday cards

I forgot to post. Amidst the flurry of valentines, I realized I never got around to these two cards. I really wish I had taken better pics. I admire all the fine photography on others blogs. Improvement on my picture taking was at the top of the list for this year - that and learning Photoshop. But I still struggle with sneaking in time for card making. Well - it's early - we're only at the end of February right? Okay I've got two cards.
First one I used Papertrey Ink's 2012 Birthday Tags and Giga Guidelines stamp sets. I also used PTI's Limitless Layers Ovals and Tag Sale #3 dies and an embossing folder from StampinUp!.
The next card I used a Papertrey Ink stamp set called Cupcake Collection for the cupcake and sentiment as well as the background candles. (I lined up the little candles on my acrylic block and just kept on stamping to create the background.) The polka dot background was stamped with PTI's Polka Dot Basics stamp set. The cupcake was cut with the coordinating dies. And the frame as well as the little banner are dies from PTI's Fabulous Frames die set. I finished it off with some ultrafine glitter.
Okay that's all from me right now. Gotta run! Thanks for stopping by.


Leah said...

Love both cards, that tag is one of my very favorites and I love the row of candles on the other one:)

Kate W. said...

Love your color choices. The GG strip on the first card really sets off the tag and I'm just lovin' that candle background. Hello, why didn't I ever think of that!??! It adds the perfect touch to your card!