Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Happy Birthday {TWO} You...

I was trying to be clever about my post title.  I don't think it worked.  I feel like it's a fail.  Oh, well!  The meaning of it is that I have 2 birthday cards to show you tonight! ;)

The first card uses a digi image from Beccy Muir that I've colored in with Stampin' Up! inks using blender pens.  Shaded with a bit darker color, as you can see!  To create a faux cross stitch feel, I ran the image through the Sizzix purse with the lattice embossing folder from SU! as well.  Then I added the glitter.  Some ribbon, pearls, glitter gel pen accents on the sentiment, and patterned papers and VOILA!  C'est fin! ;)

Here it is~

Details~



I'm entering it into these challenges~




This second card uses the black magic technique.  I also added some glass glitter, some stickles, rhinestones, and some rolled flowers made with a border punch from SU!.  They're teeny tiny, but they look so purdy, don't you think?  I also used the same border punch for the border down the side of the main black panel (look to the left).  I just love border punches!  This is the first time I made these teeny flowers, and I may write a tutorial on it for a new Technique Tuesday!  For more info on Technique Tuesday, go here.  :)

Here's the card~

Details~




I'm entering this card into these three challenges~


Thanks for stopping by--not much more to say, so happy stamping!!! :)

19 comments:

Lisa said...

What pretty flowers on the first card Mynnette, lovely coloring. And the second card...GET OUT...those teensy flowers are the sweetest!!!

Yvonne Garner said...

I think it's a very fitting title! Two beautiful cards, too!

brenda said...

Two really stunning cards Mynnette, the second one in particular is very striking.

Thanks so much for joining in our Birthday celebrations at Stamlpaot Challenge and really hope you will join our blog hop as well.

B x

Jacqueline said...

Love these two cards Mynnette - I love the Black Magic technique and I love the extra sparkle you have added to yours - Jacqueline xx

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards Mynnette. The first one is beautifully stamped and coloured and yes it does look like the fabric that is used for cross stitch. I adore your little flowers made with a border punch. I'm gonna have to try that hugs Karen x

Rebekah said...

Such pretty rolled flowers on your second card. Very elegant.
Thanks for playing with us at TSTR!

pinky said...

Wow they are both amazing Mynnette. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.
Pinky

Craftilicious said...

Great cards Mynette - I particuarly love the first one - the technique for faux cross stitch is brilliantly effective.
Tara

Shar said...

Another gorgeous card! Love how you used the punched border here for a lacy touch!

Thanks for playing the Border Punch Challenge again at Gingersnap Creations! Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite entry once the challenge closes!

karen irvine said...

your cards are beautiful, mynnette! i love all the different textures, and your colors and embellishments you use.

Patti P. said...

Mynnette, what gorgeous cards.Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
I love that digital image and the way you have colored your card is beautiful and love the folder with it!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Patti SCH/DT

Cec said...

What great birthday cards. I love the softness of the first one and the clean layout, which showcases the beautiful floral image. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Hugs!
Cec

Francesca said...

Amazing creation

Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

hugs
Francesca

Victoria said...

Stunning couple of cards, Mynnette! I love the striking colours of the second and the little touch of sparkle in the first.

julieprice3 said...

Beautifully done, Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this time
Hugs Julie P

Sally H said...

two stunning cards, Mynette! Thanks for joining in the Birthday celebrations at Sir stampalot and Good Luck!

Vicki Fraser independent STAMPIN' UP demonstrator said...

That sure is chunky the glass glitter! great cards, love them both!

purple_pea_fran said...

Beautiful! Love the colours you've used! Thanks for joining in with The Shabby Tearoom.

Ruth said...

Wow! These are gorgeous. Totally different but equally beautiful.Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot blog hop, Ruth