Tuesday, April 7, 2015

More April Birthdays

A college friend is having a birthday on April 12th. She is a single mother of two grown girls that have moved and are no longer in the area. So she invited me to a dinner of her friends at a local restaurant for her birthday, April 13th. This is the card I am sending her:

I made this card some time ago in an online card class. The card background is masked off, stamped in white with the chevrons. The overall flowers are stamped on top of that. It is a one layer base, but I added the this strip of green and then put it on a white card base. 

The greeting is stamped on vellum from SU Curly Cute set. I love the look of the background in white, although I think it might have been more appealing to me in Versamark, maybe not so dramatic! Happy birthday, Phyllis!

Our son-in-law, Chris has a birthday on April 14th. He is such a wonderful addition to our family! Such a great daddy to his three daughters- it is wonderful to watch!

Here's the card I am sending him also from an Online Card Class:

This card is all one layer. The triangles were made by masking off sections of the card with strips of tape. Sponging color over the sections that were not taped, and then sponging Versamark on them.

Clear embossing powder was used for each triangle. Love the look and feel of this card! Wish I had used other colors, but it is great for a masculine card. I would like to try again with hombre colors maybe? The greeting is again stamped with SU Curly Cute.

I keep saving the cards from these wonderful classes, and then I ask myself why do I do that? Probably because I think it will encourage me to try one of the techniques again, but I rarely do. I guess I just pick up the real comfortable techniques that stay with me... like watercoloring!

Happy birthday, Chris!

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