Birthday Wishes

Sunday, January 11, 2015

 
 I've had these three ink colors on my desk for about a week now:  PTI Sweet Blush, WP9 Sweet Gelato, and SU! Real Red.  Originally, I planned to use them for snowflakes.  I still might, but decided the colors would also make fun birthday cards.
 
 
This first card is for a sketch challenge.  I loved the layered focal point of the sketch and die cut rectangles out of coordinating cardstocks to match the stamped balloons.  I didn't like the long balloon string that came in the Birthday Style stamp set so instead I used a small image from Festive Greetings.  It's meant to string Christmas lights, but I think it makes a cute balloon string too!
 
 
I added a secondary sentiment from Strictly Sentiments 4 to the outside of this card and the inside of this next card.
 
 
 
 
The stamped design of both cards is based on this week's Make It Monday, colorful card corners, so all of the images are stamped in the corners.  I added a few bits of  'confetti' with my favorite little stamp from Dream Believer.

 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

 
 




Cardstock: WP9 Black, Sweet Gelato, Ballet Slippers, Recollections White
Stamps: PTI Birthday Style, WP9 Festive Greetings, Dream Believer, Strictly Sentiments 5
Ink: WP9 Sweet Gelato, PTI Sweet Blush, SU! Real Red, Versafine Onyx
Dies: SSS Stitched Rectangles
Other: Rhinestones

30 comments :

  1. These are so much fun. Your stamping is impeccable.

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  2. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! I LOVE these!! Such FUN design, layers and colors!! ;) the sketch worked out BEAUTIFULLY for this technique!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  3. Wow - your coverage is amazing! So nice and solid -- these colors rather sing together don't they? :)

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  4. Wow, Kara--these both are so beautifully stamped! Love the happy colors!

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  5. LOVE these Kara, and LOVE your stamping! Hazel x

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  6. Fabulous cards Kara! I love how you designed with the balloons! Totally inspiring! TY!

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  7. These are beautiful, Kara! Love the color combo and perfect stamping indeed with your creative strings and confetti!

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  8. WOW! Amazing stamping and designs. The little touches of confetti and the squiggled balloon strings are just inspired.

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  9. Beautiful cards, Kara! Love the black confetti - such a great contrast and modern look.

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  10. Ohhh I like these Kara!! The colors are so pretty together and yes...the strings work perfectly with the balloons!!

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  11. Wow! These are so striking. I love those colours together.
    I really NEED to get some ink !! :-)
    Caroline xxx

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  12. Perfection, Kara! I LOVE both of these cards!

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  13. Your cards are always awesome!

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  14. Oh, I love these layered panels -- so fun!

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  15. What gorgeous cards, Kara! LOVE your inspiring work!

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  16. Luscious colors, Great mish mash of inks!! Got to smile with all those balloons!!

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  17. Cute, cute, cute! Love your stamping...looks wonderful and those layers are a wonderful addition to the sketch! :)

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  18. Congratulations on your win at Freshly Made Sketches #168. Both cards are lovely!

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  19. Fabulous! Love those colors together.

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  20. Fantastic cards Jen! I love the color scheme and the design is superb! Congrats on being a winner over at FMS!

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  21. OH...just LOVE these! The colors, design, way you incorporated different images...LOVE!

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  22. Love this card and I meant to say how much I love the blue card too. The string you used for this balloon is perfect ! Love that it's a bit shorter and curled. Nice paring!

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  23. Beautiful bold color! Love the clean stamping and the little black bows.. something so retro about that in my mind.

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  24. Amazing design! Always love your work.

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