Saturday, April 7, 2018

Two Cards for Today

I'll just get right to it before DH needs anything. Lots going on around here, but since I needed several birthday cards for family and friends, I thought I'd post them real quick.

The first card will head off to SSS Wednesday Challenge and Color Throwdown



I think this birthday card turned out lovely in this color palette:


I found various circle stamps in my stash and used ME pink and red inks, and the green is a DO in pistachio. I cut the SC sentiment twice; once in black and once in mint and off set them slightly. A few blings in the same colors finishes it off nicely. Looks happy to me.

The next card is off to play at Poppy Stamps Challenge, Happy Little Stampers April CAS Challenge, and the Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop. Do head over to Veronica's blog to learn about how Autism has impacted her life, and join in by making a card, too. 






The blue in the photo is in the teal family, and the darn thing photographed more in the green range as opposed to the blue. 


I've framed my card with a chevron paper from LF. The giraffes are from Poppystamps, and I just love them! I upcycled a chevron bag and used it behind the giraffe cuts. An old Syzzix label die with a PTI sentiment and done! An EZPZ, CAS card. Hope to get the chance to visit your blogs a bit later today, too. Have a great weekend, and as always...
(ETA: As per Carol's suggestion, I'm also entering the second card at Cards In Envy, where we are to accentuate the negative space. Thanks C!!)



23 comments:

Denise Bryant said...

Delightful cards! I am in love with those giraffes! They look fabulous with the chevron bag paper underneath!

~amy~ said...

oh these are both awesome....love those polkas and perfect colors.
Those giraffes!

Darnell said...

Two fun cards to make and receive, Bevie! I just LOVE the pink champagnish bubbles on your shadowed celebration card! And filling the negative with the upcycled bag was a genius way to bring the adorable giraffes to life! It's a lovely design with the chevron frame and so perfect for the Hop!! Miss you! Hugs, Darnell

lostinpaper said...

ooh, those chevron giraffes just make my heart melt.... LOVE!

Bobby said...

Pink, red and green polka dots are cause for celebration, Bev. Using that bag for the giraffes was genius. They are so stately with those long chevron necks.

cm said...

How delightful your pretty red, pink and mint bubbles...I mean, circles...are, my friend! Celebration, indeed! As for your giraffes, sporting their wonderfully stylish chevrons...completely smitten! AND, because you've 'accentuated the negative', you should round up these long-necked, graceful lovelies and wander them over to Cards in Envy for their Get Negative Challenge (http://cardsinenvy.blogspot.ca/2018/04/get-negative-card-challenge.html). The teal paper is positively scrumptious!
Hope you're doing well! We need a catch up; I'll be in touch!
Hugs and love and misses~c

Lori said...

Great birthday cards! Love your dotted card--it's fun and festive like confetti! Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

Anita in France said...

Oh, Bev, those bubbles of colour are so much fun ... bright, happy, whimsical, playful ... love the delicious freshness! Now, those giraffes ... sooooo clever ... brilliant idea for the chevron backing ... makes those lovely long necks seem even longer! I see a delicious teal blue in your pp rather than green ... and it's gorgeous! Missing you, my sweet friend ... and thinking of you. Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Jo Nevill said...

Love your cards, what a great colour combo in the first
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

Sherri Thacker said...

Oh I love the chevron behind your giraffes! It's perfect for our challenge this week at Cards in Envy.

Susanne Vargas said...

Your dotted card is so fun and those chevron giraffes crack me up! Well done, my friend!

Ann Abrahamson said...

The giraffe negatives are fab and I especially like the chevrons. Great card! Thanks for playing along over at The Cards in Envy "Get Negative" Challenge!

Loll said...

Two adorable cards Bev. Love the dotty card ... so perfect with this colour combo. A really happy card! :) And the chevron giraffes just make me smile. xx

Sandy Trefger said...

Love your cards but the giraffe negatives for our challenge is super! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

shirley-bee said...

Two fab cards, Bev - those giraffes have stolen my heart!

pam said...

Two fabulous card designs, love the colours and layouts.
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x

Julie B said...

I can quite see why you love the giraffe die it's fab!
Thanks for joining us at HLS CAS this month. :)

Julie B said...

Sorry to hear about the ducks, those foxes can be brazen!
A fab montage of stamps and I can see the homage to Terry Gilliam's artwork in it too.
Thanks for joining us at HLS CAS this month. :)

BożenA said...

A great and very ingenious project. Your giraffes look really great.
Thank you for joining our challenge at HLS CAS.
Regards,
BożenA DT HLS

wendipooh13 said...

oh my gosh I just LOVE your giraffes!!!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!!

Rebecca Keppel said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!
Thanks for joining us in the Poppystamps Framed Challenge!
:) Rebecca

Robin said...

Your giraffes are so cute; great card! Thank you so much for participating in Poppystamps "Framed" Challenge!

Jeanne J. said...

Oh I love how you used the negative die cut of the giraffes and placed pattern paper behind them! SO neat! Great way to add color and super cute!