Birthday Birthdays

Hello there.  February is a busy birthday month here, especially in this final week of February with my hubby’s, BIL’s, FIL’s and SIL’s birthdays!   Two, of course, are on the same day since my hubby and his brother are twins.  So I have more birthday cards to share as I continue with the 4th Birthday Bash challenges from Winnie and Walter.

 

CARD 1

 

 

The colours from this photo inspiration are similar to this Color Combo and they matched a package of Pretty in Pink Sparkle Blends I received from my friend Amber… so it only made sense to create this shaker for my hubby (even though he’s not a fan of pink 😂).  To start, ‘happy’ was die cut from an A2 size Neenah piece of cardstock.  The inner pieces of the letters were saved for later.  Stamped the hat, masked it then stamped the bear (from the same set).  Masked her (she represents me 😉), then blended pink dye ink through a Peppermint Zone stencil.

 

 

Removed masks and coloured in the images with Copics.  Covered the ‘happy’ opening with acetate from the back then used the happy diecut as a guide to inlay the inner letter pieces, adhering them to the front of the acetate.  ‘Happy’ was die cut from fun foam and aligned from the back to create the shaker well. Filled the well with sequins, then adhered a pink inked piece of cardstock to close off the shaker.

 

 

Mounted the panel to a white top folding card base.  White heat embossed ‘birthday to you’ on a strip of gold cardstock.  Added clear shimmer to the stencilled spiral and some sequins to finish.

 

Entering this one to the following challenges:
Winnie and WalterJanuary Color Combo with Heather H.
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashShaker Challenge with Lea
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashInspiration Challenge with Gayatri  (used the colours)
Mod SquadAnimal Fun

 

 

 

 

 

CARD 2

 

 

This next card was inspired by another card from Kelly.  Circle dies were used to dry emboss the concentric circle background on a Mixed Media panel.

 

 

On another piece of Mixed Media paper, the rings of images/sentiment were white heat embossed.  Ink blended Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron distress inks (DI).  Wiped off excess ink with a tissue. Spritz with water and dried with a paper towel for a bit of texture.  Die cut out with a circle die.

 

 

Stamped the balloon image from the set with the same four DIs.  No matching dies, so they were fussy cut out.  A white gel pen was used to give the balloons highlights.  Adhered the panel to a white top folding card base and foam mounted the circle and the balloons for dimension.  Adhered a black white heat embossed sentiment strip and added Crystal Glaze to the balloons to finish.

 

Adding this one to the following challenges:
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashDie Challenge with Lydia
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashComeback Challenge with Taheerah
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashFour Challenge with Shay (4 DI colors + balloons)
Winnie and Walter 4th Birthday BashWatercolor with a Twist Challenge with Heather  (watercolor spritzing + white gel pen)
Always Happy Birthday February 2018 CAS Birthday

 

 

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “Birthday Birthdays

  1. Fantastic birthday cards Trina! That shaker card is adorable. I’m sure your hubby will love it, even if it is pink. 🙂 And your balloon card is so fun with lots of dimension. Great work! xx

  2. My goodness, that’s a lot of family birthdays in one month! I love the two cards you made. The pink swirl on the first one is a fabulous background and I love the way you did the sentiment. And the second card is so neat with all the circles going on and the great glossy balloons.

  3. Both of these are fantastic, Trina! Love the sweet bear with the wonderful stenciled swirls and the happy shaker! What a fun card! The colors and embossing on card 2 are impressive! Love those embossed circles!

  4. I’m sure Hubby will love his card even in pink, I love that peppermint swirl stencil especially with the sparkle. Your circle theme on the second card is so cool. Love the texture from the embossed dies, great layout.

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