Friday, February 25, 2011

Vintage Birthdays

Birthday cards are of course the most commonly needed kind, so I've been building up my supply and playing with some goodies that arrived from the US earlier in the week.

I've used some retired Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon for this one. PP is very close to Rose Red (the colour in the papers) and you know how I love big satin bows! The small rose on the sentiment panel is made using the scallop circle punch, similar to the roses in this post.

The same layout was used on my second card but this time I added in a punched border and some gorgeous Baja breeze seam binding. This is so soft and pliable, just lovely to work with. This time my sentiment panel is only one layer, but I've used my marker to add some colour.

For my third card I've cracked open my new Garden Green ink pad - can you believe that I have never bought this before, having been a demo for over 2 years?! Now that I've got it, I love it and can't understand what took me so long. The embellishment on the corner has been in my stash for a very long time and is, I think, just gorgeous.

Non SU items: adhesive rhinestones (Kaiser), Martha Stewart border punch, Melissa Francis embellishment

My thanks to those of you who left kind messages about Christchurch, your thoughts are much appreciated.



Stamp On It said...

Well done Kez with the colour matching of your papers. Both cards are beautiful.
I have been glued to the t.v the passed few days and still it doesn't seem real whats happened over there.I glad everyone you know is safe.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I love the layouts and your awesome bows. Your roses are so beautiful!!! Hugs,

Lynda said...

OOOOOOOOOhhh clap-clap-clappidy-clap.....Springtime Vintage DSP. I am awaiting mine to arrive too (with a couple of hmmmmmm can I affords...hell yeah's!!). I love what you have done with these Kez. I also see this DP with Magnolias!! Congrats on stunning cards for your stash!! ooxx

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

I looove this paper! I wanted you to know I CASEd a combination of your first and third projects to make one of my own for my Stamp Camps next weekend, with credit to you, of course. :) Thanks for the inspiration!