Friday, June 25, 2010

Two birthdays...

Today (25th June) two people I know are having birthdays...
Nicola who I work with and Glenda who I have meet through stamping....

Nicola loves PINK.... her desk is covered in pink things... even her calculator is pink!!!  so I made her a PINK card.... tempered a little with cream and purple...
I found a pad of cream coloured textured card at my local Bargain store.. about 50 A5 sheets for $2.50 and this is what I used for my base card.  The Tim Holtz die was cut out of pink card and I stamped the bird with a music stamp.  The sentiment is by Hero Arts ad the flourishes (stamped in purple) are by Rosie's Studio.  I added some gems, a flower and the daisy ribbon.  Nicola really loved it.

And for Glenda I tried out a new technique I found here. It is called Faux Mother of Pearl and is quite stunning.
I used the same technique on the computer paper and cut out some Dahlia shapes with Spellbinders to make the flower.  The sentiment is by Stamp It.  As the background was so stunning, a few black pearls finished the card off nicely.   Glenda is a very elegant lady so this card was perfect for her and she said she liked it and her day was "special"
So a very happy birthday my lovely friends!!!

I went shopping today.... spend some of the birthday money... got some Graphic 45 papers  - an 8 x 8 pad called "A Perfect Gentleman"  - 10 different papers all double sided and vintage male images.  Fantastic as I have 2 male birthdays and Fathers Day while I
am away in Sept so will make a start on them.  I also got some Pearl Ex and Perfect Pearls powders, two stamps from Stamp It ( male orientated as well) and some black glossy card.  Got lots of ideas racing round in my head for some male cards... Actually finished one tonight but will wait till the morning to photograph - if the weather improves!!!   Heavy rain all day.  Just horrid.

Well the weekend has started for me... lots of housework to catch up on... son's old room to clean and the upstairs lounge where he spend his time waiting TV... and maybe even some more card making!!!

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

9 comments:

Barb said...

Lovely birthday cards, Dawn! The background with the Faux Mother of Pearl technique is beautiful! Thanks for the link....I'll be checking it out. Hope you catch up on the house work! Can't wait to see the new cards you're creating! Happy weekend to you!

Deirdre said...

Dawn, these are stunning. Bet your friends love them. Saw the Graphic 45 stuff too .... happy crafting - save some money for shopping in the UK!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend - still sunny here.. yipee!!!

Heather Maria said...

Dawn, these two cards are gorgeous! The faux mother of pearl technique looks amazing and I love all the flourishes and the music sheet bird! Have a great weekend and I hope the weather improves for you soon!

Tiffany said...

Wonderful and sweet set of cards Dawn! I'm still in love with the birdcage you used! Your friends will adore what you've created!

Monika Reeck said...

sweet bird card Dawn and the other is so lovely too....great flower...your friends will love this I believe....

donna mikasa said...

Such pretty cards! Love the faux mother-of-pearl background--so elegant!

Suzanne C said...

Great use of the birdcage and bird. Lovely card. Love the second card too, very elegant! Sorry about the housework it always is there waiting for us to do.

AnitaRex said...

Such great birthday cards! Love the bird stamped with the musical stamp! Also what a great technique on the second card! So pretty!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Did you see this week's Play Date Cafe? It's with that bird cage (or at least all the DT) and pink and red... perhaps you should make another card just like this one??