Saturday, July 9, 2016

More July Birthdays

I have 2 more birthday cards to share today.

supplies: white and black cardstock, Hero Arts green card base, black and white chevron dp, Bristol paper, wilted violet, abandoned coral, mustard seed, and mowed lawn mini distress inks and water, Tim Holtz Birthday Blueprints cling stamp, sentiment from Simon's Big Birthday Wishes, Mini Misti, Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequin

To make my background, I smooshed my mini inks all over an acrylic block about the same size as my Bristol paper, then spritzed it a bit, and "stamped" it on my paper, letting it sit a bit to allow the inks to spread.  After I was sure that was dry, I overstamped the birthday hat and sentiment several times using my Mini Misti to get a good dark impression.

Since July's birthstone is the ruby, I went with that color for my next card, for a special lady.

supplies: white, dark rose, and Green Apple cardstock, Taylored Expressions Rosy Posey embossing folder, some scribble flowers dies and leaves, sentiment from Simon's Birthday Bits stamp set, Pretty Pink Posh Watermelon sequins

Before I go, have you seen this teaser yet?

It is SO Top Secret, that even the Simon DT teams don't know anything about it!  Stay tuned - all will be revealed on July 15!


Betty said...

two wonderful cards Lin - especially love the red flowers - lucky gal who receives it!

Cat Craig said...

Great cards Lin. Love the multiple colors on the birthday hat...kinda like sprinkles melted all over it - very festive. And, really who could resist those lovely red blooms? That teaser...yep I have been saving my

Dawn T said...

both cards are delightful. Love the playful look of the first one and the elegance of the second one.

jintyoo7 said...

Two cards that are so different instill but equally fabulous! Love those "blue print" images and you reminded me I have the butterfly, time to get it out - thank you for sharing your wonderful talent and reminding me of something in my collection (unused - lol)

I am very intrigued as to what is coming (SSS) - as are the rest of the crafting world!

Carol H. said...

I LOVE the colorful background!! Both cards are so pretty!

Can't wait to see what the big secret surprise is! I'm guessing it's something that's going to hurt my wallet! LOL!

Lisa Elton said...

Hi Lin! Playing catch up after vacation. Took a run through your blog to see all of the pretty cards I missed!! Fabulous work as always!

kiwimeskreations said...

What gorgeous cards Lin. Love the way you have made the background to the hat one, and the lovely embossing of the roses makes for a stunning background on the second.'

Juls said...

I love these cards ... Need i mention my Birthday is the 25th of July... LOL.. Loving the embossing..