I thought I’d share the birthday cards I made for the gifts I gave on Sunday.
My friend and her daughter have their birthdays 5 days apart, so for now they celebrate together.
For our Hello Kitty loving girl, her mom loaned me her Hello Kitty Sizzix die.
You may or may not remember the Angry Bird cupcake holder I made for a friend’s birthday back in September. Well, our Hello Kitty friend is his sister and when she saw his Angry Bird cupcake holder, she wondered why she never got something like that. Well, that comment was noted and remembered and this is my finagled Hello Kitty-ish version of the cupcake holder (from the Sweet Tooth Boxes Cricut cartridge). I reduced the size by an inch or so. Inside we put a package of pink Tic Tacs (which were found by Jessica at the checkout counter. She has always had eagle eyes. Hee, hee. Our friend seemed very happy with her own personal kitty. Yay!
And for her mom? I was inspired by a card made by my friend Barb here at The Buzz. In fact, I am the very, very lucky recipient of the card she shared in that post. It’s even better looking in person, I must say!
Anyway, Barb has been so kind and sweet to answer my many questions recently and with her tips I was able to complete this card:
I learned how she adds the ink (Tim Holtz distress ink) to the image before taking it out of the Nestability. The ink I used is Antique Linen, I believe. And you can certainly tell that I spritzed the card with Shimmer (maybe I overdid it just a tad? Nah…) The image is from Meljen Designs and is colored with Prismacolor and Koh-i-Noor pencils and odorless mineral spirits. The paper is from DCWV matstack, Autumn Splendor from last year. It’s the paper stack, not the cardstock stack.
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