Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Couple of Birthday Cards

Hi There!

We are on the downward slide to the weekend now! Whoo hooo. Thanks for the lovely comments on my last post. So nice to know that people still visit even though I am so sporadic about posting anymore. I do have a couple of cards to share. I have to apologize as both needed to get sent and the only time I could take the pictures was when it was dark out, so the pictures are a bit dark even with lots of editing. Both are CASEs with my little tweaks. :) Of course!

Remember that card from my previous post where I was trying to get a certain look for the background of the card? Well this is the card. Here is the original card that struck my fancy. I really liked the watecolor background and think those cupcakes are so adorable. I first thought the watercolor was done with distress inks, but the colors I had didn't come out right, especially the purple. When I read the text again, I noted she used Artist Loft watercolors from Michaels. I had that set. Yay! The images are colored with pencils and I added those little hearts, die cutting them out of glitter cardstock. The shaker bottle has Stickles on it. This was a fun card to make.

This card is a CASE of my friend, Alanna's card here. I loved the rainbow of color! Alanna has been having fun with her distress inks and inspiring me to keep playing with them as well. You can see I went a different way for the sentiment using Lawn Fawn's Scripty Sayings. I decided to add the little sequin stars individually. Then I added the sequins. I'm pretty sure there was a smudge or something some where and I wanted to cover it up. Thanks for the inspiration, Alanna! Hope I did it justice. :)

That's it from me this time around. 
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Hope you are having a good week. 


Darnell J Knauss said...

It's good to see you back, Jeanne! I know you've been busy and had (have) a lot going on! I wish hubby good luck with his new job!! Your cards in the last post and this one are really, really fantastic! Great CASEing and great watercoloring! I have to say my fave is this last one where you CASEd the awesome Alanna! I'm pinning this one to CASE myself!! Hugs, Darnell

Kay Miller said...

It makes me so happy to see you making cards! And both of these are amazing! The watercoloring on the first one is awesome and those little Lawn Fawn stamps are just adorable! Love the Stickles on the shaker! :) The second card is so pretty with your beautiful blending of the distress inks! I really like the long sentiment across it too! Keep on making these fabulous cards!! Yay for the weekend! ((Hugs))

stampmonkey said...

These cards are both fantastic! I can say without hesitation that the pics assuredly don't do them justice {I always have a hard time photographing cards}, as the second card is gracing my table as I write this {thank you so much!}. The way you blended the inks looks just like a rainbow, and the glittered stars with the pop of sequins gives me the feeling I'm looking at a beautiful, soothing sky. ;) I love the simplicity of it, but it's far from plain. Your use of watercolored background, the adorable images, and the touches of sparkle were sure to make the recipient smile...just as everyone viewing it here on your blog is surely doing. Glad you had some time to make cards, and also that Steve will be soon starting his new job --that's wonderful! Thanks again, and big hugs to you!

Alanna said...

WOW Jeanne, I love these cards. Your first one is so cute and the blended background is just perfect for that cute little kitchen scene. I also really like how you curved the sentiment above the scene.

And of course I love your second card. Your ink blending looks amazing -- such a pretty rainbow effect. I'm so glad that my card could inspire you. Thanks for the shout out.

cm said...

Sweet Jeanne: I 'started' my attempts at catching up, and then things went haywire, with the start-of-a-new-semester becoming far more complicated than I expected! Yeesh! Anyway, I've returned and oh, what a duo of delights my eyes behold! You've created a fabulous background for these sweet decorating and cupcake images! With faces like that, those cupcakes would so not be eaten; I'd have to keep them as pets! Darling card in every way! As for your rainbow card...oh myyyyyyy! Swooning over your rainbow inking: bright, vibrant and all around eye-catching! The sentiment "on" the rainbow is perfect placement! WOW and WOW, my friend!