Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Son & Grandson B-day cards

Yesterday was bright and very sunny!  Beautiful day :D  Today is cooler and overcast and  gloomy :(

I have my son's and grandson's birthday cards to post today.  These are a very different style card.  I was inspired by my friend Norma's blog and her cards.  Check her out here.  Be prepared to have a feast for your eyes!

My son Dale's card was the first never-ending card I made.  So I closely followed Norma's layout and similar paper choices.  All images were colored with Copic Sketch markers.

Face 1.
This is the front of the card.  I used Mini Tilda with Wedding Gifts and Mini Hiking Edwin.  The sentiments were computer generated to get them the correct size to fit.  The swirls were from an old set of swirl stamps I haven't used in years.  The tiny flowers were from the stash.

 
Face 2.
The stamps used on this face were Mini Edwin with Butterfly, Mini Birthday Tilda and Mini Tilda with Balloon.  The sentiments were computer generated.  The swirls were from the same old set of swirl stamps.  the flowers are layered with Prima flowers and a pearl from the stash.

Face 3.

Here you have Mini Cool Edwin and Mini Edwin in Miami.  The words were computer generated.

Face 4.
This is the back of the card.  I used Mini Edwin Wants a Hug.  More of the same swirls.  Tiny flowers and pearls were from the stash.  Before I sent his card, I wrote a note to him in the blank square.
This card was very fun to make after I figured out how it flipped from one face to the next.
Dale said he was going to take it and show his friends and challenge them to figure out how it worked.

So I had so much fun doing the card for Dale that I had to make another one right away so I wouldn't forget how.  My grandson, Jacob, had a birthday coming up very quickly after Dale's - March 26 and then April 5.  I wanted to do something different for Jacob but use the Never Ending style.

Face 1.

I used Tilda's Summer Car on the front.  Since it is a full size stamp, after it was all colored, I glue the left side to the card base, cut it in half, and glued the second side to the right side of the card base.  I trimmed words from a piece of birthday designer paper and glued them on.

Face 2.

Here I used full sized Boat, masked it off and added Edwin with Paddle.  The words were again cut from the same birthday paper.  The leafy vine was a die cut someone sent me.  The corners were cut from a piece of Stampin' Up designer paper.  I glued the top of Edwin to the top half of the center section, cut him in half and glued the bottom half in place.

Face 3.

This face was stamped on a long piece of paper, colored, the cut apart along the center.  "Jake Up and 'Kota" were stamped using a set of alphabet letters.  This represents Jacob and his daughter, Dakota.  She calls herself  'Kota. 
A full size Edwin Wants a Hug and the Mini Little Princess Tilda and Mini Log were the stamps I used on this face.

Face 4.

A full size Happy New Year Edwin was stamped on a separate piece of paper and glued over the "candy sprinkles" paper.  I used a Nesties Label Twenty-Two for the sentiment panel.  The circular image was from Gina K's Holiday Greetings Stamp TV set.

You can check out Norma's card here.  She does amazing work!  I can't even imagine some of the creative ways she designs cards.

Thank you for taking time to look at my Never Ending Cards.  I would love for you to tell me what you think of them!

Huggeroonies,

10 comments:

Lillian said...

Wow, Kathy, hope they appreciate all the time and effort and love you put into these creations! They're fantastic -- but your eyes must be far better than mine, as the mini's are just too small for me to think about coloring up. I prefer the regular-sized images, but you've amazed me with these. Fantastic job, my friend !!

lovingrammahood said...

These are absolutely wonderful cards. You have put so much hard work and love into them. Fabulous job !!! They will sure love you :)

Donna

Loz said...

Fantastic never Ending Card Kathy..Loz

Nancee Purdum said...

Both of these are adorable! I love that never ending card design! :) Nancee

Kelly Neis said...

Wow, that is amazing work! Love what you did for those lucky grandsons!
Hugs Kelly

Cathy Lee said...

These are adorable, Kathy. Love all the beautiful coloring and work you put into these.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Louise said...

They are fabulous, love the colors and your coloring
hugs Louise

julieprice3 said...

It's been ages since I made one of theses ,such a clever fold, love the choice of stamps, nicely done Kathy
Hugs Julie P

Norma said...

Kathy, wasn't it fun to make these cards? And even more fun to play with them. Terrific job you did. Love the one with the minis, as well as with the full size maggies. Easier for me to colour the bigger images...LOL. Kudos on your cards!
Hugs,
Norma

Norma said...

Kathy, wasn't it fun to make these cards? And even more fun to play with them. Terrific job you did. Love the one with the minis, as well as with the full size maggies. Easier for me to colour the bigger images...LOL. Kudos on your cards!
Hugs,
Norma