Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Birthday cards

Today I spent some time editing the pictures of birthday cards I made for January and February birthdays.  As I was working with the list I had made and the pictures, I realized that I had used a lot of winter theme stamps for the cards.

Without further ado, here are the January cards.  All images were stamped on Cryogen White and colored with Copic markers.  The designer papers were from several Christmas pads and stacks.  All card base cardstock is Stampin' Up.

Leslie Krochta's card featured In the Snow Scarf Tilda.

I used Snow-Tex for the snowball Tilda is throwing.

The die cuts were from Memory Box.  Snowflake Corner and a portion of Frostyville Border were cut from a glitter paper from JoAnn's called White Glove.

The mounting panel was cut using Spellbinder's Labels Seventeen.

The flowers are from my stash.   

Maddie Perez received a card with A Joyful Tilda on it.

Tilda's hat had Liquid Applique added to the brim and ball on top.

The flowers were from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The ribbon from my stash.

The mounting panel was cut using Spellbinder's Labels Twenty-Nine.

Show the Way Tilda was showing the way to Melanie Smith for her birthday.

Liquid Applique covered the ball on Tilda's hat.
The flowers were from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The ribbon from the stash.

The mounting panel was cut using Spellbinder's Nestabilities Ovals and Labels Twenty-Nine.

Bev Barker received a special treat when Tilda demonstrated her prowess as Ice Tilda skating her way into Bev's heart.

I paper pieced Tilda's sweater and the heart on her muff using paper from Stampin' Up's Sweater Weather designer papers and as the larger mounting panel.  It was just so perfect! 

The larger panel was cut using Spellbinder's Grand Labels Eleven.  The smaller panel was Labels Seventeen.
The flowers were from the stash, as was the ribbon.
The top of Tilda's boots were covered with Liquid Applique.

The cards for February birthdays -

Mid Winter Tilda was for Jean Schwabe.

The background paper was from SU's Sweater Weather designer papers.  I again paper pieced Tilda's coat and beret.

Her beret has Liquid Applique on the puff.
The lantern was colored with gold glitter pen.
The flowers were Wild Orchid Crafts.

The ribbon from the stash.

Since Julie Price lives in Australia, her card had a summery feel to it as she was moving into summer while we were freezing in the midst of a very cold winter.

Julie always makes the most wonderful cards.  I wanted my card to her to be something really special.
I used my very best lace from my friend Lillian.
The flower was from Angie Hunt's etsy store.

The butterfly was from Lillian.

Tilda in Evening Dress is mounted on an oval cut with Spellbinder's Floral Ovals - very beautiful.
She looks like she's ready to rest on the Afternoon Tea Bench.

And what could be more special than an easel card?

The sentiment panel was cut with Die-namics Dizzy Doily Duo dies.

The flower was cut using Magnolia's Doily Flower.  I put a piece of wax paper on the paper to help release the die cut, so I just added it to the top of the flower.

I hope Julie appreciated my efforts to make her card very special!!

Thank you for sticking with me through a long post.  I would love to have you leave a comment and let me know what you think of all the cards!


1 comment:

Lillian said...

Very artistic and talented cards here, Kathy !! I love the flowers you've added to each card - you're very good at coordinating bouquets of loveliness. All the birthday gals should certainly be tickled at your thoughtfulness and attention to detail. Great job!!