Saturday, August 24, 2013

A Birthday Candle and Purple Sympathy

I have two cards to share today that I made for challenges over on Split Coast.

I made this birthday card for the Mix-Ability Challenge - which was to use some fabric on your card and at least one other medium.     And I was inspired for my colors with this red and blue kaftan from Monsoon, the web store from the Inspiration Challenge.
And here's my card:  I used fabric, Mod Podge, black ink, Copics and Glitter Glaze.
I die cut the blue and red fabric with square and circle Nestabilities adhering them to a square of cardstock with Mod Podge which I also covered the top with.  I die cut the frame using 2 square Nestabilities and layered it over the fabric square using foam tape.  I adhered the die cut BIRTHDAY from PTI to the frame with a glue pen and stamped the sentiment in the corner.   The candle is an older Sizzix die that I cut in white and then in yellow for the flame.  I colored the wick with a fine point black pen and the inner flame with an orange Copic.  Then I brushed over the whole flame with Glitter Glaze from MFT and layered it over the cloth panel with foam dots.

Here's a second card I made for the Inspiration Challenge - inspired by this Glitter butterfly headband 

I printed a photo I took in my garden last year - changing the color on my printer setting to monochromatic purple.

I trimmed the top and bottom to fit the 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card base, adhered it to the card, and then simply stamped the "With Sympathy"  from the Big Day Today set fromWaltzingmouse directly on the photo.  You never know if an ink is going to stamp well or 'squish' on a glossy photo! Luckily, this one turned out well!! I used Ranger Archival Jet Black.

Candle Birthday
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farm - Birthday Centers
Paper: white, pure poppy, Summer Sunrise - PTI
Ink: Memento Paris Dusk
Accessories: fabric - JoAnn's, candle sizzix die, birthday die - PTI, square and circle Nestabilities. Matt Mod Podge, Glitter Glaze Sheer Sparkle - MFT, Copic - YR04, 01 Fine tip black Micron Pen

Butterfly Sympathy
Stamps: With Sympathy from Big Day Today Set - Waltzingmouse
Paper: white - PTI, glossy photo paper - Dell
Ink: Archival Jet Black - Ranger
Accessories: computer printed photo


Pat (mspfd) said...

Both are fantastic takes on the challenge, Julia. The butterfly card is gorgeous and the birthday card could not be more perfect! Love them both!!

Pauline said...

These are both fab Julia, a great take on the inspiration pics.

Sue from Oregon said...

Both just totally lovely!

Sue from Oregon said...

Both just totally lovely!

*Vicki* said...

Wow!! These are both fantastic creations Julia!! I really love that purple butterfly design!! Stunning! :)

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are beautiful Julia, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment.

Jean Martin said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful cards Julia! That picture taken in your background looks amazing!

dpkennedy said...

These are great Julia! Love the purple butterfly card-great idea! The fabric birthday card is so much fun too!