Sunday, July 31, 2016

a whole bunch of cards!






Craft Your Passion-Anything Goes
Glitter and Sparkle- Use a Butterfly

When we recently went for a week up to Quebec we had a lot of people help out with our fur babies so in thanks for all the help they did, I created the same style cards for each one just in different colours. This was strange for me to do because I normally do not repeat the same style card because I feel like I am on a conveyor belt but it felt right because I created 5. The only up close one I forgot to take a picture of was the pink one which ended up going to my hubby's sister. I stamped the same flower motif on white cardstock and used 2 different colour hues for the same flower. I took strips of vellum, heat-embossed the thank-you saying in the corresponding colour, stamped & heat-embossed the butterfly on some and the dragonfly on others and adhered it to the main card. I added sticker borders that I coloured along with stickles for the dots and the cards got finished. This took longer than I thought but I like the results. On to the next....





Eclectic Ellapu-Pink Team-Floral


I had a ducky time creating these fun cards. They are not that hard to do as they just involve layering and layering for a 3D look. I love the first 2 because they are summery looking and I love blue:) They are all carrying flowers for someone special which I think is tweet...OK I'll stop:) They will be hanging around for a while since these are suited for kids especially girls. If you would like one of these I don't mind sending one to you:)


Simon Says-Anything Goes

I tried something new with this card which is called kissing. No I did not kiss the card, I may beat to my own drummer but I am not that weird. I was going to enter this at Happy Little Stampers but I missed the boat! The background lilac ..er...blob was stamped in lilac and then I stamped my music notes stamp in a dark red and I placed that stamp on top of the lilac blob stamp. I took my lilac blob and stamped it on white paper and Voila! I have the kissed look. I used a dye cut for the leaves which I sponged in a soft green and I stamped the rose in a pink pearl, embossed it with my heating tool and then used my pastels to colour the rose. I adhered it to this nice white paper and stamped the saying in Lilac and embossed it as well.

Last Card...


Eclectic Ellapu-Purple Team-It's a Man Thing
Tuesday Throwdown- Happy Birthday

I tried something new! I bought these colour bursts. They are powders which you just sprinkle a bit on a piece of paper and spritz in with water and watch the colours burst forth and blend. You can keep watering it down until you like the look. To me, this almost looks like fireworks. I took some of my stash of coloured paper and embossed the green card with my cuddlebug. I used some fancy scissors  to cut the red paper and gold paper and embossed the red with my cuddlebug. I gues it all together to make this card. I used my sizzex to cut the corner pieces and glued them in adding the green crystals and leaves. I heat embossed the leaf and dragonfly. For a final flourish, I added the Happy Birthday sticker. This card went to my brother who celebrated his Freedom 55 Birthday.

I have made a couple more which I plan to show later this week.












65 comments:

  1. Wow, some really intricate cards! That second set is amazing.

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    1. Thank you so much. The second set was easy actually.

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  2. Hi, Birgit!

    What a delightful assortment of greeting cards! I love those whimsical 3D duckies and the blended watercolor effect on the last card. You are quite an artist, dear friend.

    Have a wonderful week ahead, BB!

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    1. Thank you. So many love the duckies. Glad you like my color burst card

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  3. So pretty. You are so talented.

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  4. I like them all, especially the ducky themed ones :)

    betty

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  5. my goodness,what a beautiful selection of cards!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at Alphabet challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany,silvi xoxo

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  6. It takes a keen eye to shape paper with such detail to get it to behave in precisely the exact manner that you have achieved, Birgit. I have to congratulate your workmanship - in fact your cards bring me back to when I used to fix cars, rusty ones with fiberglass and isopon. One in particular rusted so bad I was called back to fill in the holes in the Lancia over and over but they just kept reappearing, I did my best. Jeremy Clarkson once joked the metal in this car is so thin all you can almost see through it, well he was right!!!! None exist today!!!

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    1. Thanks so much. I never thought of cars and fixing them but you are so right and I never even heard of this car..I Hve to look it up

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  7. Some of that looks pretty complicated but very attractive. I love the one with the ducky.

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    1. Some take more thought than others. I may have burst a few brain cells

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  8. I envy your creativity and productivity.

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    1. You are a real artist so thank you!

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  9. Lots of great ones indeed. The duck ones are just ducky haha can be hard to find people one can trust to watch the animals when they go away.

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    1. It was so wonderful to have them watch over our fur babes. Glad you like my cards

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  10. Wow, you have been busy! I like the set in different colours, each one could suit different people.

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    1. Thanks so much and I did try to match the colours to the people

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  11. All of the cards are beautiful, Birgit. You are quite an artist.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Oh my goodness. Thank you but I think I am a nice crafter. You should see some of the cards others have made

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  12. Love the ducks. There's nothing wrong with making a bunch of the same card. But then again, I do like to repeat knitting patterns. The repeats go easier than the first.

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    1. I tried to make them in a certain sequence but it still took a bit of time.

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  13. I love the ducks too...they're so cute! Your friends and family must be thrilled to get cards from you.

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    1. Yes and they tell me they keep them which makes me happy

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  14. So very clever. I've always admired those who make their own cards. These are some really pretty sets.

    Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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    1. Thank you so much. I enjoy creating them

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  15. Such a lovely card you have shared with us over at Ecletic Ellapu this month. All your 'bunch of cards' are super.
    Sue

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    1. Thank you. I am glad I made quite a few

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  16. Oh my gosh, I kept thinking I had a favorite till I got to the next one...and the next:) Absolutely stunning. Very professional.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like them

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  17. I LOVE the thank you cards - the design and the sentiment

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    1. Thank you so much! I tried my best:)

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  18. Wonderful selection of cards Birgit! I love the ducks they are adorable.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

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    1. Thank you. Glad you like my ducky cards

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  19. Gorgeous cards, and the ducky is adorable. Your cards are looking more and more professional, Birgit. I love them.

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  20. Wow! Look at this lineup of loveliness! You sure went on a cardmaking spree! I'm still trying desperately to resist the colorburst purchasing, but I feel like I might be losing the battle.

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    1. resistance is futile:) you will love these color bursts...they are a lot of fun

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  21. So gorgeous! You know, it makes me think you must be fabulous with interior design too.

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    1. Oh thank you! I have been told that I can make a place feel very gemutlich which is a German term. It can mean cosy, homey etc...

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  22. Wow, Birgit! These are gorgeous! I'm in awe of your talent and creativity :)

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    1. Oh thank you so much. Very sweet of you to say

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  23. Oh my gosh, how cute are those duckies? So adorable! I love all of the cards but that set is my favorite. Beautiful work all the way around.

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    1. Thank you so much. It seems the duckies are a favourite

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  24. You've been having a lot of fun, Birgit. I love all your cards. The thank you cards may have the same flowery look, but the flowers have different placement. I like that. Your ducky cards are so darn cute. I imagine them talking. "Quack, Dude."

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    1. They do say Dude!:) I'm glad you like my cards

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  25. These are really lovely cards, Birgit. Nice collection.

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  26. Great cards - thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen x

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  27. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter 'N' Sparkle!

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  28. These are all beautiful, the colour burst card especially. Nice work, Birgit!

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  29. You were not kidding when you said a whole bunch of cards! What a busy little bunny you've been ... full-on production mode! I love the set where you take a theme and work in different colours. ... and the mind blowing details on the ducky cards... wow! Got to respect your patience, Birgit!
    hugs Asha

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  30. Very nice man card. Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  31. Delightful floral card, thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month! xx

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