Sunday, March 21, 2021

Card Making...and a 1..and a 2...and a 3...

 




Cute Card Thursday- Spring Fever

I have to come up with better titles, but I always sucked at that when I took creative writing. I had bits and pieces lying around so I took my stamp of these birdies, stamped them in silver and heat embossed them with a blue and silver embossing powder. I had this frame lying around for ages which I just sponged with various colours in distress ink. I took my yellow cardstock and ran it through the cuddlebug sandwiched between the embossing folder that has flowers all over it. I stuck them all in place with using various cardstock as you can see. I added the "Best Wishes" in gold sticker with some gems on each side. I have 2 different sized flower punches which I glued in place and placed 2 gems into the centre. Happy Spring!!


Color Throwdown- dark green, bright green, gold, white-


Christmas Card Throwdown-Slimline Card-


I have been on a green kick lately, maybe because of St. Patrick's Day but I had this image in my mind when I saw the colour combo over at Color Throwdown. I took my star and ornament die cuts and placed them on the sizzex machine on top of dark green paper, cutting side down, rolled it through the machine and...voila! I glued it down(not so voila) on gold sparkly paper and cut around the image. Now comes the cuddlebug machine where I rolled the lighter green paper through, sandwiched between the snowflake folder. I layered it between white pearl paper and dark green and adhered them all together. I decided to actual make bows, at which I suck at, and glued them on top of the ornaments..oh and the ornaments look 3D because I used pop up dots on them. I took my letter stickers to make the French Christmas saying and there she is. 


Winter Wonderland-Trees

CHNC-Inspired by a Christmas song/Carol...I thought of "O Tannenbaum"

I had cut out a green, shiny tree over a year ago with this shiny paper and it was lounging around like a deadbeat in my craft room so I finally kicked its ass to be of some use. I glued a dark green backing to it and added a gold border sticker to the edge (to hide a mishap I did). I used the same tree diecut to cut it out of the red cardstock using my sizzex and adhered it on top using pop-up dots. I had some sparkly gold cardstock lying around so I cut it out to make it look like some glittering ground. I added the sticker saying, star border and star stickers to complete the look. Finally, I took out my stickles and added the tiny dots on the trees. 

There ya have it! 

7 comments:

  1. Three lovely cards Birgit...and 2 of them Christmas...great to get ahead...loving the second card...just stunning!....take care xxxx

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  2. Hi, Birgit!

    Whenever you draw a blank and can't think of a title, do what Shady does and go with "Swedish Bikini Team." It's an attention grabber.

    I'm glad you're on a green kick because green has always been my favorite and signature color. I love the shades of green you used in this selection of cards. My favorite is the last card. I remember singing "O Tannenbaum" in German in high school chorus.

    Have a wonderful week, dear friend Birgit!

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  3. Your cards are gorgeous Birgit, beautifully designed and great images and colours, I especially love the 3rd one, I love trees, and your colours here are so bright and cheery, Kate x

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  4. I'm terrible at titles, too. Mondays especially. But today's works. I can't pick a favorite card today. They're all great.

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  5. This is so lovely and very effective.
    Thank you for joining the Christmas Card Throwdown, hope to see you again in our new challenge as well :-)
    Majda DT

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  6. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at the Winter Wonderland Christmas challenge, we hope you can join us again soon - Janice DT Lovely card.

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