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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Crafty weekend and a special birthday coming up 12/9 - Virginia Lu!!

It's been awhile again - I guess I'm not a devoted blogger.  Oh well, I do what I can....

I've been busy this weekend working on Christmas and other cards.  It was great to be in the crafting mood!  Today I'm sharing two cards I made this weekend - first a birthday card for a special friend and then a Christmas card.

My friend Virginia is celebrating a special birthday.  She's having a virtual party and we've been busily uploading cards to our Flickr group.  Virginia was a Hero Hostess when I first joined the Hero Arts group.  She was very kind and encouraging, plus she makes fabulous, inspiring cards!  Hope you have a great birthday, Virginia!

This card uses Out of Print Papers from Basic Grey, #s cut on the Silhouette (Snap ITC font) and stamped with Hero Arts Flower Dot Pattern (loooove this one).  I matted the #s on Hero Arts Big Ticket - another fun stamp I've used a lot.

This next card developed from various parts and ideas roaming around my head.   I started with the blue background piece I'd been playing around with.  A la Jennifer McGuire from her 2011 Holiday Card Boot Camp, I covered cardstock with Broken China Distress Ink (inkpad direct to paper).  Then I put Picket Fence Distress stain on Hero Art’s Artistic Circle design block and stamped the blue piece.  I had a bit too much stain and the design spread out - didn't like it and set it aside for a week.  Then I had the thought to overstamp with the holiday text.  Hmmm, I liked it.  Mounted on a predesigned card base from Michaels (comes in a pack of 24 with 2 designs - this snowflake and a green with dots).  Was playing around with my Silhouette and decided the caroler silhouette image would be great here.  Cut it out using a piece of Basic Grey Out of Print paper.  The finishing touch is a grungeboard shape from Tim Holtz.  I’ve been faithfully following his 12 Tags of Christmas – not that I get any tags made from his inspiration – but I thought his Christmas Star would add a lot to my card.  Painted it with gold paint and spritzed it w/Perfect Pearl mist.



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8 comments:

Lin said...

Beautiful bright colors on both cards - Virginia will approve :))

Virginia L. said...

Hi sweet Linda! I am so loving this gorgeous and sophisticated card--that's what being 50 is about (gorgeous and sophisticated--LOL),, huh? Thank you so much for making this special card for my virtual birthday party! I am so happy to know you through HA Flickr. I hope that perhaps we can meet in Scrapfest in 2012!! Wouldn't that be awesome? BIG HUGS to you!

Virginia L. said...

Yes, Lin was so right ;)

CinnamonSally said...

Both these cards are fabulous Linda, Your birthday card for virginia is so pretty, and I love those sihouette carollers!

Anette said...

Love the bithday card, Linda, the ribbon through the zero is the perfect touch!!! And the carollers are fab, LOVE the bold colors!

Barb said...

I love the way both these cards came together, Linda! That big 5-0 on Virginia's card is fabulous! So glad you decided to stamp the holiday text over the background on your carolers card - looks beautiful!

Dawn said...

just a gorgeous card for Virginia and love your Christmas card. That star is great.

Trinh said...

Ooh, what a beautiful card for Virginia! Love those colors & patterns.