Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Birthdays cards

Part of this months challenge theme at the Hero Arts Blog is Birthdays and as Birthday Cards are always useful to have in stock I decided to play with my new stamp and make a couple!





This Hydrangea stamp is fast becoming a favourite of mine, the image is so crisp and detailed I just love it.  I have been visiting Jacquelines blog she makes the most beautiful shabby chic cards with this stamp and she has inspired me.
 The background is the Musical Collage stamp, I masked out the bird image and stamped with bundled sage distress ink, Then I stamped the Hydrangea using Dusty Concord  and Crushed Olive.

The second card is really simple, the Hydrangea is stamped with Crushed Olive and Worn Lipstick, and the background Kraft is stamped with the Old Letter stamp.




































Hope you are having a good week, its turned really cold again here, still no sign of spring unfortunately.

Supplies Hero Arts Stamps:Top Card. S5501 Musical Collage and K5376 Hydrangea. Bottom Card CG197 Old Letter and K5376 Hydrangea.

13 comments:

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sally
love this card really nice
hugs
sylvie
xxx

Sanne said...

Absolutely beautiful Sally....that stamp is one of my faves, too ;)
Gorgeous coloring!

Lin said...

Beautiful, Sally, and love your combination of the Musical Collage with the hydrangea!

donna mikasa said...

Hi Sally! Lucky for us you have time to create in between your HA hostess duties! Love your hydrangea cards--so soft and pretty!

Barb said...

Love the way you masked out the bird in your first card, Sally! Beautiful pairing of stamps! Your second card is so pretty too!

Suzanne C said...

Sally both cards are beautiful! Love the lace and shabby chic feel of the first one. The strip of text is a lovely touch.

Brenda said...

These are both so beautiful! It was also because of Jacqueline that I went ahead and purchased the Hydrangea, it just stamps so beautifully!

Jessica said...

Lovely! That hydrangea stamp is sooooo pretty.

Dawn said...

Both cards are marvellous Sally. I like the way you added the hydrangea on first card... very clever. And the colours of your second one look perfect. I MUST get that stamp out again

Arlene said...

So pretty - wonderful coloring. Since I can't choose a favorite, I'll just say I LIKE them both. :)

Nat said...

I am dreaming of spring too, it wont be long .. I hope. Your cards have a beautiful touch of elegance to them, love this flower and your designs! :)

Robin K. said...

I don't think I will ever tire of this beautiful hydrangea! Love both cards Sally but especially the colors and design of the second one!

Michelle said...

I think we all have spring fever! I love thse hydrangea cards! They are so beautiful!