Monday, March 11, 2013

Birthdays Galore

It's time to shop for all the new products that were just released by My Favorite Things. You'll find it all in the Brand Spankin' New section of the MFT Boutique.

The design team has a recap of all the new stamp sets though, so hop over to the MFT Blog for a list of participating designers. Don't forget to comment as you hop along because there's a $50 Gift Voucher to the MFT Boutique up for grabs for one lucky person!

I used the fabulous Birthday Sentiments stamp set for my cards tonight. This is the Triple Scoop set for March which means you'll receive it FREE with a qualifying $60 order! How sweet is that!!!

I love love LOVE working with this set. I created two feminine cards and one masculine card, and they're all clean and simple designs.

First up is my version of the chalkboard technique. I call it my clean chalkboard. LOL!


I started with a Sweet Tooth card base then cut out a square of Black Licorice cardstock. I chose two sentiments from Birthday Sentiments, stamped them with versamark ink and embossed them with white powder. Then I chose the circle image from Lollipop Additions - Birthday and stamped it the same way. Everything turned out so nice and crisp that I was afraid I'd ruin it if I tried to give it the true chalkboard look, hence my "clean" chalkboard. I layered the Black Licorice square onto Pink Lemonade and added two white brads in the top corners.

Along the bottom I added some fun polka dot hats that I cut out using the Party Hat Border Die-namics. I first cut it out of patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye My Girl Collection, then I cut it out a second time from Razzle Berry card stock so I could layer the pompoms and trim. I added some clear rhinestones for a little bling and mounted the party hats on foam tape for dimension.

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My next card uses the same layout but it's a masculine birthday card, on a Sweet Tooth card base again.


The sentiment panel was fun to create. I saw Frances use this technique on a card recently and thought it would be perfect for a masculine card.

I chose four copic marker colours, coloured a grid of 1" squares onto Smooth White card stock, then dripped colourless blender ink onto it to create the splotches. Then I stamped the sentiments from Birthday Sentiments using Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink. The zig zag image is also from the Lollipop Additions - Birthday stamp set. Four black brads in the corners and this card was done!

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Last but not least is another feminine card.


I let the new à la modes Big Birthday Numbers take center stage on the front of my card. I stamped them onto the same polka dot paper as the party hats in my first card then covered them in glitter and added a thick layer of Glossy Accents for some sparkle and shine. I added a Razzle Berry button tied with Hemp cord and the Kraft tag is from the Blueprints 1 Die-namics. I used a strip of Pink Lemonade to ground the numbers and added the contrasting Black Licorice accent which was cut out using the Party Hat Border Die-namics.

I used the Party Banner Die-namics to cut out another patterned paper, then I cut out a Razzle Berry banner and trimmed off all the flags (I only wanted the top strip for contrast).

On the inside I chose two stamps from Birthday Sentiments and stamped them with Razzle Berry Premium Dye Ink and Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink. The longest part of making this card was waiting for the Glossy Accents to dry.

Happy shopping!

Here are the supplies I used on the Birthday Girl card:



Here are the supplies I used on the Birthday Boy card:



Here are the supplies I used on the 29 Again card:



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Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

54 comments:

Corysnana1 said...

OMG! I LOVE these cards and the way you used the big number set with the Birthday Sentiments. The cards are great CAS cards.

Ann Tuck said...

Loving those big sentiments - so useful for boys and girls - along with the big numbers - a must-have for card makers. thanks for sharing your awesome cards.

Amy said...

Loving it ALL!!!!! I love the Birthday triple scoop and cant wait to get it!!!

Davi said...

Love all the birthday cards! The pink is such a great pop on the black, love the colors on the second and the pieced numbers are very pretty on the third :)

Rhonda said...

Love the Copic background card. So fun. Gonna try it.

zehra said...

Oh wow, these are fabulous, I love these cards, amazing and beautiful the copic one, chalkboard and the letter card, loved them all

BethieJ said...

LOVE all 3 of your birthday cards!!!
Have a GREAT day!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are so super cute!!!

calamity jane said...

This is a great Release!! Your cards are great and it's so nice to see a masculine card in the bunch! I need more of those!!!

noscrappymojo said...

LOVE that technique on the boy card! Looks amazing!

Joann said...

OMG! Love your party hats...too adorable!

Maureen said...

All so fabulous! I really love that Copic background - so cool! And those polka dotted glittery numbers are perfect!

Natalie said...

Love the CAS cards and the copic blender technique is sooo cool!

Julia said...

Love your cards today!!

Sarah Gough said...

That white embossing is SO perfect!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! Love the party hats and banner! And that background on the other card is dynamite!

Viv said...

Fantastic projects! The masculine, the feminine and the numbers. All amazing! xxx

Clarissa said...

Those little hats and sparkly numbers are so cool!

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful cards! I love the clean chalkboard and your colors are fantastic.

Craftyfield said...

Love all 3 cards, just fantastic ! Thanks for sharing this technique with alcohol pens, must try it...

Tracey said...

WOW!! These are amazing cards!!! Love them!

Jennifer E. said...

Awesome cards! I love those little party hats! What a fun addition tor a birthday card!

Lisa H. said...

beautiful cards, Karen! love how different each of these cards are...FANTASTIC!!

wendy said...

wow fab technique Karen, such terrific cards!

Judy Cook said...

Really cute cards Karen. I especially love the first one. Those colors against black are beautiful.

RachelB said...

Beautiful cards! Love the background made with Copics!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Such fun & festive birthday cards! I really love those sparkly birthday numbers in your last card and the striking look of the white sentiment on black paper in your first card.

jan farnworth said...

so festive and fun.

Rachel Parys said...

Fantastic birthday cards!! Can never have too many of those laying around! Great work!

Lena said...

hahaha I love the 29 (again). Thats so me. These are awesome!

Debbie Nelson said...

Love them all and love your color choices. Thank you for sharing.

Debbie Nelson said...

Love them all and love your color choices. Thank you for sharing.

Liz said...

tHE COLORS ARE SO FUN IN THIS.
I JUST LOVE THIS RELEASE.
SEE YOU NEXT MONTH WITH MORE
EXCITEMENT AND BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS.
YOU DO SUCH A FUN JOB.!!!!

Ravengirl said...

Amazing technique-y birthday cards!

Celeste Goff said...

Love the chalkboard technique and I especially adore the copic background. What a super fun technique!

elizabeth said...

Love all of these b-day cards.

scrappingnana said...

Wow, love all 3 cards. Great details on each one.

Nadège said...

The 3 cards are fabulous. Such a different looks with one birthday stamp. And the last one is my favorite with glitter, happy colors and a banner, it cries out for party

Stephanie said...

great cards! very cool background technique with the copics, I've learned something new today! :))

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Greetings from New Zealand Karen! Love your collection of cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cyndi said...

These are great; love the glittered numbers and great copic background

Stacy B said...

That technique you used on the masculine card is fantastic. I am going to try that one out for sure! Great work.

Angie said...

I am not feeling very well and heading up to bed but I wanted to glance at all the inspiration. Just can't comment on everyone's but wow! Had to stop and comment on yours tonight!!! Stunning! Love the party hat border against the black!!! The Copic background is stunning!!! I really want to try this technique!!! Stunning! Love the 29 Again card!!! So sparkly, big statement without a lot of fuss!

starqueen said...

Hi Karen,
Love your fun and festive cards! That banner die is a must have for me. Thanks for sharing!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOW WOW and more WOW! You totally ROCKED these my friend! I ADORE each and every one! Perfection!

postalorphan said...

Great set of birthday cards - I especially love the banner on the last one.

Tammy H said...

Loved each and every one of these cards. Awesome especially the masculine one. I really need inspiration in this department. Did you drip the colorless ink from a marker or a refill? Can't make my marker drip...hmmm. Would love to know. hansontl@comcast.net or respond here as I check you blog often.

Tammy H said...

Loved each and every one of these cards. Awesome especially the masculine one. I really need inspiration in this department. Did you drip the colorless ink from a marker or a refill? Can't make my marker drip...hmmm. Would love to know. hansontl@comcast.net or respond here as I check you blog often.

Good Kardma by Jules said...

Wonderful projects! LOVE the Copic background and the chalkboard technique - definitely going to have to give these a try!

Angel said...

Love them all! The festive "29" card, that COOL boy card and the chalkboard birthday card - FABULOUS!

Debbie Carriere said...

These are all fantastic, Karen!!! Love the variety and loving that colorless blender technique!

Gypsy 2 said...

Those big sentiments are fabulous.The black and white card with the pink party hats ticks all the boxes for my!!

Scrapenabler said...

Love your cards! Can't wait to get my hands on a few of these new products.

Greta said...

Absolutely love the look of your cards--some of my favorites!