Manualidades por mi blog, who many of you will know, and her husband who both had birthdays a couple of weeks ago. As I needed to make them while we were in the middle of decorating our sitting room I tried to keep it fairly simple, so I chose three elements which I was pretty sure Kate would like. 1 - A Butterfly, 2 - Ovals and 3 - Turquoise to Jade colours. I used a Brilliance three colour ink pad called Peacock for most of the stamping and toning card from a Papermania multi colour pack. The butterfly is a two step stamp from Crafty Individuals. I inked the solid stamp with two of the inkpad colours and stamped it onto a snippet of whte card, and then overstamped it with Versamark and embossed it with WOW silver embossing powder. I repeated this with another snippet and fussy cut it out. The first one I cut with a small spellbinder scalloped oval die, and inked the edge lightly with the peacock ink pad and a blending tool. The fancy oval was cut from the turquiose card with a Dienamics die, and the two fixed together with DS tape. I used Lil Inkers stitched square dies to cut a turquoise mat and a smaller white one. I stamped the white one all over with a Crafty Individual floral background stamp, and stuck these two together, and before fixing to the card I wrapped some narrow organza ribbon round it and secured at the back. The ribbon looks very green in the photo but I think it matched slightly better IRL. The birthday greeting was stamped onto a very small snippet of white card and cut with a Memory Box Bistro Label die and the edge inked as before, and fixed over the ribbon and decorated with tiny gem stones at each end. I stuck the oval panel above the ribbon and fixed the cut out butterfly with Gel Glue to raise the wings. I tied a small bow with the ribbon and added it to the side of the label together with some tiny green plastic flowers and ceramic rose from my stash and a few die cut leaves from the bits box.
The second card is the one I made for Kate's husband. I used a square 15cm Kraft base card, and stamped it all over with a wood grain background stamp from Inkylicious. The row of owls is stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, I think onto another white card snippet. The stamp is from Chocolate Baroque. I think I coloured it with Distress Inks and a waterbrush. I am sorry I believe that is what I used but as it is a little while since I made it I can't remember exactly. I trimmed the image and mounted it onto a mat of dark brown card which was also cut from a snippet. The birthday greeting is a chocolate Baroque stamp, and I added tree brown gems by way of embellishment.
As I used several snippets I am going to link this up at, Pixie's Snippet Playground. I have been absent from there for a while and I believe all kinds of shenanigans are going on with talk of illicit parties going on behind the bike sheds. Sounds like fun!!
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