Sunday, 5 May 2013

Papertrey Ink Birthday cards

Hello everyone,
I hope you are having a great Bank Holiday weekend. The weather is not too bad, but it is not warm enough to sit in the garden so I don't feel guilty about spending some time crafting indoors to play catch up with the His ' Hers card class. Day 2 was all about birthday cards and I challenged myself to use the same sets of stamps from Papertrey Ink on both cards.

For the masculine card I used a white, blue and brown colour palette and circle stamps from the Sketched Shapes set. I also used a birthday circle stamp from Birthday Tags and layered this into a die cut from Limitless Layers Circles, I stamped the tag again and cut out the centre to layer up and add some dimension. I stamped and cut an arrow to point at the focal point and used some glossy accents on the central star. A few scattered stars, finished it off.

For the second card used a sketch from the current Fusion Card Challenge with a colour palette of aqua mist, spring moss, autumn rose and scarlet jewel

I again used the stamps from Sketched Shapes and Birthday Tags, and a Limitless Layers circle die, but I also used one of the Photo Finishers dies in scarlet jewel to give some bold contrast. I added a little glittered star to the birthday candles and finished off with a couple of hearts.

The class will  be over tomorrow and I am still only on Day 2 but I will continue after the close because it is such a useful exercise.

I am also going to enter this into the Passion for Papertrey Lets Celebrate challenge
and Celebrate the Occasion anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by.
Carol x


  1. Fabulous cards! Love your color selections!

  2. Two more gorgeous and stunning cards Carol, I love the colours and designs.

  3. Both fantastic cards Carol and i can CASE them too. :)

  4. Beautiful cards Carol, the colours and layout are gorgeous.

    Wilma x x x

  5. Cute, thanks for playing @ CTO!

  6. Way to go and show how one set can be used for both the guys and the gals! I'm playing catch up with this class, but love it still!
    Thanks for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!

  7. Fantastic example of CAS style, love both of the cards, I especially like that you combined white with brown. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again.
    Anna xxx

  8. I love both of these cards. Brilliant idea to pair the sketched shapes with those birthday tags.

  9. Gorgeous birthday cards Carol!
    So glad you joined in the experimenting @ FUSION - hope to see you again soon :)

  10. fabulous cards! Love how you were inspired by the Fusion Card Challenge!

  11. I love those sketched shapes stamps, and I love how you've used them on these cards.


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Carol x


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