Friday, August 16, 2013

Two Birthday Cards








I made two birthday cards today.  My first card uses the colors from this week's CAS-ual Fridays CFC112 challenge, the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch CTS#41, and is inspired by the balloons at the Lil Inker 3rd Birthday Challenge.  I am also linking up at this week's Seize the Birthday Anything Goes Challenge.  I put my sentiment on a Stitched Sentiment Flag and then trimmed both ends into v's without stitching (so they would match).




My second birthday card is for this week's Curtain Call Carnival Craze.  This is my first time playing in this challenge.  When I saw all the DT playing with Admit One, I decided to pull out my set and play along.  My card design was inspired by this card by Kasia.  I loved all the black stamping on white with only one image colored in.  I used Glossy Accents on the colored ponies.  I am also linking this card up at this week's Seize the Birthday Anything Goes Challenge. 



Supplies Used (PTI):
Birthday Wishes
Stamps:  Verve Big Wish
Paper:  White, Orange Zest, Aqua Mist, Limeade Ice, SU Basic Gray
Ink:  Orange Zest
Other:  Lil Inker Dies:  Balloons, Balloon String, Stitched Rectangle, Stitched Sentiment Flag

Celebrate Today
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Admit One, Mixed Messages
Paper:  White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Other:  Copic Markers


Thanks for Visiting

37 comments :

  1. Fabulous cards Joyce! I love those balloons and way to rock three challenges too. Your carousel card is also fantastic, love the spots of colours and the tickets peaking in. Thank you for joining us for the Carnival Craze challenge.

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  2. Two fabulous cards today Joyce...I am in love with your carousel card and need that set now! this is not the first time you have used it where I was just blown away at what you have done. Love it!!! Your balloon bouquet is so fun and very festive. I remember when Ashleigh was younger I would always get her a big balloon bouquet like this...just so fun.

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  3. Wow! Such a fun birthday balloons card! :)

    Thank you for linking up your birthday card to the Seize the Birthday challenge this fortnight.

    Cheers,
    DT Jenny
    http://cookieadventures.blogspot.sg/

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  4. Joyce, these are both awesome! I love the selective coloring on your second card. And your cluster of balloons are perfect. Awesome job combining all 4 challenges. You rock!! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  5. The balloon card is perfect for a birthday and your carousel card is AMAZING - love it.

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  6. Fantastic cards, Joyce! I'm so glad you joined us for our 3rd Birthday Celebration & Challenge! You do such great work!
    Laura
    Lil' Inker Designs

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  7. Super cute cards Joyce. Love the balloons on the first one. The spotlight coloring looks great on the second card. Thank your for playing along with us at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

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  8. Awesome cards. I love your balloons and how you just colored one of the images on the second card. Have a great Saturday.

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  9. Wow! Look at these great cards...I love all those balloons and great idea to notch both ends to make it look like the element in the sketch...and your carnival card is so cute in the black and white with just a few pieces colored in! I don't have any carnival stuff and it is such a cute idea.

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  10. GREAT cards for these challenges, Joyce! Love all the balloons, so festive! And the black and white spotlight card is fantastic!!

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  11. Two more adorable cards! Love the way you used coordinating patterned paper to back the star balloons. And the sweet carousels with a little spotlight color -- fantastic job, Joyce!

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  12. Lovely cards Joyce and I especially love those happy looking balloons.

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  13. I love the bright colours you used for the balloons! And the paper piercing and punched out stars are a lovely touch. Thanks so much for playing along with Seize the Birthday

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  14. You created a perfect balloon bouquet - great balance of colors & shapes!

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  15. The balloons are so wonderfully festive--perfect for the birthday celebration! Very cool carnival card too--spotlighting only a few in your black & white design looks fabulous!

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  16. SO fun and colorful Joyce. It just feels like a party. I really love the colored carousel horses - they are so sweet - I guess it takes me back to my fascination for unicorns way back when.

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  17. love those party balloons!!!

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  18. Adorable cards!! Love the black white with one image colored!!

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  19. Such wonderfully bright, fun and cheerful card! I love your balloon bouquet (thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!) - those dies are fun, aren't they? Love your use of the stitched flag! And I want to be at your carnival of merry-go-rounds! The little tickets in the corner are a fun accent. (Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call!)

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  20. Great cards Joyce. That balloon bouquet is just too cute.

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  21. I love the black and white card with only a bit colored ........it looks great ! Adding the GA was the perfect finishing touch .
    Your balloon card is beautiful , I never bought those dies because I had some .....but you have me thinking I need them.

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  22. Wonderful cards Joyce. They are both so fun. I really love the pops of color on the circus card. Hope all is well with you.

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  23. Great cards! I love how you layered the cardstock die cuts over some subtle patterns, and love the selective coloring in the second!

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  24. Oh I love these! Sweet balloons and I love the black and white with pops of color on the second card - I need to try this! :)

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  25. Love the background you added behind your balloons, Joyce! And your almost b&w second card is just so fantastic with a touch of color. I agree, that's a really great effect. Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  26. Now that is one serious bunch of balloons - a small child would definitely float away with that! LOL! And your carnival card is so fun! Love the ticket sentiments!

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  27. Loved Kasia's card and I love yours. Perfect design for a circus-y card.

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  28. Love the curtain Call CARD! So fun and whymsical!!!
    -Kimberly

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  29. Wow! I love the balloon card! It's so clean and fresh! Very good color combination. Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday this fortnight!
    Hugs, Macarena DT

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  30. Love the balloons!! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  31. love the textures on the balloons on the first card and love that you highlighted one image to create focal point on the second one. such delightful cards! thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  32. What fun cards! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Challenge!

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  33. These are both so much fun, Joyce! The layering of the balloons is awesome and look so happy. I like the stamping of the carousels in the second card and the cluster of tickets. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  34. Your balloon bouquet is perfect for your bright happy card!

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