Saturday, September 26, 2015

Happy Birthday to You



Hello everyone.  I had a bit of time earlier in the week to make something for this week's Make it Monday #224, and if you have not had a chance to watch it, I really encourage you to check it out. It's such a fun look and not that hard to do.



I made my first version of this card using the Center Stage Cover plate, but it was not a good fit with the sentiment I chose--too busy, so it went into the trash.  I ended up just using a solid piece of black card stock and slicing it into 1/2 inch pieces.  I used Luxe Gold paper for my Sketched Stars.



I was left with every other strip of black card stock, so made another card that is the exact mirror image of the first.  I embellished this card with Beautiful Blooms II flowers in Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet and Hawaiian Shores--some of my very favorite PTI colors.  I am entering this card at Just Add Ink #281:  Add Your Three Favorite Colors.








I am also entering these cards at Simon Says Monday Stamptember:  Use a Stamp and Simon Says Wednesday: No Designer Paper.




Thanks for Visiting




22 comments :

  1. These are beautiful, eye-catching, cards Joyce. I love that you added pops of colourful flowers to a black and white base for our Just Add Ink challenge; thanks for playing along!

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  2. Very pretty cards! Like both of them...

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  3. Both great cards! Love your color choices for the flowers..they really pop out against the black and white.

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  4. These cards look so original! They really pop by the contrasts... Hugs, Gerrina

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  5. These are both beautiful Joyce! I agree this is one to watch for sure! Love the end results!

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  6. Both gorgeous cards, fabulous designs and I love the split sentiment and each with super with stars and flowers!!

    hugs
    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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  7. I was intrigued with this design technique but haven't had time to see the video. Your cards are gorgeous, Joyce, and I will be checking the video so I can try it myself.

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  8. These are amazing Joyce and this technique really shines on your cards.

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  9. These are so pretty and I love those gold stars!

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  10. These are both fabulous Joyce!!

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  11. Loving both of them Joyce! The first is a stunner with just the gold stars, but love the 2nd one too with the pretty pops of color against the black and white. Two very lovely cards!! :0)

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  12. Wasn't this a fun technique? Great idea to make two cards using the cut strips, Joyce. Both cards are just lovely with totally different looks - gold vs. pops of color!

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  13. Both of these cards are lovely and I love that you got a twofer--two great cards from one technique. The stars and the flowers make sure different designs!

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  14. No way could I accomplish this technique, even with years of trying! Your duo here: dynamic and dazzling! Amazing the differences in 'feel' with the stars and flowers. Swooning!
    Hugs~c

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  15. Joyce...you totally rocked this challenge! Both of your cards are so perfect. Now I need that die!!!.

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  16. Stunningly effective Joyce. Love the bold stripes and pops of colour. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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  17. Two fabulous cards, Joyce! That's a perfect sentiment for this type of card. I love the gold stars!!

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  18. What a fun technique - you've rocked it! I'm going to have to check this one out.

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  19. Joyce, these are gorgeous! I love them equally!!! And I'm totally wishing I had done black and white.

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  20. Gorgeous, Joyce ... gaspingly so ... love those pops of colour with the bold stripes! Hugs, Anita :)

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  21. You did an amazing job with this technique, Joyce! I love both cards...especially that you added gold stars on the first one...They really pop against the black and white stripes :)

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