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Monday, November 15, 2010

Jacob's 1st Birthday Card and a New Technique!!

Hello everyone...hope you had a wonderful Monday!! I took my Dad to his eye appointment this morning and then baked some chocolate chip cookies this afternoon...yummmm!!! I have only had 5 so far...I have to watch my girlish figure...LOL!!! I worked on the TLC challenge card after I was sugared up with cookies ...it's a wonder I don't have ink everywhere!!! First I wanted to show you the card I made for my youngest DGS for his 1st birthday...yikes...I can't believe he is a year old already!!! Anyway...

The adorable little robot from Inky Antics was colored with copics and layered with Bayou Blue and Kiwi Kiss. The background dp is called Rockets 'n' Sprockets by Recollections and the little space ship and space man were cut from the dp. The sentiment was computer generated and the Kiwi Kiss ribbon finished it off.

Recipe:
Stamps: Inky Antics
Paper: White, Blue Bayou, Kiwi Kiss, Recollections dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Groovy Guave
Accessories: Nestabilities, Ribbon, Star Punches

I made this card today for the Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast. Marilynn was the Guest Hostess and her challenge was the W.I.S.H. technique. We were to scribble markers on a baggie that was cut open, mist with water, and swish our stamped image across it to color the background. On my first attempt, my image didn't show up and on my second try, I embossed the Rubbernecker Christmas Tree image with white ep...I like how the image really stands out!! Sewing was done around the background edges and the lace, wrinkled seam binding, button, and twine were the finishing details.
Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker
Paper: Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Basic Grey's Fruitcake dp
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Markers, White ep, Nestabilities, Lace, Wrinkled Seam Binding, Button, Twine, Sewing Machine


22 comments:

Becky said...

Hi Joan! I am loving that Birthday card, it is just filled with all kinds of exciting things, great colors. The second one is so wonderful, love this sentiment tree and that gorgeous ribbon.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Joan - what fabulous cards - it seems you are good at every style - what a gift! Love them - thanks for the inspirtion! {{{hugs}}}

Tammy said...

Wow Joan, the second card is beautiful. I love, love the colors. Your grandson will like his birthday card, but you better get started on another one for his second birthday, goes by so quickly.

Dawn Easton said...

awwwwww Jacob's birthday card is so cute!!! They grow so quickly!!

Gorgeous holiday card as well! Sounds like an interesting yet easy technique. Hope I can try it soon!

Cassie said...

Adorable cards, Joan! Sadly, now you have me craving chocolate chip cookies. . .all warm and sugary. . .darn you, Joan, lol ;D

Kimberly S said...

Awww....your grandson is going to love that card Joan...so cute, and fabulous colors! The second card is a beautiful Christmas card! Fantastic job with that technique. :)

Charlene said...

Wow...I love the little robot card! Too sweet and that Technique is fabulous...I'm such a technique chicken but you've inspired me to give this one a try. Your choice of colors is awesome! Love the embossing.

Stampvanwinkle said...

I love your cards Joan, The little robot is so adorable and I love the layout and all the embellishments and the designer paper is perfect.

Your second card is so elegant. Lovely work.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Deb

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

I just love your birthday card, love the colors and the patterns and the image perfect for a little boy of 1, how exciting! Your second card is great, what a fun technique, may have to check that one out because that is a fun affect.

maryr917 said...

wow can you believe how fast time flies-your dgs is a year old already-and you created such a cute card for him-I have seent this dp at michael's and thought it would be great for a kids card

Linda Palmer said...

Your Grandson's birthday card is so cute. Love the second card too. You are so willing to try new ideas.

Monique said...

What a cute boy card!! Your second card is beautiful..I {heart} that stamp and great colored wrinkled seam binding.. Great work Joan!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Fun and beautiful! You can do it all!

*Vicki* said...

AWW! I adore that top card!! the stars are so perfect on it!! :) WOW!! LOVE the beautiful second card Joan with the colors and yummy ribbons!! WOW!!

Betty Wright said...

The top card is just too cute! The second one is so rich and fabulous, Joan! I may need to check out this technique and give it a go. Sounds like something I can do at least...maybe! Lovely cards!

Dawn B. said...

Your first card is so sweet. He will love it.. The second one is a really neat technique. I need to try this one.. Great cards.. I want some CC cookies now.

Crystal said...

AWWW that first card is as cute as can be..he will LOVE it for sure!! Your second card is GORGEOUS I SOOOOO LOVE your ribbons!

Barb said...

Hi, Joan! I love the robot card! I bought a few sheets of that dp but haven't figured out what to do with it. Now you have inspired me :-)

The W.I.S.H. technique is beautiful. I'm sure if I tried it I would just make a big mess! Yours adds such elegance to the card.

Hugs,
Barb

Susan (rainy) said...

What a beautiful Christmas card, Joan. I LOVE that ribbon/bow. And the card for your little 1st-birthday guy is adorable.

Broni said...

FABulous! I love how the white embossing just pops off that beautiful inked background! And your seam binding coordinates perfectly!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

the b'day card is so dang cute....and that second card just drips in elegance...love the rich warm colors...wowza

JulieA said...

Oh girl, those are awesome! I love the bot birthday card. It is so sweet and the bots are cute! Your DGS is going to love it. Especially since it was made with so much love. And your technique card is really breath-taking. The embossing really does stand out. Definitely not your average, run of the mill card. It's a beautiful creation!