Sunday, October 25, 2009

'Tis the season....

...for birthdays!

Today is my birthday and I have a bunch of friends who have birthdays in October, so I've been making, and still have to make, lots of birthday cards.

This first card was made for my online stamping buddy, Silke Ledlow, using patterned paper from The Angel Company, paired up with one of my favorite Lockhart Company Stamps - Patio Lavender, which was colored with Copic markers. The sentiment is from Endless Creations.

I cut the main image out using a Labels Five Nestabilities die and matted it on a Labels Six panel of Ocean Tides card stock from Papertrey Ink. The backgrounds of both stamped images were airbrushed.

For the inside of the card, I used a sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Birthday Basics set and added a matted strip of the patterned paper.

This second card was made for my boss's wife, who turned 40 earlier this month. I have no idea whose patterned paper this is, but I love the colors in it.

I matted the top and bottom of it with a scalloped edged sheet of BasicGrey paper and stamped my butterflies, from Papertrey Ink's Butterfly Kisses, on the patterned paper and cut them out, then adhered them just under the center, so their wings were popped up. I added a couple of silver pearls for their bodies. The sentiment is from the same set and was cut out using a Ribbon Tags Trio die, then threaded with Papertrey Ink's Ocean Tides satin ribbon and topped off with a Berry Sorbet button and some twine.

For the inside, I used another sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Birthday Basics set, stamped with Berry Sorbet ink.

Sorry I was absent from blogging last week - I was out of town for work and was just too pooped at night to post!

Last night Tim took me out to a lovely dinner for my birthday, and I'll be spending today with my Kraft Kat friends! I can think of very few better ways to spend my birthday!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend too! Thanks for looking!


Janine said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBIN!! Hope your enjoyed your day... What did you do??
Love the card you made here too. I love lavender...

Joan Ervin said...

What beautiful birthday cards, Robin...don't ya just love pretty patterned paper!!! Happy birthday to you, too...hope it was super special!!!!

JeanFB said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Robin! Love what you've done with these cards - so nice to see the pretty insides, too!

Silke Ledlow said...

Both cards are gorgeous and I have to be a bit bias here....I absolutely love my birthday card - LOL!!!

Thank you so much for mailing it too me!!! Hugs ~S~

Anne said...

AWWWW!! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY ROBIN!! So sorry I missed your special day! These BD cards are beautiful, your friends are lucky ducks!! I love the way you carry the theme all the way to the inside, what a wonderful card to receive!!

Chris said...

Great cards - especially the lavender one (one of my favorite plants!). It's wonderful how you decorate the inside as well...I really must start doing this!