Friday, March 16, 2012

First 2 of 4

We have 4 birthdays in March. I like to wait until I actually get them in the mail before I post them. I have got to tell you, I am getting much better at making custom envelopes! At least the people at the post office think so! This card is for my older son. It is a milestone birthday for him, but I kind of liked this image for him - actually, I think it is my favorite Edwin. I am super afraid of chickens, but I fell in love with these three (2 on the front and 1 on the inside). They are Bildmalarna, I think. Of course Edwin is Magnolia. I kind of sketched in the hay bales and then colored them.
I went easy on the stickles - only the "golden" egg and the chickens combs are glittery! Aren't they just the cutest? I have recently purchased a lattice die for my cuttlebug - it didn't cut well, but I love the idea so you get to see the part that it did cut! Guy card = button instead of flower. Liked that little rubbery button that says you're the best. I used a dashed line punch and threaded the twine through. I like the different look. This card is on red cardstock. Amy R of Prairie Paper and Ink does a lot of videos and she has shown me over and over to cut some extra pieces of dp when I am making the card front. These will be used to decorate the inside of the card. Life has become a lot easier since I do that! Not only, but the inside of the card isn't hard to make anymore and it actually makes sense!   What do you think?

The copics I used on this card are: E00, E11, E51, E53, E57, E59, E18, R20, R22, R27, R29, BG000, BG01, BG05, Y21, Y26, YR23.
This next card is for one of the younger grandsons. Actually this one is nine.
I couldn't believe my luck when I found that ribbon in my stash! And that paper, too! How perfect that was for this image! I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to lay out the scene and paper pieced the clouds. If you go ahead and stamp them first you will have that nice black edge even if you accidentally cut some of it off when cutting out the pieces! (Thank you Kristina Werner!) I used a few Tim Holtz distress inks on the inside. They really do match the dp! I recently bought a Tim Holtz die that cuts a bunch of different tags all at the same time. Just had to give it a shot, and found a stamp with a cute sentiment that fit on one of the tags. See what I mean about the inside? It looked ok just plain, but I love to ink anything I can! So here are the copics I used on this card: E51, E57, E18, E53, E00, E11, E59, C2, C3, C5, C7, R20, R27, R29, R14, YR23, Y21, Y26, BG09, BG05, BG01, YG23, YG13, YG09, YG17.

I don't usually post two cards at the same time, but it has been quite awhile and since they are both done ---. Sure hope you all enjoy them. Please leave me a comment! I just love hearing from you! The next two cards are for women, so they will be (hopefully) more frilly. I love frilly, I just don't make mine real fussy. I just might though this time! Stay tuned! Hugs to you all, Barb F




20 comments:

Chrisann said...

Both of these cards are spectacular....but I must say I DIG CHICKENS, lol!!! Thanks for sharing!

Sara said...

They are great cards!

Barb Hardeman said...

Fabulous job on both of these cards! Thanks for sharing the tip on cutting extra paper for the inside. Makes finishing a breeze! Happy birthday to your 'boys'. Hugs...Barb <><

Snoopy said...

Wonderful cards! The second one is my favorite.

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

Ellis said...

Fabulous cards and lovely images! =)
Hugs, Elenor

cabio's craft corner said...

Cute techniques and adorable cards Barb. Lovely techniques and sweet coloring :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Jean said...

Goodness Barb J these cards are both so adorable.. love chicks and this card is soooo cute, gotta say with a chick chick here and a chick chick there... LOL.. really cute. Love your coloring and your inside. The Outdoor sceen is great and looks really great with your coloring and love the coloring on the inside.. of course love Tim Holtz colors!! great job
Hugs, Jean

julieprice3 said...

Beautifully done, I love Edwin and his tour bus, Great work
Hugs julie P

lindamariedesigns.wordpress.com said...

Yikes! Chickens are supposed to be boneless, skinless, and in the supermarket, except when they run free in a PICTURE, like yours. Both cards are really cute! Love the shading on the hair of the first one, looks like highlights!

Karen said...

These are great!!!!

Cathy Lee said...

Sweet cards, Barb. I love Edwin and sometimes I don't think we see enough of him. He is too cute.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Louise said...

Gorgeous birthday cards Barb, love both themes
Louise

syllie said...

Both cards are adorable and beautiful.
xxxSylvia

cathylynn said...

Great cards! I too love those chicks! You did a great job on both cards!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Linda said...

Wow both of these cards are gorgeous!!!!! Love the designs and the colors!!!!! Wonderful work!!!!!

cathy said...

Very nice masculine cards.

Sandy said...

Both of your cards are out of this world good - I especially love the Edwin and the chickens. How great of a design is this! Wonderful!!!!
sandy

Elle said...

Both of your cards are to die for!

*Vicki* said...

Oh what lovely cards!! I really like the Edwin creations where you've created a lovely scene with them!! :) TFS! HUGS

Anonymous said...

Just love your cards. But, why on earth are you super afraid of chickens? You are waaay bigger and could drop kick 'em into next week.LOL But, I run for the hills over spiders...so...I shouldn't talk. Heck, I could just squish them. We have Black Widows here, and they can still poison you if you step on them after they are dead. Nevermind. LOL Cards are sooo sweet, nice job. AnnaPearl