Sunday, February 28, 2010

Birthday Cards

The sunshine today made me think that Spring might actually be on its way. I made a run to Target and didn't even wear my coat. It was 35 degrees out and warmer than it's been in months. I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere...you know you're from Iowa when you think 35 degrees is warm. Yuk, yuk, yuk... :)

Today I'm going to show you two cards. One, is essentially a reincarnation of one I showed you before. My other niece is turning 11 and I sent her money for a gift. She was heading to Mall of America in Mpls with her mom (my sister) so I thought she should have some spending money.

 

The other card I wanted to try out my new clear Spica pen. I like that I can make things shimmery without getting messy with glitter. I'm dipping my toe into the world of sparkles and I'm ankle deep using this pen. I colored each of the colored blocks and really, really love the slight shimmer they give. I like that this card is very simple and minimalist but it feels like it's missing something. Maybe it's just me. What else does it need, do you think?

 

I have some other cards that I've been working on and need to Photoshop them yet before I can post them. They always turn out so gray! Does anyone have any links on tutorials for taking better pictures of cards and/or scrapbook pages?????
Have a great week everyone!

Supplies:
Purple money card:
Stamps: Birthday Basics (PTI)
Paper: Plum Pudding, RFizz, white (PTI); PP (unknown)
Ink: Memories Black
Other: Nestabilities scalloped rectangle, ribbon (stash), heart punch for flame, $20 :)

Rainbow card:
Stamps: Birthday Basics (PTI)
Paper: various
Ink: Memories Black
Other: Scor-Pal, Spica clear glitter pen

9 comments:

Anika said...

Jennifer, I love your little money candle - I need to remember that! You should have gone with to the Mall of America - we could have met up for some crafting time!

Thanks for leaving me some blog love today!

Dana said...

Jennifer your candle/money card is absolutely amazing. You are so clever to use the money that way! Plus, I LOVE the purple with the orange! Too yummy.
Your CAS card does not need a thing IMHO. It's perfect. And, you photographed these two card beautifully! You don't need a tutorial at all, but maybe you could TEACH one for the rest of us!

AuroraDawn said...

That money card is fantastic I've never seen one like it before, love it :O)

And the CAS card is beautiful, don't change a thing about it!

Sue Ann said...

Love the candle card ....... very smart there young lady. I love how simple the second card is and because nothing else is going on against the white you see the shimmer of the squares ....... does that make sense I am tired and it is only 530 YIKES!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are both WONDERFUL!! Love the bright colors on the first and the rainbow and CAS style of the second! Great job!

megspaulding said...

Love your cards, very clever! So simple yet very snazzy!

Terri said...

Love them both! I think the second one is perfect just the way it is. Very clean and simple Great job!

Sherry said...

SUPER cute cards! I think the second card is just perfect as is....and the money candle is just the most clever thing ever!!

MintStamps said...

I love both cards! That candle one is genius! I may have to do that. I think the rainbow card is perfect as is...CAS at its best.