Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Birthday cards

I've had two birthday cards to make tonight - one I was stalled on temporarily but the need to get it in the post tomorrow has spurred me on!

First, for a guy I work with - he doesn't look anything like Eric, but I love this Stampotique chap.

I inked a tag with wild honey and added the Wendy Vecchi background in a brown archival ink before mounting Eric (or is it Karl after my friend?) I've used watercolour pencils for his outfit.

I stamped two of the greetings from a Hero Arts set across a white card before adding the tag, and the sentiment is by Tim H. (Karl is leaving soon to go to a new job, so I thought it was quite appropriate for that too!)

The second card is for..... can't tell you as she does check out my blog occasionally!

For this, I used a new stamp I got on Saturday (you'll have to catch tomorrow's post for the rest of the stash!) by Penny Black. 

The ink pad is Melon Melody by Kaleidacolour, whch I brayered on a piece of thin white card.

I did distress the edges lightly and inked them with wild honey and crushed olive distress inks, but it's very subtle!!

I used wild honey round the edges of the scalloped-edged card and added a Wendy background and sentiment (one of those new ones from last week, but not Saturday....) on a scrap also coloured from the melon melody pad.  I added some crushed olive and wild honey inks to two prima flowers. The flower centres are card candy in gold from Craftwork Cards (as is the scalloped card)

4 comments:

Gez said...

Beautiful cards Helen. I love the colours you have chosen. Sorry, I missed your WOYWW last week. Your book pages are looking FAB.xx

Wendy said...

Eric looks fab Helen, I love the plaid background, it suits him really well.

Sarah Anderson said...

I love the plaid background to 'Eric' too, although I'd never have known his name lol

Lori said...

Good Lord, I hope he doesn't look like Eric, with that huge forehead and all...Lovely cards Helen, and the brayering is just wonderful, love the colors!