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)


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!