Sunday, January 2, 2011

Thank You and Birthday cards



First up is a different type of card than what I usually do. All black and white! This one is based on last Thursday's challenge at 365 cards. The challenge was to use a silhouette on your card, and the twist was that you could only use black and white. This was a hard one! I stamped one of my Mimi images (from DeNami Design) and just colored everything in with a black marker. I was quite pleased with the results! I then reached into my scraps and found a piece of black and white patterned paper from American Crafts. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn. I stamped it with Versamark ink and then embossed it with white embossing powder. I thought it needed some "oomph", so I gave the girls a little bit of bling with Icicle Stickles.


I just love this next card, Peachy Birthday. This card was also made for the 365 card challenge blog. Last Wednesday's challenge was to "Keep It Simple" by only using one image, one sentiment, and one embellie. Another twist was that you could only use 1/3 of the card surface. Again, quite a struggle for me since I love embellies! I love the patterned paper cake layers, though-I think they are an embellishment in themselves. All of these papers are from an old DCWV stack-Nana's Nursery. The cake stamps are from Lawn fawn, and the sentiment is from imaginisce. The colors were inspired by Mona Pendleton's new challenge blog: CR84FN.


Finally, I have a birthday card for my Hero Arts friend, Marilyn. I missed her birthday the other day, but I still wanted to send her a pretty card. Plus, I owe her one! Marilyn sent me an adorable card last summer, so it's my turn. :) This card is based on Sketch #2 of sketch week by Lucy Abrams. I used another stamp (the dressform) from Lawn Fawn, and the same Imaginisce sentiment. I also embellished the tag a little bit with a Martha Stewart border punch. Making a dent in my stash, too-the red polka dot paper is AT LEAST 10 years old! It came in a Bitty Paper stack from Provo Craft which I got when I first started scrapbooking way back when. I loved the color and the print, though, so it never made it's way into the circular file. I love the combo of red and teal. They look great with the kraft and white, don't you think?



20 comments:

Michele Gross said...

I'm so glad you are back in blogland!! :) Your cards are delightful and I LOVE that silhouette card! Awesome-ness!!

AnitaRex said...

Wow love all 3 cards! So pretty! I like how you made a Silhouette card! So clever! And such a great card for Marilyn!

Ann said...

These are great, Sherri! Love that paper pieced cake!

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely card! The paper piecing works great for your CR84FN entry, thanks for joining us this week!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVIN' the cake and that dress! LOVE these cards--fab job!

Andrea M said...

Love these cards, especially the CR84FN card!!! I'm a sucker for some gorgeous CAS creations and yours so completely fit the bill. I love the paper piecing on the cake card! Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the birthday cake card for Mona's Challenge. The colors are just perfect and the button adds just the right amount of pizazz! THX for playing along at CR84FN with us!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely cards! The CR84FN card is so fun with it multi layers in different papers. Glad you joined us at CR84FN this week.

Heather Jensen said...

Great creations! That birthday cake is darling. :)
Thanks for playing at CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh what fun cards Sherri! Love your multi-layered birthday cake! Thanks for playing along with the CR84FN challenge :)

Court said...

Umm... I LOVE these! And girl, you are everywhere right now! I am so proud of you!!! Go girl, go! Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning for my ladybug post! :) You made me smile! :)

Debgem said...

Such a great selection of cards. I think the black and white thanks card is very elegant! The multi-layered birthday cake is so yummy! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Hannah said...

Coloring in the image to make it a silhouette!? You're a genius! lol. I don't think I would have thought of that. I'm sitting here with this look of "duh" on my face. Haha. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful cards, Sherri! Especially love the birthday cake and all the fabulous PP layers! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Meredith said...

I LOVE how you paper pieced that cake together, it's stunning!! I really must try that technique.... thanks for playing with CR84FN!

Pam said...

More fabulous cards! My fave is definitely the silhouette card, it is so elegant!!

~amy~ said...

wooo hooooo sherri...all your cards are rockin'!!

Lucy Abrams said...

These are great card - and I love that red polka dot dress. I want one :)
Thanks for joining in my challenge.

Wendy said...

Oh my, the silhouetted DeNami girls are amazing - love how you created this look with that stamp!

Laurel said...

All of these cards are gorgeous. Congrats on making top 2 at cupcake creations using the Bake me a cake set from Lawn Fawn... It was simply fabulous and very deserving of being spotlighted! :)