Two Birthday Cards using Lawn Fawn

Birthday Cards, Cards

Hi everyone. I hope you’re having a great start to your week! Today I’m sharing a DOUBLE FEATURE. One video–two cards!

I had two birthdays coming up for two very special kids in my life so of course I needed some special cards to celebrate the occasions. I let my camera roll as I created the cards so I have a how-to video to share with you. You can watch the video below, or over on my YouTube channel.

These cards were just a pleasure to create. I didn’t follow any reference photos when colouring and just let the Distress Ink do its magic. That’s one of the things I love about creating for kids–just letting the creativity flow.

Anyways, that’s it for me today. Thanks so much for dropping by!

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Until next time,

julia

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Colouring Lawn Fawn using Spectrum Noir Markers

Birthday Cards, Cards

Hello my crafty friends. Welcome to another Colour Me! post. This week the challenge is to create a project using four colours: turquoise, salmon, green, and mustard.

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For my project, I recreated a card that I made for my Dad’s birthday last week. I wanted to showcase a unique way to use your Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to create an almost watercoloured look. As usual, I let me camera roll as I created the card so you can watch the how-to video below, or on my YouTube channel.

I mentioned in a blog post last week that I have been obsessed with using stitched oval frames on my cards recently. For me, they are just a classic window into a story. I create my frames using my Silhouette portrait machine. If you don’t know how to add the stitched detail in Silhouette Studio, I have a YouTube tutorial that you can watch here to learn how.

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Don’t forget to visit out other designers for even more inspiration on using this unique colour combo–

 

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That’s it for today. Thanks so much for dropping by! Until next time,

julia

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Purple Glam Birthday Card

Birthday Cards, Cards

Welcome! I took a week off, but I’m back to share a card I created for the Colour Me challenge. The challenge this week is to create a project using purple.

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To get my mojo flowing, I created a super easy and quick card. The touches of gold add a nice bit of pizzazz and glam. I used a fuchsia version of this card for a nine year old girl’s birthday last weekend and it was a hit!

As usual, I’ve created a YouTube tutorial to show you how I made this card. You can watch it below, or on YouTube.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. Make sure to visit our other designers to get your creative juices flowing–

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Until next time,

julia

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Happy Birthday Shaker Card

Birthday Cards, Cards

Welcome! This is my second post of my DOUBLE FEATURE today. If you’re here for the Colour Me! challenge, keep scrolling down.

I’m back on the Alley Way Stamps YouTube channel today sharing a shaker card I created by combining two of the mini stamp sets: Moosing You, and Wreathed in Love. You can watch my tutorial below, or on Youtube.

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I created my card for a family member who loves owls. She has impeccable taste so I think that using vellum for the shaker window, instead of clear transparency, adds a little bit of elegance to the shaker part of the card.

As always, there is plenty more TAWS inspiration over at their blog.

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Thanks so much for dropping by! Until next time,

julia

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Easy (almost) One Layer Card

Birthday Cards, Cards

Welcome! It’s already time for another Colour Me! challenge. Before I jump in to the challenge, I just want to thank everyone for your lovely comments, e-mails, and support. As it is for most of us, crafting is my passion so when I hear from viewers and readers, it just means the world to me. To all of you, I want to extend a very warm and sincere THANK YOU!

Ok, so moving on, this week the Colour Me! challenge is to create a project using baby blue, green, and pink.CMCC80

I created an *almost* one-layer card. As usual, there’s a video to show you how I created my card. You can watch it below, or on YouTube.

This card was really easy to create. I think it would be fun to replicate and make a set of similar cards with matching envelopes to give as a gift.

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Thanks so much for dropping by this week! If you need a little boost of inspiration, make sure to visit the other designers–

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Until next time,

julia

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