Thursday, July 11, 2013

It is birthday time

I love making cards but for some reason I seem to seldom use the theme of birthdays. 
 Moxie Fab is featuring a new Birthday issue all of this week so they have issued a few challenges. I love challenges so I knew I needed to create something.  I used the challenge that uses a sketch. 
 I love my stamps from Avery Elle and the matching dies are so perfect with them.  I could see this flower stamped in black so that was the starting point for my card.  The other part of the challenge is to use all stamps or no stamps so I went with the all stamping part.  To keep with that, I decorated my cut hexagons with the tweed background stamp from Hero Arts.  Stamping it in black was the perfect choice.  The banner die is from Paper Smooches and that sentiment is also from Avery Elle.
 Here is the Moxie Fab sketch.
 And for more birthday fun, I wanted to use the retro sketch and so I went with some supplies from October Afternoon.  The vintage card is from a package of embellishments.  The sketch was my inspiration for this card although it was followed rather loosely.  This fits the Moxie Fab challenge to create a birthday card.
 The word "birthday" is a die from PaperTrey, Inc.  I thought it was fun to add that to the vintage card.
Here is the retro sketch.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

12 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are beautiful!! LOVING the flower and the retro birthday scenery!!!

Connie Mercer said...

you had me on the first one~ love the black on white, stunning and then I scrolled down and saw the second one, so me !! LOVE IT!!!

Patrice said...

Great card - I hope you join me at 52 Card Pickup again this week!
http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/07/52-card-pickup-228.html

Virginia L. said...

SO awesome, Linda! Both of your cards are perfect examples for the challenges! The first one is so sophisticated. The 2nd one is simply delightful with the vintage image and mix of pattern paper!

MichelleZ said...

Sper-Cute! I love that die. And the retro image is awesome. Great card!

Audrey Pettit said...

You know, I hardly ever make birthday cards, either...unless I actually need one. :) LOVE yours! The all stamping, all black and white design is stunning! That flower just pops, and I love the banner sentiment on the side like that, too. And the retro card is just beautiful! Totally up my shabby little alley!

lindalou said...

Both cards are so cool in their own way. The first is so elegant and the second is just pure fun. I love the story book words. Perfect.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Each has its own style and look. Love them both!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Love both your birthday cards, Linda! The black flower is beautiful. Love the white center and the tweed on the hexagons. You should enter your card over at Flourish's. Their challenge is to make a black and white project. Great take on the Retro Sketch too.

Cath said...

Hey Linda! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Sketch Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Cath said...

Hey Linda! Thanks also for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun there as well! :)

Karen said...

great cards...