birthday cards

I am lucky enough to know a bunch of nice people that have birthdays at the end of January. To honor the occasions I have made a few cards and I will share them today.

The first card is for my good friend Kari. I wanted something bold but watercolored with a slight texture on the background. I used heat embossing to resist the watercolor so the image and sentiment stands out. Along with the card, I made her a pair of earrings.

The second card is for my friend, Dave. I wanted to create something fun and colorful but not so girly. I also wanted to include a "miss you" sentiment since he lives in Chicago and I only see him about once per year. (We stay in touch thanks to Facebook.

These earrings are Swarovski glass pearls and fuchsia crystal hearts.

 

 

 

I made the next card just to have one in my stash of cards. I am asked for Birthday cards at work and have run out.

The card is based on a Bokeh look. Bokeh is the aesthetic quality of a blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image, usually points of light. I love the graphic look of the different size and shapes of the dots. I kept the background within the same color family and mounted on a similar color mat to keep the background from over powering the sentiment.

I will need to make a few more birthday cards to replenish my stock. I should have plenty of opportunity in the Online Card Class I am taking starting 1/26. The class is Clean and Simple Techniques. I am very excited. Look for those posts soon. 

until next time, mel xoxo