Saturday, September 14, 2013

Birthday cards for challenges

I was able to get some more birthday cards done this week.  I created these two for some challenges.  First, the Annabelle Stamps Splash it On challenge.  I was lucky enough to win a couple of Annabelle's new stamps during their last release, including Splat Attack, which was perfect for this challenge.

A really simple card to create, I got out my neon inks and created a background print, I always work from lightest to darkest when stamping with neons.  An Avery Elle sentiment with a handwritten "to you", and that was that.  The great news is that I still have some of that print I created, so I'll be able to make at least one more of these.

Next, I thought that the 10 Minute Craft Dash would be a great one to start regularly participating in to create some quick birthday cards, although I confess that I probably take way more than 10 minutes to figure out what's going to actually go on the card and to lay out the supplies.

I thought my last craft dash card looked really stark as I went very CAS on it, so this time I pulled out some patterned paper and larger embellishments.  I definitely like this one better than my first try, and was doing pretty well until I decided to go a bit off-road from my plan....when I decided the oval frame needed a little something and added marker dots all around it....but I finished just in the knick of time.

Hope your weekend is going well!

Supplies Used:
Card 1
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - White Daisy and Black cardstock
Stamps:  Annabelle Stamps - Splat Attack; Avery Elle - Everyday Tags
Ink:  Hero Arts - Neon Yellow, Orange, Pink, Green, and Blue; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Other:  American Crafts - Black Precision Point 05 Pen; Tombow - Mono Adhesive
Card 2
Paper/Cardstock:  Pebbles - Family Ties Cards; Glitz - Uncharted Waters 8x8 pad; CTMH - White Daisy and Chocolate cardstock
Stamps:  Avery Elle - Everyday Tags
Ink:  CTMH - Honey and Twilight
Other:  Pebbles - Family Ties Chips; Twinery - Buttercream Twine; Spectrum Noir Marker - CT4; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; CTMH - Liquid Glass, Dimensional Foam Tape


  1. These are gorgeous!! LOVING the splashes on the first one!!!

  2. Wow, love your zingy bright splash card, and your 10 minute card is gorgeous too, that would take me longer that 10 minutes lol

  3. Love all those bright splashes with the bold black sentiment and added handwriting. Super fab! And your second card is perfectly designed.

  4. Both your cards are fabulous, I especially love those bright splashes!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps (congrats on your win - it's such a great set)!

  5. Great cards! The splashes are neon-awesome! And the marker dots on the second card was a sweet touch. Added that hint of color that really made it pop. Beautifully done Miriam!

  6. Love the neon colours you've used, they work perfectly with the 'splat' from Splat Attack!
    TFS with us this week :)

  7. These are beautiful cards Miriam! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for sharing your memories. Take care you!

  8. Both are totally awesome and would definitely take me more than ten minutes to create! Love the bright splashes on the first and love the composition of the second.

    Hugs my friend. Your constant support for both my work and me are so so appreciated and gratefully received. I am sorry I've not been visiting so much lately. I hope I can do better by you. You are such an amazing person. <3

  9. You are amazing with the 10 mins dash! Both cards are SUPER GORGEOUS!! I love the perfect stamping on the first one, especially! Beautiful!!!

  10. Awesome card. Thanks for playing along with us in the 10 Minute Craft Dash and hope to see you again.

  11. Gorgeous cards!!! I love the neon splats!!!

  12. love that ink splot card, so colorful and controlled messy :) The 10 min craft dash card is so sweet, love the soft colors!

  13. Love both cards! Clever to use those big embellishments for getting the card done in 10 minutes. Thanks for playing at the 10 MInute Craft Dash!

  14. Both of your cards are gorgeous and SO different! Your style is so versatile, lucky duck :)

  15. Your cards are so pretty, I especially love the neon one !

  16. So fantastically unique and different, Miriam! LOVE all those bold pops of color on the first! What a great stamp! And the second is ever so soft and girly. Yum!

  17. Both of your cards are Awesome but I love your colourful splatter card, the colours are wonderful and it's perfect with the touch of black!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Annabelle Stamps!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  18. Two fabulous cards Miriam! Love how you played with ABS Splash it on challenge. Your card is such a fun one and sure to be appreciated. Thanks for joining in the fun at ABS :)

  19. Love the neon splat card, you have created a very striking effect, and it looks so clean and simple, well done.