Thursday, 14 October 2010

BRAK Birdie Birthday Cards

I needed to send a few birthday RAK cards this month.  They all had to go to the USA and I wanted them to be fairly flat for ease of posting.  I've been having a stressful time over the last few days, my camera problems are still not over for one thing, so I decided to make things easy for myself and CASE a card from page 16 of the new UK SU! catty.  I liked how it turned out so I made 3 of them altogether, one pink and two apricot, all A6 size.

I dug out my very neglected 12" x 12" Soft Subtles textured CS for these cards.  I've had the pack for ages and hardly used it.  I only have a small Pretty in Pink ink pad and it's dry so for my tone on tone stamping on the pink card I used a VersaMark pad.  I used Apricot Appeal ink for the tonal stamping on the other cards.  I made the pink card first and then made the apricot cards slightly differently - I  used my Eyelet Border punch on the Crumb Cake panel and a different sentiment.  The birds are popped up with thin 3d foam tape and I added gems for the eyes.

Stamps: SU! Vintage Vogue, Wow Flowers & Sincere Salutations sets
CS: SU! textured Pretty in Pink & Apricot Appeal,SU! Crumb Cake, Old Olive & Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark, SU! Old Olive & Apricot Appeal
Tools: SU! Two-Step Bird punch, SU! Eyelet Border punch, SU! Mat Pack, paper piercer
Embellishments & accessories: Anita's gem wheel, 3d foam tape



Joanne said...

Very pretty cards Ruth. Wow! Apricot Appeal!! Bring your PiP ink pad on Tuesday and I'll juice it up for you.

Zoe said...

These are both really lovely x