Friday, September 23, 2011

Sunny Birthday Cards

Hello friends & followers!  I hope you are all having a happy Friday and have something fun planned for this weekend.  :)  Today I have two cards to share with you.  The first I created for Skipping Stones Design Sketch Challenge 94 using SSD's 'Margarita Birthday' set and some yummy tropical pre-glittered patterned paper from DCWV's Citrus mat stack:
(Please click on the photo for clearer resolution).  I know these tropical colors are not exactly seasonal at the moment, but they are happy and bright and I like them.  :)  I took the liberty of changing the circle to a margarita glass (LOL!) and the lime wedge takes the place of the star and is popped up with dimensionals (as is the glass).  I added some Stickles (side note - mine are ALWAYS getting clogged - if any of you have some advice on how to unclog them I would be most grateful, inserting an unfolded paper clip into the opening does not seem to be working) to create the 'salt' rim and some seed beads threaded through a thin wire to serve as the wine glass ring.  The inside says "...especially when the salt accompanies a drink and good friends."


My second card was created for There She Goes Clear Stamps Challenge 123 - to create a birthday card with pizzazz in celebration of their 3rd birthday.  I opted for a CAS layout using TSG's 'Make a Wish' set:
(please click on the photo for clearer resolution).  Again, I opted for happy, sunny yellow.  Although, this is Daffodil Delight and the previous card used Yoyo Yellow - can you tell the difference?  Maybe not with monitor distortion.  The cupcakes were colored using my Copic markers and I have to say, my friend Lee might faint, but I liked the way they looked before adding the glitter.  I thought the glitter was required for the challenge when in actuality the little heart shaped rhinestones I added to three of the ROYGBV cupcakes (I love color, LOL!) would have been sufficient to meet the challenge requirements.  I just really liked the shading I did with my Copic markers and the glitter hids it a little.  


Well, that is all I have for you right now, I might have something more to see this evening - I need to find something to take my mind that I have to wait one more day for TSG's Release Party (Saturday Night 9 pm EST - be there or be square!) and to fill my time since there is no Friday Night Chat at TSG this evening.  (insert melodramatic sigh here).  Have a wonderful Friday everyone!!  :)
~Crafty Math Chick

13 comments:

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

I love your cards! So bright and fun! Thanks for playing along with us at SSD! :)

Summerthyme Studio said...

Pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Touch Twin!

Vicki

Jingle said...

These are both super cute and colorful! You made that glass look fabulous!!! Thanks for always playing along with us over at SSD!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

super cute, love the margarita glass!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, yummy! Both of these are so fun, Meredith. I especially like that margarita--looks delish!!

Theresa said...

Hey lady - totally love your cards. My b-day is coming up and I defintely need to take it with a grain of salt. Love the cupcakes and the frame behind it. Awesome work!!

Amy Sheffer said...

One should always feel at liberty to change something to a margarita -- LOL!! Totally loving the creative detail on the glass, too! Thanks for playing along in this week's SSD sketch!

Meg said...

I'm clinging onto summer for as long as I can, so I say keep the bright cards coming! I love the diagonal stripes on the margarita card, as well as all the fun accents you added to the margarita glass!

Anita said...

I love the bright colors. Stunning cards!

StephC said...

Very fun, bright cards! They're beautiful.

Would you please email me again, I never got your email for the FYI Sweet and Sassy challenge winner info.

Thanks a bunch!
Steph
onecraftychica@gmail.com

Wendy said...

Both of these cards are soo darling!!! I am a huge fan of Margaritas. I may have told you that before!! This is one of my favorite sets. You did such a fantastic job with the sketch!! Thanks again for supporting Skipping Stones Designs week after week. I hope you have a great, rest of your week!!!

Stephanie said...

I'll have to toast you with a margarita for this awesome, colorful card! Lovely use of the sketch with this set! Thanks for joining us over at Skipping Stones Designs!!

Karen B. said...

These cards are just plain awesome, I love the bright happy colors! And the details you've put into that first one, wow! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design too!