Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Easy Birthday Cards

The same friend who wanted the baseball card posted here, wanted more than one. Here is a really quick and easy one I came up with...
The green and brown card base is supposed to be like grass with a dirt infield. That part of the card is "flat" like a postcard. The baseball opens at the top where it has a hinge. To make this, I folded the ivory cardstock, then cut the circle, making sure to stop before going all the way around.
Stamps: You're a Winner, Running Stitches

Ink: Noir, Moulin Rouge and Cognac Palettes

Paper: Ivory Ultrasmooth, Bazzill Greens, Brown

Other: Watercolor Pencils with Dove Blender, Gray Tombow, eyelets set with Crop-a-dile

Note: I again used a Stipple Brush to apply the Cognac ink to make it look like a dirty baseball. I also bent the Running Stitches Stamp to make it look like stitching on a baseball. Once again, that's partly why I love unmounted stamps so much! Woo Hoo!
One more quick and easy card for you today. No fancy techniques involved on this one--just kept it really simple. Of course, you have to give it to the right person or it seems really mean! LOL ;-)
Stamps: Birthday Wishes, Needed Numbers (retired)

Ink: Noir and Charcoal Palettes

Paper: White Ultrasmooth, Black, Red (retired)

Other: Hydra-sponge, Pop Dots, ribbon, staples, black micron pen (retired)