Friday, September 23, 2011

Birthday & Anniversary Cards - Heart 2 Heart Challenges

Without even thinking I often tend to use a combination of browns, greens and cream when I'm doing a vintage look on a card or scrapbook page.  When the Heart 2 Heart challenge blog asked what color combos do you use I was surprised to realize I had just used these colors again!

I recently had 2 cards to make for men, and I always turn to Distress Inks for that masculine touch.  The first was a birthday card that I used CTMH stamps on, stamped in Vintage Photo. I used green Distress Ink on the cardstock and then I brushed the edges with the Distress  paint.  I tore a piece of green mulberry paper around the edges and layered it with a recycled stamp, cut around the edges with 'postal' cut scissors and stuck on a couple accessories.

For my husband, for our 6th Anniversary I used the same color combos, cream, green & brown and layered patterned paper cut with a torn paper look and stamped in the center with a CTMH stamp.  I sponged distress ink on the paper and over the Spellbinders pocket watch die cut to accent the embossing and color coordinate it to the rest of the card.  The Heart 2 Heart blog also had another September challenge to use die cuts on your projects!

We ened up going to Cirque du Soleil Ovo show for our Anniversary night out and it was wonderful! It was my first time going to one of their shows and I was in awe at the work that must go into the production of this.  We don't get out too often together, so this was well worth it!!

1 comment:

  1. Both cards are terrific! I really like the different elements on each one. Thanks so much for sharing them with us at H2H Challenges!