a couple of birthday cards

there are a lot of summer birthdays in my family, which calls for a lot of fun, summery birthday cards.  with a plethora of banners. :)

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for the first card, i used a lot of distress inks.  for the background, i used banners made from post-it notes to create a mask, then i used distress ink around the masks to add some dimension to the card.  i used many different papers to create the actual banners, and opted out of using a string (real or drawn) to connect the banners, choosing to focus on the paper.


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the second card here has a much more layered look, with different sized banner pieces and some different shapes thrown in for interest.  to create the circle card, i simply cut 2 circles at 4 1/4″ diameter using a circle cutter, scored the bottom piece at 1/2″ creating the fold, and glued them together.

both cards were equally fun to make, though very different.  hope you like them!



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One Response to a couple of birthday cards

  1. katherinelaura says:

    I found you through Pinterest, and WOW! I’m in love! What a great inspiration. You make me want to dig out my scrapbooking supplies and actually make something! Thank You!!

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