Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Family birthday cards

Hello Friends,

Do you ever feel like a professional juggler? Every ball is important, but sometimes they fall and get a little cracked. My family and close friends love my handmade cards and, at this point, I wouldn't dare send them something store bought. Better to send something late and that is what I did for several January family birthday card recipients.

These two cards were for my niece and great-niece (her daughter). For my  niece's card, I started with a Copic marker background, drawn on photo paper. I was just playing around really.
Well, I really hate when this happens, but I can't figure out who the artist of this cute image is. If you know, please tell me so I can give credit where it is due. I coloured her with Copics and added clear glitter glue to the bubbles.
I used more Copics on the background piece and then used my Swiss dot embossing folder on it.My final touch was to add a sentiment, a flower sticker and some gemstone trim.

For my great-niece's card I used mostly stickers. Stickers can really help to create a super-fast and easy design, which is what I needed since my cards got off late. I added some trim and letter stickers spelling her name.
Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog. Your visits and your lovely comments give me courage to keep trying new things, artistically. I hope that I can inspire you at least half as much as you inspire me.

Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Card Mania - Make it Sparkle
Crafting From the Heart - always anything goes
Craft Your Passion - always anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges - anything goes
Love to Scrap - anything goes
Marker Pop Challenge #60 - anything goes (with Copics)
Not Just Cards - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Embossing

16 comments:

Penny Odell said...

Beautiful cards Teresa!! I love those backgrounds you created!! You are very artistic.

Valerie-Jael said...

Both cards are lovely. I especially like the one with the hand drawn background and the glittery bubbles. I think you have inspired me to take a soak in the bath....Hugs, Valerie

Karon said...

Two great cards, and wonderful backgrounds. TFS

Angela Hoynes said...

Great cards. I know what you mean by juggling! So much art to do so little time xx

Lillian A said...

Nice background touch and your recipient will have to take your "relax" message seriously. Thank you for entering the Love to Scrap challenge blog.

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week. Helena x

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Lovely cards for your niece and great-niece. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Penny said...

I understand about the store-bought cards. My family gets hurt feelings if I don't make them! ;^)
Love the painting you did for your first card! So original, and sooo pretty! Really cute image; love the coloring, and the fun added sparkle! :^)
And the stickers are so sweet--perfect for a little girl! Love the added edge cut on her card.
Hugs, Penny

A.T.CRAFTS said...

Fab card thank you for joining the crafting from the heart challenge Alana dt

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Great cards; the background on the first one is super cool! Thank you so much for playing with us over at MarkerPop for our Anything Goes Challenge!

CraftYourPassion said...

Pretty cards.Just love the background you created.
Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion and hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Shona Hamill said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for sharing with us at Dream Valley challenges. Shona xx

Zara Petkova said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining in Card Mania Challenge

Jan Ltc said...

This is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Not Just Cards xx Jan

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

bejko said...

Fab card, beautifully coloured image and lovely layering. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at The Crazy Challenge.