Thursday, 30 December 2010

Birthday Frames

Here are two recent birthday cards for close friends, Jenni and Sharon who both have their birthdays on Christmas Eve.

I used the Frame It set from Waltzingmouse Stamps as my theme and I was trying to get a trelliswork effect for the background using the Papertrey background basics - Tin Types. It's really easy to mask off the frame with post-it notes - what did we do before repositionable pads!!

The first one up has the background stamped in Smokey Shadow ink and the flower set from PTI's Four of a Kind is stamped in Chartreuse and Raspberry Fizz.














This one is background stamped in Chai ink and the dahlias and leaves coloured with copic markers. I used my dahlia die set to cut the leaves and flower - so much easier than cutting them out by hand.
















Did you have a great Christmas? We had a very relaxing one and I intend to spend the next few days playing with some new stamps that my friend Betty bought over from the US for me - I have a whole two weeks off work - bliss!

6 comments:

Lorraine said...

Chris, these are so lovely! I love the framed backgrounds you created. Your friends will love them. Happy Holidays!

Aimes said...

Oh these worked so well, Chris! Love your masking technique with that background stamp!
Y'know you could always enter these beauties into our current challenge on A Passion for Papertrey if you fancy it?! No pressure though!
Happy New Year!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Caryn said...

Oh, and thanks for joining in at A Passion for papertrey.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Huguenot Girl said...

Chris - these are simply gorgeous! I absolutely adore them! Nicole

ninasays said...

Very nice! So elegant and classy! Best wishes from Germany!

Camilla said...

Very elegant cards! I like the frame closing around of the pretty flowers.