Saturday, September 11, 2010

Happy Birthday!

I have two birthday cards to share with you today. The first one is for a male friend of mine, so it is a bit CAS. (I have to say it is also a VERY true bright yellow. I can't seem to photograph my colors well.) What isn't CAS about the card is that I tried a technique that I am not sure I've ever done before. It's called cracked glass. Basically you use glassy glaze (really chunky, clear embossing powder) and add several coats, one at a time, while the glaze is still hot. Then you put it in your freezer for a minute or two. Once it is cool, you bend it back and forth to get the glaze to crack. It looks so shiny, crackly and cool in person!! My push to try this technique was the JUGS challenge this week. My second card is for the Crazy 4 Challenges color challenge to use black, kraft and red. Isn't Buddy SO CUTE in kraft with his party hat and balloon? I used diamond glaze to make the balloon all shiny. I can't wait to give this birthday card to someone special.

Hope you're having an awesome day!! I'm so glad that I had the chance to get crafty!! I swear that sometimes it keeps me sane!

Challenge: JUGS challenge #50
Stamps: JustRite stamps (a basic, starter collection)
Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper: Yoyo Yellow, Black, White: Stampin' UP
Extras: ribbon, Glassy Glaze: Stampin' UP, Cuttlebug embossing folder-Happy Birthday, Spellbinders Large Circles, pop dots
, Yoyo Yellow marker: Stampin' UP

Challenge: Crazy 4 Challenges #54
Stamps: Buddy's Balloon: Wags 'n Whiskers, sentiment: unknown
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Paper: kraft: Papertrey Ink, black, white, real red: Stampin' UP
Extras: red grosgrain ribbon: Stampin' UP, scallop edge punch: Stampin' UP, Diamond Glaze: JudiKins, pop dots


Cindy Haffner said...

PERFECT B-Day cards!!

Andrea M said...

Fun cards! Love the bright and cheery cracked glass card :) Great take on the challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls and good luck!

Sally said...

Love your cards.
Hugs Sally xx

Sally said...

Love your cards.
Hugs Sally xx

Lynn said...

Great birthday the cracked glass too! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Stampin' Pam said...

WEll done Anne. Love the CAS for a guy and you really got the hang of this week's technique. I'm glad you tried it - the more I do it the more I love it. Gives a unique look to a card. Thanks for gettin' crackin with JUGS this week (and early to boot!) :-)

Kathryn B said...

Great colors for a Birthday card! Love the embossed background accented perfectly with the cracked glass!

Thanks for playing along with Just us girls this week!