Saturday, May 17, 2014

Fusion: Happy Birthday




So, today is day 2 of my 2 day garage sale.  Here's hoping that everything gets sold!

Today I have a couple of cards to share, first up is a card that makes me happy:


I'm trying really hard to build up a healthy birthday card stash.  One of my favorite happy colors is yellow.  I love it.   

This is a 3 layer card.  I covered the cardbase with PTI Lemon Tart.  I cut a textured grey panel a smidge smaller and then die cut a circle.  Underneath the grey panel is a white panel that I covered with 2 different washi's.  The yellow classic airmail by freckled fawn and that sweet patterned one...gah, who knows.  It's chock full of goodness...birds, blooms, hearts....and yes, it is the first time I've used it. 

Gotta love the Winnie & Walter set, The Big, the Bold and the Happy...


I'm definitely addicted to those awesome BoBunny blooms.  Love that they add a layer of chiffon-y goodness.

The gals over at Fusion tagged me on FB to play along in their current challenge:


I was inspired by the color yellow and of course, the blooms.

I'm also throwing this into the Gallery Idol Flickr Group.



Sheesh, have you peeked into the gallery?  TONS of creative eye candy!

I wanted to go ahead and share my last cards that posted over on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog.  I used the newest release, Balloons, for both of my cards.

Here's my masculine card:


This was made specifically for Darin's cousin's son who will be graduating from High School.  I looked up his school colors and yes, they are black & gold.  What do you think?  I used the congratulations (with Delicata) from the Easily Distracted set.

Gold heat embossing = yes please✔

See the black watercolor wash?  While searching for something else, I came across my Twinkling H2O's.   Yay, these will be so fun to play with!  I used Black China on my card.

Next up is my girly card:


I used a technique from Day 2 of the Watercolor for Card Makers class.  Lovin' the Sweet Stamp Shop Balloons set, it's so versatile!  The sentiment is also from the May Bonus release, Happy Birthday.  I stamped everything in Hero Arts Hues black and added a couple of Neat & Tangled Shamrock Satin Sequins.  Everything is nestled onto a PTI New Leaf cardbase.

Okay peeps, that's it for me today!

32 comments:

  1. You are one card making machine! Love your GI card as yellow is my favorite color too. The SSS ones are super too! Love the different looks you created with just the change in background colors...so fun!

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  2. oh my i LOVE that floral washi. too darn cute how you used it on that card. that is a GREAT GREAT GREAT card. can ya tell I LOVE it!???

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  3. I hope the garage sale is awesome Amy! Three fabulous cards. Wow do I love the patterned paper you used on the first one with the gorgeous bloom...perfect for Gallery Idol. And the next two are clean and gorgeous as well. Thanks so much for playing with us at Fusion!

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  4. Love that Washi Wonderful design ... awesome cards.

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  5. Fun cards Amy! Love that first one with the happy yellow!

    Good luck with the garage sale. Hope you sell it all.

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  6. These are wonderful! I really, really love the yellow one....such an eye-catcher!

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  7. These are all gorgeous!! I am LOVING that flower on the first one!!! And good luck on the yard sale!!!!!!!!

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  8. A trio of delights, Amy! Again, in in awe at how your creativity is limitless! Happy cards to brighten up this cloudy Saturday morning! Hope the garage sale goes super well! Hugs~c

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  9. Lots of fabulous cards, Amy, the yellow one is so cheery. I love yellow as well, it makes me happy! the other two are so fun, perfect for graduation and birthdays, but other things too. Have a good Saturday and good luck with selling everything!

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  10. Wonderful cards! I love the blue and yellow on the first one!

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  11. Love this, Amy, the pretty patterns peeking out from behind the circle look awesome, love the colors too (yellow is my favorite color :) Love your other card too!

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  12. I love all these cards! The yellow and navy is such a gorgeous color combo and that flower is beautiful!

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  13. I love that color combo on the first card and the combo of the floral/striped washi is perfect!

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  14. These are all so gorgeous Amy!!!!
    LOVE them!!!!

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  15. Ahh, these are all lovely miss Amy! I clicked on over from the Gallery Idol page - I gasped when I saw that card, and I was so happy when I saw it was yours! :) I love it!

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  16. ohhhh wonderful cards!!! Esp love the embossing on the one!!!

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  17. Beautiful cards, Amy! I really love your bright yellow flower card, but then I saw your lovely muted masculine card! Wow!

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  18. Oooo! That first one totally caught my attention, Amy! LOVE that palette, and such a fun way to use Washi Tape!

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  19. These were the cards that sent me over to your blog today; I love your work!

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  20. Fabulous cards! My favorite is the first on, i love how you use washi tapes behind the big circle and the stamp sentimen is lovely! The flower is gorgeous :)

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  21. Amy, you are so incredibly talented! I love the pretty background paper in the center of the circle with the bold flower and sentiment! and I LOVE your masculine and feminine birthday card using some "Sweets" :) So fabulous!

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  22. as usual, your cards blow me away. your gold embossing of the balloons, dude. i'm in awe! it's incredible over the subtle watercolor background you made!

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  23. That was a full, fun, and inspirational post, Amy!! I love your works of art!! Have a great week! Hugs, Darnell

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  24. Love your first card! Yellow and gray make a wonderful color combination... and that bloom is just gorgeous.

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  25. Your fusion challenge - grey and yellow happy birthday card is FABULOUS!!! Gotta love the color combo and all of the boldness and sweetness happening there! :) Happy indeed!!! Thanks for linking up!

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  26. Ooh, gorgeous, gorgeous! I am in love with that beautiful yellow and gray design, Amy! What a beautiful way to use those washi tapes! Love the circle cut out and the big embossed sentiment and flower. And really cute ways to use the balloon stamp, too!

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  27. LOOOOOVE your pretty card, Amy. The flower, the washi background and anything else on your fantastic card. Great job :-).

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  28. So glad to see you posted this in Gallery Idol - the washi looks amazing on your design - absolutely perfect. I think I spot a winner here!

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  29. The balloon cards are simply terrific! Awesome how a change of colours makes such a difference! And your washi card - that BLOOM! Yellow! That big ol' embossed sentiment! Such a great happy card :)

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  30. hope you sold everything :)
    LOVE this yellow and grey card and that bloom!!!!

    fab us of the balloons two ways :)

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  31. I adore your yellow and grey card! Just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Fusion :)

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Cheers,
~amy~