Saturday, June 30, 2012

collage-y birthday cards

You may know that card making is my inspiration blocker,
creative juice drainer--
for whatever reason, the thought of making a card stops
me dead in my tracks almost every time.  BUT it's Aunt
Helen's birthday, and by golly, she deserves a special card.

So I made her two, just in case:
embossed collage background, vintage alphabet, charm

bird and ephemera from Vintage Page Designs
The bird and ephemera are all from Vintage Page Designs, the butterfly
transparency is from Altered Pages, and that awesome alphabet set (my favorite
du jour) is  from Blockheads

detail photo, just like the cool kids do . . . ;)

The collage bird easel card wants to play along here:
Frilly and Funkie--Let's See Some Texture--the handmade, embossed paper behind the bird
Fashionable Stamping--Nature
It's All About The Vintage--summer/butterflies


Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous- looks like once the inspiration started flowing, it really flowed!!! Awesome cards!!! And, Happy Birthday to your Aunt!

Art From The heart said...

Wow ! Some really beautiful cards.

Anonymous said...

thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vinatge!
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Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards, love the gathered fabric and the collage style is fab ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

littlethings1 said...

They look very inspired to me ! Fabulous cards !!


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Absolutely awesome!!!! I love the collage birthday card...fantastic looking and so fun!!!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Forgot....and thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!

Debi said...

so pretty for your Aunt! Debi x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Both these cards look beautiful - it doesn't look like you don't like card-making!

Lucy x

Micupoftea said...

Oh, love the ruffle :)
Happy 4th!

Shirl said...

And what an amazing card Aunt Helen is going to get Trisha.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Terry said...

And what a special card this is and so many pretty layers. I know your aunt will just adore this beauty! Have a great weekend.

2amscrapper said...

oooh, I love all the layers!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful birthday card, great details. Thanks for joining us at FSC.

Sanna Saksija said...

The card with the butterfly and the bird is really original and there's a lot to see in it. Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty!

Sande said...

Fabulous card!

Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage and Beauty this time. Hope to see again on our next challenge.
Don't forget to enter our fabulous candy HERE. You have until tomorrow at 9 pm GMT+2 to enter :)

Hugs, Sande xx

Unknown said...

Such beautiful cards!! Love the colors and pretty details! Thanks for sharing this with us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good luck! We also are having a blogcandy, for a few more hours! Go and try your luck! HUgs and sunshine!

Ali Manning said...

This is beautiful! I love all the vintage elements, I'm sure your aunt loved it!

Yvonne Garner said...

Absolutely stunning! Perfectly composed. Thank you so much for joining us at FSC! Best wishes, Yvonne

Gerri Herbst said...

So cute! Love the collage idea for cards!

Rhonda Langley said...

You always make lovely cards! I like easel cards, easy to display!

trisha too said...

That was my first easel card, Rhonda--how had you not made me make one of those before???