Saturday, May 5, 2012

Birthday Cards- Casual Friday

I created these cards for Casual Friday Clean & Simple Birthday Challenge
I liked the brightness of these colors. I created the dimensional flower from blue, red and green cardstock.  I inked around the edges of each of the leaves, petals and red center.  I added a yellow brad in the center of the flower.  I added yellow chalk to the center on each petal (it looks green in the photo, but on the actual card it is yellow).

To create the petals, I punched 1" circles from blue cardstock with an EK Success circle punch.  Using a sticky note, I placed a circle on the sticky strip and stuck it back into the circle punch part way and punched the shape of the petal.
For this card, I punched green circles, matted them with white cardstock and used a gel pen to add dots around them.
I stamped the background of this card. First I inked a plastic ring (re-using one from my ATG adhesive).  Then I used a pencil eraser to stamp the small light green dots. Finally, cut a larger circle from sticky backed foam, adhered it to the top of a pencil and stamped with darker green ink.


  1. AWESOME work with all the birthday cards entries, Brenda! Your handmade flower is gorgeous! Love that bright and cheery design! The green ones are beautifully crafted as well. So glad that you join the birthday bash with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Wow Brenda, these are a lot of fantastic creations! I specially love the first one, it totally looks like a bright happy birthday gift! Thanks so much for playing at CAS-ual Fridays in such an special week!

  3. What a lovely bunch of cards for our birthday bash! Your handmade flower on the first one is so pretty, and I love how you wrapped the card in ribbon just like a present. Thanks for helping us celebrate this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Fabulous cards Brenda, I love the pretty parcel design and the fun bold circles too :0)
    Thanks for joining our birthday week challenge at CASual Fridays .
    Jenny x

  5. Brenda, you have such an awesome eye for color and I love your creativity! Thank you so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week! ♥ Suzanne