Monday, April 8, 2019

Happy Birthday!

Hi, Friends!

Just popping in today to share with you birthday cards with two different designs using the same stamp images.  I already had panels with ink splatters in my stash.  I wanted more interest for the background, so I used a stencil from Studio Katia and lightly brushed on Distress Ink of iced spruce. And, here is my first card, which is following the above sketch for The Flower Challenge.

The flower images are from Sweet 'n Sassy and the birthday sentiment is from PTI.  Dots were added to finish the card.

Next up....

As, you can see, the second card is similar except for the design and the birthday sentiment is from SU.  Wink of Stella on the flower.  A bow made of pearl cotton and a dot to the center of the flower for added interest.

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by today!  Take care and have a wonderful week!



  1. Two gorgeous poppy birthday cards Maria! LOVE the stencied background and the black accents and splatters. Great work! xx

  2. Oh they are absolutely gorgeous!! Love the poppies and your soft BG is stunning!

  3. Beautiful cards Maria, love the stencilled section making the first part of the The Flower Challenge Sketch. Looks beautiful with these stunning flowers. Aileen DT

  4. Your backgrounds have a real artistic feel that works so well with those gorgeous poppies! Both designs are wonderful, Maria, and I love the enamel dot detail!

  5. I love both of these unique and artsy cards. The take on the sketch looks stunning and so are your cards x

  6. They're both beautiful, Maria! Love the artsy backgrounds & the striking flowers!

  7. Both cards are gorgeous!!! I love bold red and black combination! And the grey stenciled background creates a great balance between the bold colors! Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge!

  8. GORGEOUS flowers! LOVE all of the added details! They make the cards so pretty AND interesting!