Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mega-Sized Birthdays

This is my second post for today.  Please scroll down to see my first post.

I've been double posting a lot lately.  If I post before I go to bed, it's usually in the wee hours of the morning.  Then my post the next day ends up on the same day.  Oh, well, at least I'm posting!

Today's cards are for another one of PTI's sneak peek challenges.  This time it is to think BIG.  Something really big needs to be on your card, whether it is the image, sentiment, or an embellishment.

I saw the challenge in the wee hours of the morning before I went to bed, so I went to sleep thinking of these cards.  I already knew what I was going to stamp when I woke up this morning, and I really like when that happens.  I wanted to use a BIG sentiment, and had the perfect stamp for it.

This is my boy birthday card.

This is my girl birthday card.

Just by changing the blue to pink, I was able to completely change the look and feel of the card.  All the other colors are exactly the same.  The flames were rock 'n rolled which gives them a more realistic look.

Since the Nestabilities label dies don't give an even border between the sizes, I traced the sentiment panel on the colored cardstock, then cut around it adding an even border.

I have a BIG sentiment that serves as my BIG focal point, and there is lots of BIG white space.

Stamps - Fun With Shapes, Cheery Chat (both retired)
Paper - Brilliant Blue, Pink Passion, GKD PL white
Ink - Brilliant Blue, Pink Passion. Daffodil, Pumpkin
Accessories - B Blue, Pink P, Green Galore, Turquoise, and Lavendar Lace markers, Nestabilities label die, Big Shot, dimensionals

Hope you're having a great weekend!


1 comment:

Ardyth said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these! Great colours, simple graphic style, fun font - definitely CASing these! (probably later today - I have a few to make!!)