Thursday, August 30, 2012

Birthday Cards

I'm so pleased to be showing you a couple of birthday cards that I recently made.  I'm highlighting them at My Craft Spot today as well.  It seems as though negative space is all the rage right now and I've been so inspired by the many cards I've seen that I decided to use the same technique on my cards.  It's quite an easy technique but one that really makes a statement.  Everybody seemed especially impressed with these two cards... and they really were quite simple to put together!  


I made the first card as an extra for my daughter's 18th birthday.  I used my paper cutter to cut the card base and patterned paper mat and then used my Gypsy to cut the top layer with George and Basic Shapes, with "18" cut out of the cardstock using Plantin SchoolBook.  Corners are all rounded with the Creative Memories corner rounder.  Once cut, I embossed the top layer using my Cuttlebug using the "Bloom Dots" folder.  I attached the top layer using pop dots to leave some space between the patterned paper and cardstock.


To finish things off, I cut a tiny tag and shadow from the My Craft Spot Tiny Tags metal die set and stamped it with a little sentiment from the My Craft Spot Tiny Tags 2 set.  I finished everything off with some Blueberry Blue baker's twine from My Craft Spot.



The second card was made for my daughter's boyfriend.  I used the same technique as I had used for Erin's card, but this time, cut the word "birthday" using Opposites attract.  The little balloons are from Celebrations and tied with Blueberry Blue baker's twine from My Craft Spot.

I finished the front of the card by using a stamp from My Craft Spot's Sweet Sentiments - Set #1, using some cellophane tape to cover the "birthday" portion of the stamp.  If you try this, just remember to remove the cellophane prior to stamping!  

Don't forget that the My Craft Spot Fall Stamp Release Party starts on Monday - and you are ALL invited!!  Check HERE for more details.

Also, I am giving away a $15US gift certificate to My Craft Spot.  Click HERE to enter if you haven't already!  

16 comments:

Rhonda Emery said...

love these card kate.

Debbie said...

These are both great cards!! I love the look of the negative cut!!
I have learned the hard way about remembering to take the cellophane off before stamping!!! :/

Karons Krafty Korner said...

I love these cards - using the negative cut is so effective. TFS

Besthobbyeva said...

What a fabulous idea!! I have to make a birthday card for a good friend, I am so going to try this technique. Both cards are beautiful. Love them both!!

Laurie

My Crafting Channel said...

Beautiful cards. Really love the embossing on the first one.

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Diane said...

Absolutely adore the cards. You've inspired me to get try using the negative space. I'm off to give it a go. Thanks for sharing!

Beckie said...

I love, love, love your card!!!! Fabulous as always, hun!!

Be blessed, Beckie

jessica said...

What great birthday cards!! Love the papers and whole design!
Awesome job!!
TFS :)

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Super cool cards!! I have made a negative space Christmas card but I haven't tried using my cricut to do it I just used spellbinders!!
Kristan

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are awesome Kate! Love the negative space on these!

Karen said...

love the way the 18 and sentiment are cut out! Pinning this one so I can remember to try this! oh to be 18 again....

Naomi Edwards said...

Kate, this are so gorgeous!!! I love the way you used your negatives and the colors are so well put together.. just loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee them all!!!! I see that you are from Ontario, Canada! I am from PEI, not too far eh! lol

Diana said...

So cool!! TFS!

~Tammy~ said...

What great cards Kate! I love using the negative in cards!

Scrapper69 said...

I like both cards Kate! Very simple and yet makes a big impact! I guess I better start using my negative space! :o)

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