Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Dotty Birthday

I've got a birthday card to share with you today. This one uses the Lots of Dots stamp set from the Stamptember release at Simon Says Stamp. I love this set! So many possibilities!

I used Hero Arts Shadow Inks in Soft Pool and Mid-Tone Butter Bar. It's a simple card but lots of fun!



The sentiment is a favorite from Hero Arts' Say it All stamp set. Love the font!

And while I had these colors out on my desk, I thought I'd create another simple card. This one uses the Circle on a Line die and also some of the die-cuts from Whimsical Flowers.


I used the Butter Bar stamp pad directly to some white cardstock to get that color. And do ya see those cute, little circle hearts on the left edge? That's a small stamp which is included in the, Thanks stamp set. I just spritzed it with water before stamping, which removes some of the ink from the panel. The flower was cut from white paper, then colored with Copics.

I'm working on a post to share some autumn beauty and fun from the floral department at work, so keep an eye out for that.

We've got a beautiful, fall day here today - temps still holding in the 70's for highs. We're just starting to see some leaves changing too. Hope you're enjoying your day! Thanks so much for stopping by!

22 comments:

Deepti said...

Beautiful cards and the way you have captures the beauty of these colors is awesome. Also, what a brilliantly done panel :) I am glad I visited and learnt this technique from you. You a such an inspiration :)

joy said...

You are really rockin' the new SSS stuff you have, Barb! I love both of these cards - the last one is my favorite, though!

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous cards, Barb! I love the color combo and how you played with the dots on your 1st card! Your "Thanks" card is so striking...the flower is perfect for the circle and the hearts are so charming! I've pinned both of these beauties!!!

maria f. said...

Such fun cards. That dotty set is definitely on my wish list. Enjoy the fall - we've had a couple perfect fall days here too this week :)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

oh, my, these are fun, fun, FUN! That idea of popping up the dots I will definitely be casing and the second one is such a great use of those simple shapes - I love the tone on tone heart detail - subtle yet stunning!

Virginia L. said...

You are convincing me to get these stamp set and dies! Love the first circle card with the pop up dimensions! The 2nd card is so pleasing to the eyes, Barb! Love the delightful color combo and the shading on the flower is superb!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Awesome designs Barb - LOVE your cards!

judkajudi said...

You do amazing contemporary work, Barb! I love that circle on the line die!! And these colors are so happy!! Hope the good weather holds ... will be in Minneapolis on the 13th and 14th of October .. put in a request, ok?? Hugs!

Lynn said...

Love to see how you are using all your new goodies. I love how cheery the colors are on both of these cards!

Tracey McNeely said...

Nice use of your new supplies Barb, the Butterbar direct to paper is lovely!

Dawn Turley said...

both cards are so pretty Barb. Just love the yellow and blue together.

Jackie said...

Loving the color combination of both cards! I ADORE the design of the second card!!!

Laura B. said...

So cool! Love how you stamped those hearts with water....brilliant idea!

Lisa Carroll said...

These are GORGEOUS, Barb! Love those dimensional dots on the first, and the super graphic design on the second. Stunning color combo, too, WOW! :)

Trinh said...

I LOVE the polka dots! And the water stamped hearts on the 2nd one are so sweet.

Greta said...

Two fabulous cards, Barb! Love them both! I thought of you as I changed planes in MSP.

Joy said...

Gorgeous blue and yellow together, stunning cards Barb, looks as though you are having fun with the new Simon Says goodies, I look forward to seeing your floral department again, hugs

Robin K. said...

You know how much I love anything with dots so I just adore your first card:). And I'm lovin' this color combo! Both cards just make me happy looking at them! Looking forward to seeing pics from your floral dept- fall is my favorite time of year!

Leni said...

Great colorcomination! Happy cards Barb. Love the sunny dots!

Nat said...

these are super fun cards. love the colour combo so much!! awesome :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

These are such fun colors Barb! I love how you used the little circle heart stamp on the 2nd card. Adorable! :)

Martha said...

Hi, Barb! I love the color combination on these LOVELY cards! Well done! ♥