Thursday, December 1, 2011

More Birthday cards.....

My friend Gisela asked me to make birthday cards for her boyfriend, Gus and his daughter, Isabel.   Gisela always challenges me with her ideas for cards - which is a lot of fun, but also a nerve wracking because I always want her to be happy with the result!

For Gus' card - she wanted a vbue striped t-shirt because it's something he wears a lot.  Thankfully I had this T-shirt stamp, which I embossed in black. Then I stamped a Hero Arts striped stamp over the top.  Definitely simple front:

The inside was too intricate either, but I made a 'heart' tag and used a PTI sentiment and my new Lawn Fawn alphabet for his name.  (I HIGHLY recommend Lawn Fawn alphabets!!)

For Isabel's card - Gisela made it really easy on me!  She sent me pictures of cards I made before which she liked and wanted me to replicate.  I stamped it on watercolor paper and colored with distress inks.

Gisela said she was happy with the cards! I hope Gus and Isabel liked them too!!!



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7 comments:

Olga said...

these are both awesome, they will love em, I love the shirt!!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Awww, how could they not like these? How adorable, Maria! I would NOT know what to do about a t-shirt birthday card request.....but you absolutely nailed it! Love the stripes you added. And beautiful card for Isabel. that image is adorable and your coloring absolutely rocks. :)

Monica said...

How creative is the first card... and to use that Hero Arts background stamp. That reminds me, I have it as well. I must atleast air it...lol. Very unusual card.

The second card could not be viewed in entirety as blogger could not show it. But I can guess how beautiful it is. Such a lovely image and such nice papers.

xxx Monica

Gina said...

Great cards, And kudos to you on that t-shirt card you nailed it! Sometimes if requests ore to specific like that it makes me nervous. I really love Isabel's card too!

Meg said...

Two fabulous cards! Love the striped tee (how clever to stamp the stripes!) and I need to put that lawn fawn alphabet on my list. And of course Isabel is going to LOVE that card because it is absolutely perfect, from the coloring to the sponging to even the white embossing!

jimlynn said...

Maria......both are GREAT! That tee is amazing - looks so real!! My mom (many years ago) always told me that when I bought a tee or blouse that had stripes to make SURE the ones on the body matched the ones on the sleeves! YOURS DO exactly! LOL! Love it! Like the inside of that too. VERY CUTE!
Also like that second card. Pretty background paper and just so very cute.
LYnn

Cheryl said...

Sorry I'm so far behind in commenting. I added another 10 hours to my regular work week and visiting/commenting blogs is one of the things that has been really put on the back burner.

I love your cards! I love the tshirt stamp. Your card is cool. The 2nd on it really gorgeous. I love your papers and your beautiful coloring.

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