Friday, October 23, 2015

Making Cards with Marcia

Happy Friday everyone!! I'm here with a monthly post that my sweet online friend Marcia and I started a couple of months ago. We have a new challenge each month and this month was using free and/or purchased printables that can be found online.
Here's some of my cards

On this card I used a printed panel and added leaves from PTI's Songbird set that I colored with copics and a die cut butterfly that Marcia sent me, as we also recently did a die cut swap. The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers, "Thinking Of You", embossed in gold

I think this made for a very elegant card.

This next card was made using a printed bird image. I used another sentiment from the Happy Little Stampers "Thinking Of You" set and heat embossed it in black on a pre-cut and printed round tag.

Vintage seed package printables can be found all over the internet! I love anything vintage so this card is right up my alley!!

I think this one is my favorite using two free printable images found online. The Thankful card is so old, saved from my scrapbooking days. I stamped the "for you" to the bottom of the card. I added some clear Wink of Stella to the eggs in the nest.

I'm not sure if it shows up in the picture or not, but it's really a sweet touch in real life!

On this card I used a preprinted scrapbook panel and added my sentiment from Simon Says Stamps "Absolutely Delightful" and fussy cut out the printed flower image found online. A little pink bow and some gems finish it off.

And last but not least, I used a printed vintage sales receipt found online that I printed and distressed a bit for added "age". The wooden sign is a die cut that I've been hoarding holding on to for years. I'm glad I finally found the right project to use it.

Be sure to stop by Marcia's blog and see the beautiful cards she made using printable images.

I'll be adding one of these cards to the following challenges
Word Art Wednesday Challenge
Stampin Smiles Design Team Call using leaves, embossing & sparkles
The Shabby Tea Room for color & pattern
City Crafters Challenge using wood

Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit


Marcia Hill said...

Oh my gosh Birgit, these are ALL so awesome!! I knew you'd have some great cards, but you've blown me away...I can't even pick a favorite! The first one is so elegant and I love the colors! I really like the simple bird one too...such a lovely image! And the seed pkg one is cool to have found one with pumpkins! Can't wait to use the ones you sent me with more spring-like flowers on them! And I love your robins egg card too...and I can see the sparkle! :0) These are all great, and what a stash you now have on hand! Thank you again dear friend for sending me the printables, and can't wait to see where our next challenge takes us! :0)

Kylie said...

Amazing cards, Birgit! Simply beautiful xx

Birgit said...

These are great cards and you have been busy! I love vintage cards and postcards also

Unknown said...

I think that nest with Robins eggs is so beauatiful on this card. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 206th AG challenge! Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Karen Letchworth said...

Such gorgeous card, Birgit. Your art is always SUCH a blessing to me and I'm always so graeful to have you play along wit us. Have a blessed week and please join us again soon.
Word Art Wednesday

Marina said...

Love the vintage garden theme you've got going here. That little wooden sign goes great with the beautifully distressed receipt. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter. Marina DT

Donna said...

Gorgeous cards. You are talented :)

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful cards!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

Diane said...

Beautiful cards, each one so very unique and different! Love all the added touches that makes each one so special! Thank you for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room for our Colors and Patterns challenge!

Stella said...

This is an amazing collection of cards and your fab card for CCCB is brilliant! You nailed our theme and it;s perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Beautiful collection of cards, Birgit! Love the vintage garden theme on all your cards! Truly beautiful! Thanks so much for your interest and applying for my design team call! ♥

Tracie Pond said...

Wow!! Such an elegant card, Birgit. Your detail is amazing. Good luck!! Tracie - Creations For Kindness