Thursday, February 19, 2009

Birthday Cards


So the Impression Obsession designers are creating with pink and orange today...who KNEW these colours went together!? Not me! (lol) I used one of the brand new stamps (coffee perk) in my first card, along with one of my very favourite Impression Obsession background stamps (Leigh Hannan's Swirl Background L2025) The coffee perk is so new, it's not even on the website yet, but the stock number is 2287 if you find it really *needs* you! I added lots of glitter to the coffee pot, and yes, that's a real coffee bean on the cup, so the card even SMELLS good! (lol) I saw this particular gatefold design just yesterday on Suzanne's blog, and knew I had to try it, so thanks for the inspiration Suzanne! I added a Cuttlebug embossed acetate butterfly, outlined with gold leafing ink, to fit with this week's Cuttlebug challenge. The glitter and gold fit well with this week's Wednesday Stamper challenge, which is "shiny!" The Cute Card Thursday challenge is "signs of spring," and although coffee itself doesn't qualify (lol), I thought these vivid colours would fit well for that challenge.


I made this next card to go with the first one. Although this isn't one of the new releases, it IS one of my tried and true stamps, the Latte coffee cup. I LOVE using this one! It takes colour and glitz beautifully. After I stamped the Happy Birthday, I mounted it on a gold mirrored piece cut with my trusty scalloped Nesties.


The other Impression Obsession artistes will be posting fun new creations today too, so I hope you can take a few minutes to blog hop. You can link to their blogs are from the designers' list on the right sidebar of my blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

27 comments:

chelemom said...

What a "groovy" card!!! I LOVE it!!! Has such a retro feel to it!!!

Myriame said...

fantastic card

Anne said...

Hi, Deborah! These are gorgeous! I don't use pink and orange very much, so I appreciate the inspiration! :-)

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Deborah, these are all just amazing...and so are the stamps.
(Re the pink and orange color combo -- haven't you ever seen Dunkin Donut's logo with the pink and orange....lol)

Julie Mutch said...

I'm lovin' the pink and orange together...who knew, eh? lol :) Great cards, Deborah, I especially like your gate fold card, very nice! Love the Coffee Latte stamp, too, though. IO makes the nicest stamps!

Tina Werner said...

wow, love it!

Julie Koerber said...

HOW FUN! Love the hot pink. Who would have ever put that together with coffee-- not me! BUT I LIKE IT! I think I might need to ink that baby up! ;-)

Daniela said...

Wow these are awesome!

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous!!!

Laura said...

Love that you did a coffee them and the real coffee bean is a perfect touch!

Janny said...

Lovely !

Michelle Giraud said...

Just beautiful!!

joey said...

Hi Deborah, gorgeous card, love the fold and those images are fab. joey.x

Allison said...

lovely card, great butterfly
thanks for joining us this week
Cuttlehugs
AllisonX

Glitter Monkey said...

These are definitely spring-like colours and I love the card. Thanks so much for joining in with CCT. Lol Lynn ♥

KimmyS said...

That butterfly is super cute.
Such a sweet card.
Thank you for joining us at
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/

Cassie said...

oh how neat - i just love the colors you used and the way that first card opens? wicked fun!!!
thanks for joining us this week on the cuttlebug challenge. can't wait to see what you do next week!

http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com

scotspanda said...

hmmm would never have put pink and orange together in a million years, but I do like it :o) lovely cards hunni

lotsalove

Amanda xxx

Mrs J said...

Great cards Deborah! Love how your first card opens - so cool! And your embossed acetate butterfly just finishes it off perfectly! Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Challenges.
Hugs Mrs Jx

Beth Norman said...

Cool cards. I like that colour combo and what you did with them.

Shirley said...

Both cards are just so creative, cheerful, and stunning too1

itsabrt said...

Remarkable, nothing less! BR-t

Lea L. said...

Seems the embossed butterfly is a favorite!! Lovely card...the image on the front is fab! Great job with Be Inspired #20...thanks for joining us at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!

~Lea

Meda said...

What a gorgeous card!
Thank you for playing with us at Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

Meda

Maggie said...

luv luv the colours :)
Thank you so much for playing with us :)
Your card will be featured on the 26th at http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
Maggie

Tami B. said...

Completely fabulous. I love pink and orange together, so happy and sunny. Love that you included gold in the mix, such a nice touch.

CHINI said...

All cards are just so creative, cheerful
PVC cards