Monday, April 2, 2012

King of My Heart

Today is my hubby's birthday.  I am two weeks older than he is, and he never lets me forget that he is the younger one.  ;)  I'm baking a Boston Cream Pie cake for him.  He baked a Jewish Apple cake for mine!  (that's my fave)


My point of inspiration was actually a birthday card for me, made by my friend Carol.  She included some neat chipboard pieces on the card that had a distressed, crackled, weathered look.  I asked how she did it.  She used this:

Within 24 hours, I got my own (plus Rock Candy, and Black Soot).  =)  I used a die cut with a cereal box, which was headed for the recycling container, then painted it.  When it was dry, I used Frayed Burlap Distress ink to color in the cracks.  Love it!!  YES, there are pearls here on a masculine card, but DH doesn't mind.  He knows I'll do what I feel like.  ;)


The crown is from Pink Paislee's Queen Bee set.  LOVE!  The sentiment is Verve, and those strips are all retired Stampin' Up! papers.

This card is entered here:



I made a feminine version of this card the same day:


I used scrap strips (gosh, I have so many!) for the background.  No cereal box used on this one, but the same die was used with vanilla cardstock.  I stamped the background with a lovely stamp my friend Andrea gave me, from Red Lead.  The sentiment is from Pink Paislee's Queen Bee set.  I smooshed it a little too hard, and it has a very defined look that I don't like.



Thanks for all your wonderful comments!  You all really make my day.  =)



Masculine Card:
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Queen Bee - Pink Paislee; Small Phrases - Verve
Paper: assorted patterned papers, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla - SU
Ink: Early Espresso - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Frayed Burlap Distress - Ranger
Fibers: ribbon scraps
Other: pearls; Labels Eighteen die - Spellbinders; Big Shot; cereal box; Picket Fence Crackle Paint - Ranger
  Pin It

Feminine Card:

Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Queen Bee - Pink Paislee; Musical Background - Red Lead
Paper: assorted patterned papers, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla - SU; white - PTI
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Frayed Burlap Distress - Ranger
Fibers: ribbon scrap, lace
Other: pearls; Labels Eighteen die - Spellbinders; Big Shot

20 comments:

Karen McAlpine said...

Happy B-day to your sweetie! Great way to use the crackle paint. Must try!

Marisa said...

If it's any consolation, I'm a year and a half older than my hubby and needless to say moving into my 50s was pointed out to me LOL! Loving the crown and great set of cards using it :)

Annette said...

wow Colleen I love how you designed the background on these cards...so amazing and how fun is that crown stamp...love these...


Thank you so much for your sweet comment...You totally put a smile on my face... :)

Lisa said...

The happiest of birthday wishes to your hubby Colleen. Wonderful cards! I'm so glad you shared the feminine version too...so PRETTY, love the knotted ribbon and touch of lace peeking out!!

Jennifer said...

LOVE both of these cards! Great idea for using your scraps and cereal boxes! =)

Bev J. said...

Both of your cards are great! Have thought about crackle paint, need to check it out,love the look.

Anonymous said...

How fun and almost a total different look for the queen! Love both of them. I think I need to get some of that crackle paint to play with! Fun!

Chris R. from Iowa

Benzi said...

Your king and queen cards are super and I love that crackle paint. I know you're going to have fun with it...I can just tell. :-)

Boston Creme Pie...may I come? LOL

Benzi said...

OK., so it's Boston Cream Pie cake...it's all good. Ha

Linda Callahan said...

Cards definitely fit for royalty!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

love them both

yyam said...

These are so lovely! Happy birthday to your hubby! And a belated birthday to you!

Linda R said...

Well happy Birthday to the both of you! Me and My hubby birthdays are 1 day apart. Your cards look great.

Hugs~










`

Anita Scroggins said...

I love your cards!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!!

Bonnie said...

I'll bet your hubby loved the crown! How could he not!

Cath said...

Hey Colleen! Thanks for linking this up to the Don't Throw It Away Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Leslie Miller said...

I love your pieced backgrounds of both cards! Crackle paint is wonderful stuff. I have it in clear, but have only used it once. Love it, though. My husband and I have birthdays five days apart, but six years difference in our ages. Fun to celebrate our birthdays together. I hope you both had lovely birthdays. The cakes sound yummy!

Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire said...

Happy belated Birthday! I love your idea about using a cereal box for your diecut. I also love everything t!m, so love the crackle paint and distress inks used in your project.

Thanks for joining us for the Fabulous Friday challenge over at Frosted Designs!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, I adore how you've used your scraps for these two beauties! Happy birthday to hubby, too!

Andrea Ewen said...

How fun...matching birthday cards~ Glad you both had a nice birthday...full of cakes that you love! I adore both cards that you made...the blues and browns look great and I really love pink and green together.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...