Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Christmas Card and a Birthday Card

So Tuesday was my birthday and my friend Carole gave me the nicest gift. I am a shoe fanatic... I have a closet full of them, and that is why her gift is so perfect. These are just the cutest stamps, and she made the little gift box... fabulous!!! The stamp on the left is Tara Reed and the stamp on the right is Stampendous.

Now for my cards. I used Amy's weekly sketch at Prairie Paper and Ink. For the Sundae Shoes, I added liquid applique for the whipped topping and Crystal Effects for the hot fudge. For the snowman, I used the faux watercolor technique I saw on this blog. It is so easy to do... you must try it. :-) I also added some pearlescent watercolor to the snowman for a little glimmer.



and here is Amy's sketch.



Thanks for looking!
Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: K&Co Christmas Cheer (Snowman Card); Prima, The Sasha Paper collection (Sundae Shoes card)
Ink: Staz-on, CTMH markers
Stamp: Stampendous, Sundae Shoes; Whipper Snapper, Relaxed Snowman, Stampun Up! Sentiment
Accessories: Pearlescent Watercolors, Dimensionals, Stickles, Jolee's snowflakes, Heidi Swapp flower

14 comments:

Tina said...

Your cards are just gorgeous and I love the stamps. Too cute! Happy Birthday!

Rachel said...

love your cards, they are gorgeous!!! those stamps are wayyy tooo cute! Have a great birthday!

SnappyStamper said...

Awesome cards for the challenge! I love that shoe stamp!!! Your blog is great, too! Looks like we both stalk the same challenge blogs~LOL!

~Arielle

SnappyStamper said...

PS~ Happy Birthday!

cadnileb said...

Lovely! Both of them are so pretty! And hope you had a wonderful bday!

Lyn S said...

Lovely present from your friend Lisa! Love the cards you made! Hope you had a great birthday...I've sent a card, but I guess it's been held up in the Christmas mail!

Dianne said...

Happy Birthday Lisa!
Your new stamps are wonderful...and your cards are beautiful...I love the snowman!

beutifulfamily said...

Love the cards. Hope you enjoy "wearing" your new shoes. I don't think I have ever bought a friend shoes for their birthday. It was a first for me.

Love Mr. Snowman - he is precious!

Ann said...

Lucky girl--cute stamps and an adorable bag to boot! :D

LOVE your cards, especially the snowman. Too cute!

Anesha said...

These cards are wonderful.

fishlips said...

Happy Happy Birthday... What a wonderful Gift!!!


These cards are just Stunning and Totally Fantastic looking...You put such care into every detail...You Amaze me with all your wonderful creations!!!!!

Kathi said...

Happy Birthday!

The cards are fabulous. That sundae shoe image cracks me up!

virginia said...

Happy B day what nice gifts!

martha said...

I love your card with the stampendous Sundae, could I get permission to display it?