Friday, February 17, 2012

WOW DT Project - Birthday cards in Valentine's Day colors

Okay, so Valentine's Day has come and gone again.  But February is the month of love and I have a couple of cards I created for birthdays but I used the traditional colors of Valentine's Day!  Several of my family members have February birthdays so I was tickled pink to have received this assignment for the WOW Embossing Powders DT because it enabled me to accomplish two tasks at the same time.  That doesn't happen very often.

My first card was made in the typical red, pink and white color scheme.  It also contains many of the things I adore... butterflies, flowers, little girls with big eyes and polka dots! Oh, and how could I forget pearls?  This little sweetie pie is a digi stamp created by one of my favorite artists, Krista Smith of The Saturated Canary.  Krista sells her digis in her Etsy shop and some of her designs are also available in rubber through Simply Sassy/ Sugar Nellie.

The WOW Embossing powders I used on this card were: Cable Car Red, Metallic Gold Rich Pale Regular, Metallic Gold Rich Ultra High and Clear Gloss Regular. As you can see, I even embossed the fabric flowers and they look so cool with the gold tips on their petals.

My second card uses the slightly less traditional palette of pink purple and gold.  Once again, the image is from the pencil of Krista Smith.

I haven't quite decided on the sentiment for the inside but I have to make up my mind very soon as I plan to give this one to my niece for her birthday tomorrow.  The powders I used on this one were Earthtone Grape, Metallic Gold Rich Pale Regular, Metallic Gold Rich Ultra High and Clear Gloss Regular.  These powders are so much fun and I love experimenting to create different effects I get when I use different techniques on them.  For instance, to create the effect I achieved on the butterflies on the second card, I used the Grape powder on purple Shimmer Cardstock by DCWV and held my heat gun very close to it to cause the bubbles/ little white spots.  Then I applied Versamark to the outer edges of the wings and dipped them in the regular gold and then did the same thing with the Ultra High Gold and heated them as I normally do.  And isn't this little fairy just picture perfect?  The greeting was done with a glitter gel pen by me.

That's all I have for you today.  I'm working on some altered projects and have plans for a mini album as soon as I get the time to work on it,  I hope you have been participating in our week-long blog hop over on the WOW blog and that you're keeping up with leaving comments on all the designers' blogs to make you eligible for the prize or prizes that will be given away at the end.  Thanks so much for visiting.  If you like what you see, I hope you'll consider becoming a follower.  Until next time...

Happy crafting!


  1. Both cards are gorgeous, Annie! Love your coloring!!!

    Hope all is well with you. Have a great weekend.

    Tracy V

  2. Aww wow these are gorgeous Anniebee, love that you used the valentine reds for a birthday card and Krista's images are really sweet xxx

  3. OOH!! These are so pretty! And you are working those embossing powders, ma'am!! I know your niece is going to LOVE her card!

  4. OMG, your cards are amazing!!!!! Wonderful use of those gorgeous WOW powders!! These are awesome!


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