Saturday, 21 November 2015

Beautiful Blue

Two birthday cards to make today for my brother and sister-in-law.  Both will be sent to Ireland, so I needed the designs to be flat for posting.

The first is a 50th birthday card for my sister-in-law.
I've had the pearlised, lightly embossed blue card for a couple of years.  It really the most beautiful shade of blue and I decided I've been stroking it long enough and it needed to be used!   I cut off about 4cms from the right hand side of the front of the base card.  The border is cut with a Memory Box 'Kensington Border' die and attached to the inside of the card.  I added a thin strip of the blue card to the outside.  I had a snippet of embossed card left from the card I made in my last post, so attached this to the main part of the front of the card.  The Stitched Hexagons are by Memory Box - a birthday present from last week.

The next photo shows the card open.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:

My second card is for my brother.  As he lives near the sea, I decided on a nautical theme.  I had some of the blue card left, I used it on this card as well.
The backing paper is by Anna Marie Designs.  The Little Claire 'Silhouette Lighthouse' stamp is stamped in Versafine 'Onyx'. I used Memory Box 'Stitched Square' dies to mat and layer the image and the waves were die cut with a Memory Box 'Oceana Border' die.  A punched anchor and sea shell finished off my card.  

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

32 comments:

Veerle said...

Two very beautiful cards Liz.
Hugs
Veerle x

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card. The butterfly border is lovely and looks great with the embossed panel. Elizabeth xx

Lisa said...

Oh wow, both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous!! I love the butterfly border on the first one!! It looks amazing!! The lighthouse and the waves are so fabulous on the second!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Janice said...

Liz, both of these are brilliant, I love your simple clean style, beautiful CAS, Jx

Jan Ltc said...

Fab cards Liz xx Jan

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous shade of blue Liz, and love that EF, a fabulous male card.

Kath x

Kathleen said...

Oh sorry, love the female one too.

Kath x

Barb said...

They are two beautiful cards Liz. The butterfly border is lovely and perfect for the butterfly challenge. I love the card you've made for your brother. The blue wave looks great and I love that little anchor. I look at your makes and have to keep googling things! Barbxx

pam said...

Two Fantastic cards Liz, love the butterfly border and embossing, great image and design on the other card.
Pam x

Mrs A. said...

I love the butterfly die cut edge to your card. Your right the blue is a lovely shade. Like the nautical card for our brother too. Thankyou or fluttering by. Hugs Mrs A.

Dana & Glen said...

Oh Liz, what a stunning 50th birthday card! The blue is so striking. Fabulous nautical card too!

brenda said...

Two super creations Liz, great use of dies and lovely colours as well.

Many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Liz....Two Brilliant cards....love the butterfly border....great male design on the other one...Joolsx

Kathyk said...

Two splendid makes which seem to fit the "flat for posting" criteria too!

Kathyk

Di said...

Wow Liz - what a stunning snippets card! The die cut border is just fabulous the way you've used it and that blue is yummy! i can see why you hung onto it for so long. LOVE the male card too. And once again you've put temptation in my way - so far I'm being strong though! :)

Hugs

Di xx

Liz said...

You've got more will power than me, Di. I saw your lovely embossing folder on an online craft store for £3.49 with free P&P, about the same as a cup of coffee, and it was the last one they had. My finger slipped on the 'BUY' button. ;-) xx

mamapez5 said...

Two beautiful cards Liz. That is a gorgeous blue. I am glad I am not the only paper stroker. I too find it difficult to cut into some of my favourite pieces. Kate x

Liz said...

I actually bought a couple of sheets, so I can still do a bit of paper stroking for a while. :-) xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautiful and so striking Liz, Love the die-cut border on the first.
thanks so much for playing along this week!
Sarah xx
Less is More

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful die cut border, Liz! And I love that embossing folder! Your nautical card is perfect for a brother who lives by the sea! Love that birthday paper!

Ardyth said...

I always love to see more than one card made with similar supplies - it really shows how we can get more out of what we have. Your delicate edging really is very, very pretty! So glad you joined us at CASology this week, Liz!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

two beautiful cards there Liz well done indeed... love the blue and white and also the border dies, I must get mine out again and soon, don't use it enough.
Thanks for popping my candy on the sidebar.. the end of the month is racing there isn't it??
Shaz in oz.x

Tina Z. said...

Great blue colour and I love the border die with butterflies.
Thank you for joining us,
Tina, GD on Butterfly Challenge

Anne said...

Liz these are both gorgeous! Your 50 card is a great take on our challenge, love that seaside silhouette too.
Thank you for playing along at "Less is More" this week
Anne
"Less is More"

rachel said...

a beautiful selection of cards! Thanks so much for joining us at CVC this month and good luck in the draw! Hugs rachel x

SARN said...

Two wonderful cards Liz. I find men's cards hard to make, your second one is just perfect for your Brother.

Hugs, Sarn xx

Fiona said...

Love that edging on your CAS card, the blue is very striking and great you could use it on the nautical card too.

My Paper Cat said...

So pretty, what a great die and I love the colour combo too.

Sue - said...

Two wonderful cards Liz. That is a beautiful shade of blue.

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts Tracy X

Chrissie said...

I love the monochrome effect on these cards Liz, simply stunning! Great die cuts too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

That shade of blue is lovely, I think we all have those items in our stash that we just stroke and never use, a bit like candles we don't want to burn! I love how you've created both a male and female card in the same shades, perfectly done.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More