Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Pinterest-inspired Birthday Cards


We have two birthdays coming up - my brother-in-law (Feb 19) and my horse-surgeon sister (Feb 20). I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration. Here's the inspiration for my BIL's card:


I love the overlapping words of different strengths and in different directions and achieved a similar look by using black and grey with one of my favourite Papertrey sentiments.



For this one, this crochet blanket with its separated rainbow stripes is bright and cheery, but still very clean. I added another Papertrey sentiment and a Yellow Owl Workshop horse to personalize it for my sister.


17 comments:

Lynn Mangan said...

I love your beautiful cards from these awesome pins Ardyth!

Sindhu said...

gorgeous cards Ardyth! I LOVE the second one!

Gerrina said...

Both are great, maybe I like the BIL-card best, just because I know the inspiration for such a long time! Great how you show where you´ve been inspired through! Have a creative day, Gerrina

Chriss Blagrave said...

Such perfect cards for your family members! Love the grey and black masculine and the bright horsey card! Love that you showed your inspiration pieces.

Happy Dance said...

Cool and Cool!!!! The card for your bil is just perfect for a guy. Those grays and blacks together are awesome! And the one for your sister....well, she'll just love it! Love the two and three sets of bright stripes! Love these. Bev

cm said...

Two perfect cards made "just for" your BIL and sister. They'll love them, as do I!
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Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love the CAS word card ... great masculine card!

Geri said...

Oh my goodness...you are one amazing card making machine! Looks like I missed a whole lot of eye candy while I was away! Your "Glory" card - stunning! And the robots...totally cute! My fav is definitely the Pinterest inspred "HB" card!!!

Joyce said...

I love both of these, Ardyth. It is so easy to see how you were inspired, when you post your inspiration photos, but that is something I cannot do at all. I especially love the first card. Word art is always such fun.

shirley-bee said...

Wow, great cards from the inspiration pictures!

Deepti said...

I always look forward to see ur photo inspired cards, they are tremendously amazing :) I love that horse, I know its ur fav , now mine too.

And yes Congrats on LIM,ur card is a stunner :)

Anita in France said...

Can I just say thank you, Ardyth! The inspiration pictures are fantastic enough ... but then there are your amazing takes on them ... I'm in awe of how you do that! I adore the sophisticated, cool and graphic word art on the first ... and the silhouette horse against all those yummy rainbow colours ... bliss! Anita :)

Annette22 said...

wow, both cards are looking great
I love the use of your sentiment stamp that looks so good

Annette

Bobby said...

I love how you were inspired by both of these photographs. I need to start looking at things with making a card in mind.

Sheila H said...

Your cards are wonderful. The are perfect for each occasion. Love he designs and colors. It's amazing how you can be inspired by a photo.

Kim Heggins said...

You are one amazing card maker...both of your cards are just fabulous!

Sian Ridley said...

LOVE your BIL's card, it is perfectly simple but so well designed. Of course, your sister 'a card is also stunning - it has rainbow stripes which makes it an instant winner as far as I'm concerned !! :)