Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fifth Avenue Bithday - Two Ways

Sometimes I get so excited to use all my new stuff that I forget about all the fantastic stuff I've had for a while, so today's card features some of my dustier items. I've loved my Fifth Avenue Floral set for a couple of years at least and there was a time when I didn't make anything without using my Top Note die and you know what? I still love them just as much after all this time!
The challenge for this week over at The Paper Players is all about birthdays, which is so nice because really, who doesn't need birthday cards? I know I always do!

All of the stamping was done using black embossing powder so while you can't see it in the picture, it has a cool glossy look to it which I love.

Here's another version of basically the same card. I like the first one better, but I wanted to show how one idea can really be made into a number of different cards.

And here they are together...

I used:
* Fifth Avenue Floral and On Your Birthday stamp sets
* Not Quite Navy and Natural Ivory card stocks
* First Edition designer paper
* Versamark ink and Black embossing Powder
* Not Quite Navy Ink (for distressing)
* Top Note Bigz Die
* Framed Tulips impressions folder
* Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon (retired)


  1. Love the idea of doing two similar but different cards. Both are beautiful in their own way. Love them both. Thanks for having fun with The Paper Players this week!

  2. Both cards are fabulous! This is one of my all-time favorite sets. Love how you embossed this bloom on the DSP. Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

  3. Love them both! Although, the one with the Top Note is my favorite... I'm rather partial to that die!

  4. Love those flowers cut out and popped off the DSP, aren't dusty stamps GREAT?! :)

  5. Love the 5th Ave flowers on the newsprint DSP! Such a clean and classy color combination too...Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

  6. How COOL do those flowers look embossed and cut out on the newsprint? Wow! I really like how you created two different cards with the same elements, too. Thanks for the inspiration to look at this stamp set with fresh eyes, too. Mine hasn't seen ink in quite some time. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players for our birthday challenge!! :)

  7. Both are gorgeous---great use of color! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!!!