Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Celebrate Birthdays with Laurie Schmidlin

Good morning!  Laurie here, and I've got a couple of birthday cards to share with you!

This first card is for my Father-In-Law.  I don't know about you, but I normally really struggle when I sit down to create masculine cards.  Ribbons, flowers, rhinestones, and all those pretty embellishments...they are definitely more in my comfort zone.  Well, as I was looking through my package of Paper Layers (from the Love Nest Collection), I came across the coolest map with an old vintage sailboat on it and before I knew it my card was finished!
GD Masculine Birthday
After roughing up the edges of the map Paper Layer, I layered on some vellum that I stamped with the ledger background stamp (from the Distressing Set 3).  I kept the embellishments to a minimum using only various strings and a brad.

And now for something completely different!  :-)  For this card I went clean, crisp, & fun!
GD Celebration1
Using my patterned paper (Hoopla Frames from the Hoopla Collection) as an accent and utilizing more white space enabled the rub on I chose (from the Hoopla Collection) to really pop!  Again, I kept the embellishments to a minimum so as not to take away from the vibrant image.

Before I go, I wanted to remind you that there is still time to enter to win the new Glitz Collections!!  Check out these posts for more info:  Afternoon Muse, Laced with Grace, & Love Games!

Have a fabulous day!  ~Laurie

Masculine Birthday Card
Glitz Design "Love Nest" Paper Layer
Glitz Design Clear Stamps:  Distressing Set 3
Other:  Father Knows Best stamp set (PTI), White cardstock, Kraft cardstock, Vellum cardstock, Rich Cocoa Memento Ink, Antique Linen & Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Java Versamagic ink, Clear detail embossing powder, Sewing machine, Brad (Making Memories, String

Celebration Card
Glitz Design "Hoopla" paper:  Hoopla Frames
Glitz Designs "Hoopla" Rub Ons
Other:  White cardstock, Rhinestones, String, Button, Scallop border punch (EK Success)


FashionablyFit said...

i'm really impressed with your "masculine" card. i struggle with the same thing ~ making things that i create look not to "feminine" so that the men in my life can appreciate them as well (husband, father, brother, etc). thanks for sharing!

Scrapfaire said...

Fantastic Card!! I am so excited, I have shown your new collections to my LSS and they are as EXCITED as I am!!! WOOT!

Kay said...

Both of these are beautiful, but that first one really does have the "WOW" factor, and that paper is perfect!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are so gorgeous! Love that masculine card, and the bouquet of patterned paper balloons is just awesome! So lovely!

Lea L. said...

Really fabulous cards!!

Kristii said...

Absolutely fantastic cards Laurie!!!!