Thursday, October 23, 2014

Birthday Wishes to many

October is without a doubt my favorite month of the year. I love the crisp morning air followed by warm afternoons, the brilliance of the fall leaves here in Kentucky & Ohio, fresh apple cider and anything....absolutely anything flavored with pumpkin! 

Another reason it's a favorite is because so many people dear to me were born in October, so there's lots of birthday wishes to send and celebrate this month.
Below is a card I made for a few of those October birthday (girls) in my life with some variations. I used 2 gifts from my dear friend Nancy; a set of neon inks from hero arts (link is to online sale at Joann's for $5.99), and a great background stamp from Darcie Heater (i think...don't know the name of it right now). The HB stamp comes from a clear set by Hero Arts called Glow Girl and  I'm crazy about it (also a gift...from my sis, Jen).

You can figure it out, but I basically stamped the background in each of the 4 neon ink colors, then I cut all 4 of the images the same way (doing 2 at a time in my paper trimmer), then you just piece them back together mixing and matching the colors and before you know it, you have 4 card fronts :). I wanted a solid accent strip on each card, so I randomly chose one of the 4 neon colors and inked a strip of white cardstock so it matched perfectly. The butterfly is done the same way...inked a piece of cardstock then punched it with a very, very old butterfly punch and then again with a scallop punch circle (that i just snagged for $5 at a store that shall remain nameless because i really don't like to shop there or support them).

Thanks for looking....I'll be back soon to post about the MAIN reason I love October...stay tuned :).


  1. what? your main reason for loving October isn't me?! LOL
    fantastic card!

  2. Of course, it is, Nancy. Love this card. The neon is fabulous. And I also love that scripty fifties stamp.