Monday, 11 November 2013

Twin Birthdays!

 I have twin nephews who live in the UK, and their 7th birthday is coming up. I always struggle a little bit with these cards - I don't want them to be the same, but I don't see them very often and therefore do not know things like favourite colours and interests very well. So I looked around for some inspiration.


For the first one, I used the sketch for this week's CASE This Sketch Challenge, a Sweet Stamp Shop sentiment and a PTI number die.




And for the second, I loosely used the artwork from the classic Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon, some Technique Tuesday stamps (after some very tricky stamp surgery) and a Memory Box number die.

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon




24 comments:

Hannelie said...

Wow 2 fabulous cards!!

Toni said...

My boyfriend is a pink Floyd fan and immediately caught the reference. These are perfect for your nephews!

Kelly Griglione said...

OMG ... I LOVE your Dark Side of the Moon card!!! Can you make one with a 43 on it?!: ) The tilted sketch on your first card and where you put your sentiment fit quite well.

joy said...

The twins will love these graphic and colorful cards, Ardyth!

Gerrina said...

The first card ia beautiful, but the second one is stunning! How great those stripes wordk; ik looks they push the seven of the card! Inky greetings, Gerrina

Lynn said...

Seriously cool inspiration photo and wow...you knocked them both out of the park!

mypapercraftworld said...

Cool, cool, cool x 2 Ardyth ... graphic and stunning, both of them! Anita :)

Sherrie M. said...

Great cards Ardyth!! Bol and perfect for boys. And the extra mile to make them similar is wonderful - I have twin girls and they would love that!

Kristie Goulet said...

Two awesome cards, Ardyth!

Happy Dance said...

"I can't think of anything to say except I think it's marvelous". Stole that right out of their song "Brain Damage" on that album! Two awesome cards!!! They will love these. So nice that they're individual cards too! Bev

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love the bold colors with black!!! So coolly. They will love them !!

Susanne Vargas said...

Love both cards - graphic heaven!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both terrific! I'm sure your nephews will love them!

Geri said...

So when you say stamp surgery, did you cut some stamps apart? If so, good on you girl cuz I am always too chicken to try it!

These cards are FABULOUS!!! Totally cool (or whatever a 7 year old might say). So bold and so graphic - love the clean lines! The twinks are gonna love them :)

Amazing job on the Pink Floyd album cover. DH has this one, in pristine condition, tucked away in a safe place (along with a ton of Beatles albums too)

Deborah Frings said...

I think your nephews will love these cards - they are absolutely stunning!

Betty J. said...

Super cool cards. Love your CAS design. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

Quip1320 said...

As always, Ardyth, you wow me! These are both super awesome and I can totally see making an awesome card set with the first and just changing up the colors. Tons of fun combos!

Joyce said...

Two fabulous cards for young boys.

Bobby said...

These cards are brilliant and super! Perfect for males of any age.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Perfect! Fabulous graphic feel and use of the numbers~ They will love these!!

Gabby said...

LOVE both of these b.d. cards! Terrific bold colors and designs. :)

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous designs, Ardyth! I love the graphic elements and the color combo is perfect on both cards! What a cool and clever autie you are!

donna mikasa said...

Fab cards for 7 year olds or any age! Love the graphic punch!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous cards that I am sure the twins will be over the moon about.