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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Happy Birthday to Amber Ink!



It's Amber Ink's first birthday, and you're invited to the party! To celebrate, many of the past and present Amber Ink torchbearers are participating in a giant blog hop. If you've already been hopping, you should have arrived from Emily's always inspiring blog. If you're looking for hop directions, head over to Party Central (aka Amber Inklings) for all the details. And what would a birthday party be without presents, so be sure to comment for your chance to win! 
I have two cards to share today, one using a classic Amber Ink girl, and one using some brand new images! 




I made this birthday card recently for a friend celebrating a rather significant birthday. At first I was stumped as to what I could do for a card, but once I thought of this Amber girl from the set Hope, Popcorn & Wine, the idea soon came together. 




This card uses Amber Ink's brand new set, It's a Train Set, along with a few cupcakes and candles from Little Things: Birthday Fanfare - Bake Me a Cake. I put all the images together in Microsoft Word, printed it out and coloured them. The train's layered on my second-favourite iPaper, Spin Pin: Tiny. Quick and fun!
Your next stop on the birthday party hop is Meg! Not only a former torchbearer for Amber Ink, Meg is also currently in the top 15 in Paper Crafts magazine's Gallery Idol contest. Get ready to be dazzled! 
Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the birthday hop! 


Supplies: (60th birthday card) white & blue cardstock, Amber Ink Hope, Popcorn and Wine stamps, Versafine onyx black ink, Prismacolor pencils, dimensionals; (train card) white cardstock, Amber Ink Spin Pin: Tiny iPaper, Amber Ink It's a Trainset & Bake Me a Cake digital stamps, Laurentien markers, Prismacolor pencils, silver & gold gel pens, Twinery charcoal twine

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39 comments:

*CAFE said...

Such great cards! Both so different from each other, but wonderful, just the same!!

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Two very cool cards, love the train set:)
Hugs
Suzi
xxx

lydiawalker said...

both very different cards xxx love the first xxx

Adrian said...

great cards!

TannyP said...

HAHAHAHA! Love them both, but that wino card is the best! I'm pretty sure I may start getting cards like that soon ;)
Your train is perfect...I love the tracks!

Pam said...

I could barely get past the first card I was chuckling so much! Brilliant. Love the subtlety of the "rather significant" # behind. Well done! The train is darling, the track...perfect! We're so lucky ;)

Sue said...

Hi ya
two fabulous cards, luv the 60 brill design, sue,x

Joey said...

Hi Lindsey, two fantastic cards, the 60 card looks so effective. Joey (pink torch) xx

Hestia's Helper said...

WOW! That "significant" number is so subtle in the background... love that! And the choo-choo... here comes the Par-tay train! Woo hoo!!
Stacie

Meg said...

Two cards in one day? This must be a party!!

Your first card is perfect for quite a significant birthday. I love using the age as the background and the soft coloring.

And your second card is awesome. Charcoal twine train tracks = GENIUS! Love the spin pin paper and your bright coloring on this one!

Emily Leiphart said...

Both cards are so creative, Linds! I love that big 60 behind the Amber Girl and the train is adorable! I love how you framed it with AI digi paper and twine. Those cupcakes are fabulous. Damian even commented, "Look, Mommy! A train with cupcakes!"

Whimsey said...

Oh my word - both are just fabulous! LOVE that huge 6-0 on the first card; really pops off the page!

Love the choo-choo and the digi paper to frame it up!

Keva said...

Fabulous cards!

I'm Renee said...

Both are super fabby cards!!
I have to admit the first one kind'a caught me off guard with the "60"...
wondered if I could have some of what you were having :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Both of your cards are great. TFS.

Carrol said...

Two great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Kerri said...

These are both fabulous! I just love how you used the twine for the train track!

Karin said...

Wonderful cards! I love that wine card, are you sure you didn't make it for me? lol! The party train is to die for too...Love the bright paper, it's on of my favs too!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Love the dp you paired with the train image! so cute!

Brennen said...

I don't think anyone can go wrong with the Hope. Popcorn & Wine set. Super cute!

wendyp said...

Both are AWESOME!!! Love the cupcakes on that party train!

Cheryl said...

Both cards are wonderful and so fun!



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kurlygirl said...

Simply adorable cards!

Jocelyn said...

Love both cards! The first one cracked me up, and the big "60" in the background is so fab. The cupcakes on the train--so cute. I love it!

Divya@The Craft Angel said...

Great cards!

Allison said...

Terrific creations! That first card sums up my day!

FrancineB said...

Love the 60 card. That will be me when I hit the big 6-0. lol

Thistleblue said...

Gorgeous cards, love the wine bottle on it's side! Happy Birthday to Amber Inks!
hugs
Michelle
xx

Julie E said...

What great cards! Lovin' the numbers and LO on the first. Plus the use of the twine on the second creates the perfect track!!!

reeree62 said...

Hope Popcorn & Wine...what a GREAT stamp set!!!
Great cards!!

VICTORIA said...

wow I love both your cards and the train set is so cute.

The Paper Princess said...

Fabulous concepts on both cards!!!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.com

Sunghee said...

Wow Lindsey! Two great cards! Love the first one! So brilliant! Heehee. And the train card is fantastic, too carrying all those cupcakes! Fab!!!

dahlhousedesigns said...

very cool cards!

lisa a.

Angela said...

I wish every train had giant cupcakes up top. What a happy train ride that must be! Your wino is adorable, too, especially with that big ol' "60" looming overhead!

Janna Werner said...

Amber Ink is gorgeous! And I think you really celebrated them with these two fun and colourful cards! Janna

kasia c. said...

Oh my! What a fabulous card! I think I might have to get that image!!

LOVE that train card too. I love how the cars are carrying cupcakes, so cute!

Virginia L. said...

Your cards make me smile, Lindsey!! Beautiful coloring!! I adore them!

Wendy ten Hove said...

These are perfect, Lindsey!! Love the colorful paper with the train and that '60-card' is just perfect! Fun!!!
Hugs, Wendy