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Friday, May 2, 2014

Happy Birthday cards for Lavinia's Challenge # 5

Hello my dear crafty and stamper friends:

Lavinia stamps host a challenge at their blog  every month
The NEW date for the challenge is from now on  every 2nd of the month  
and this  month's theme is "Birthday Girl"...
And here it are my contribution...for this month...

My 1st card is a monochromatic (in blues) Twisted Easel card and the little fairy "Nissa" is holding a fun bouquet of balloons made out of buttons...

The front panel has "Nissa" embossed in turquoise Embossing powder and I highlighted all the contour with a white gel pen to make her stand out and then outline it with a turquoise fine point pen. The background was made with 2 stencils from Memory Box ( stars and flowers) using some distress inks

And she is bringing some gifts; which are simple little rectangles embellished with bakers twine and the Lavinia stamp of "wild poppies" were embossed with 3  different  colors of embossing powders...

A last view,
Card closed ready to be tucked away in an envelope to be send for the "birthday girl"

I made a video on a twisted easel card for a men HERE,  in case you want to have a pick on the construction of this type of cards...

The 2nd card holds a small gift,
it is a bookmark card holder...

Curious to know  how I made this background?

Well this is very fun technique using  alcohol inks and blowing some "air" into the surface to achieve a splash effect...

Place some drops of alcohol inks on glossy paper + some blending solution to dilute the color and "blow" the inks with that bottle/spray...which is used to remove dust from keyboards on computers...
and this is the effect...

as for the construction of the card? 
simply cut diagonally the top portion and the front panel fold it towards the left, to make the pocket, easy!!!

here is the bookmark, I place some magnet adhesive sheet "found at Michaels too" on the inside to hold on to the pages of the book

with the book, (maybe this  will be the other gift, besides the bookmark)...
the reverse has  a different stamp! this cute couple of fairies..."Star Gazing"

A last view of the pair...

I hope you can play along with us!

For a little bit more of inspiration do not forget to visit my fellow DTM, they always have gorgeous projects...their blogs are found at the main Lavina Stamp Challenge Blog,  or on the side bar of my blog, and remember to leave us some comments and enter your project there for the chance to win a voucher of £40 at the Lavinia web shop site, e-mail entries are accepted too, so you do NOT  need to have a blog to participate! and remember to use Lavinia stamps on your project for a birthday celebration !



Lavinia Stamps: fairies:  Nissa; Star gazing; Melodie silhouette small;
Foliagewild poppies; Fushia; willow;



  1. What a stunning card Bibiana. It looks so beautiful too. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. Love both of you creations Bibiana. Both are awesome. I don't get to say that very often.


  3. Beautiful creations Bibiana, love the technique.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  4. Just love your take on Lavinia Stamps, always different and unique projects Bibiana, a real pleasure visiting xx Zoe xx

  5. Wow, fabulous makes! What a great idea to have the fairy holding button balloons! Xxx

  6. Fabulous cards & bookmark. Love the buttons.

  7. Both beautiful cards...I have yet to try a twisted easel card...You have inspired me...and your bookmark card is also really creative and pretty...tfs...

  8. Your cards are beautiful, I love them, especially the blue one!!! And the bookmark is great! xxx

  9. très jolies créations , d'une grande originalité!!

  10. BRAVOOO pour toutes ces superbes réalisations, vraiment très belles, TIFFANY

  11. Superbe, les rendus sont magnifique!

  12. Wonderful cards Bibiana, love the bookmark one, the colours are gorgeous, beautiful images and layout.

  13. Gorgeous cards, Bibiana! Love your button balloons and alcohol ink background. You are always so inspiring!

  14. Really lovely - the bookmark and card is gorgeous

  15. Beautiful cards Bibiana, as always, great tutorial too, I especially like your balloons, fabulous idea. Hugs P xxx

  16. Quelle originalité, vous êtes en feu!
    Bravo de Capucine!

  17. J'aime beaucoup les tampons Lavinia et tes deux réas sont vraiment très belles!! bises

  18. Hi Bibiana, I love visiting your blog, you are always so creative! Two fabulous cards, love the button balloons and the air-blown alcohol inks. Maddy x

  19. Twisted easel is my favorite fold and you used it with your gorgeous images and wonderful button balloons! I love how you used the presents on the bottom to hold the easel. Your second card is just as beautiful and you have really built it with a great tutorial! TFS and I like the way your bookmark can be inserted with the card! Beautiful!!

  20. A wonderful card today too. I love these different easelcards and have made many different kinds of them, and yours are just gorgeous made in beautiful colors too.

  21. Ces 2 créas sont superbes ma grande, je garde précieusement ces idées si tu le permets!
    Gros bisous et bon WE

  22. Gorgeous cards Bibiana - love the button balloons idea - and such fab techniques you've used, thanks for sharing them x

  23. Beautiful work Bibiana - such great inspiration. Kx

  24. Deux très belles créations Bibiana ! J'aime beaucoup la bleue mais aussi le marque-page ! Bises

  25. Well, I adore that blue card, such a great idea to use buttons as balloons.....gorgeous choice of stamps. And a VERY clever idea on the second card, to make a matching bookmark....LOVE IT! xx

  26. Beautiful cards, Bibiana.. Thanks so much for sharing the awesome technique.. :)

  27. These are gorgeous! I think the 'balloons' on the blue card is super clever!

  28. Bibiana theses are fantastic . So detailed and gorgeous colours. Hope you are well x

  29. Gorgeous. Love the alcohol ink background. These silhouette stamps are so striking

  30. Thank you for always showing your techniques! I know it's a LOT of work but it is much appreciated!m FAB BG and love the balloon button display!

  31. I love both cards Bibiana, what a great idea with the balloons and good tips for use of the alcohol inks, I must try this.
    Thank you for your inspiration, your blog is a real treat to visit.
    Hugs Karen xxx


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