Sunday, September 7, 2014

Happy Birthday Celebrations to a Special Sister-in-Law!

It is my sister-in-law, June's, birthday on September 1. . .one day following it makes her extra special!  I wanted to make her a very special birthday card this year to commemorate the exceptional time I had at her house at the family reunion and in memory of our Happy Hour Peacock Painting Ladies' Night.  Yes, we actually learned to paint a peacock in oils on a canvas medium.  It was certainly a night to put in the memory banks, full of fun, laughter, total concentration, and a little liquid libations as well!  Oh, AND, painting; we did get though our instruction was probably wondering!

What could be more perfect!  Stampin' Up came out with a lovely peacock stamp this year in their new annual catalog published on June 1st!  Is that serendipity or what!!! All the while I was painting away, I kept thinking of how I would be making June a peacock birthday card in honor of this special night!  I was stoked!

I colored my little bird with Copic markers, found the perfect companion papers and ribbon to go with my coloring job.  I have to tell you this is totally the reverse of the method I generally use in making a Copic-colored card!  My usual mode of operation is to pick the papers first, and then figure out the Copic colors that will coordinate, but, in this case, I knew what I wanted my bird to look like, and I did know that I would be using the Gold glitter cardstock because this was the background color of our actual painted peacocks.  I am very pleased with the way my card turned out, and I hope June is as thrilled with it as I am!  Happy Birthday, June!

Recipe:  SU: Night of Navy cs.  Core'dinations-Oscar (gold glitter).  K&Co./ Watercolor Bouquet Specialty Pad.  DCWV Collage Art Stack.  X-Press It Blending Cardstock.  SU stamp: Perfect Peacock.  Spellbinders dies: Petite Scallop Ovals LG; Petite Ovals SM.  WRMK Scallop Corners Chomper.  Offray Variegated Organdy ribbon.  SU: Crystal Effects (tail "eyes').  Recollections Rhinestones.  Stash: Glitter buttons (color-enhanced with V17 Copic).  Lion Metallic Gold yarn.  Coloring: Copic markers. EK Scallop Corner Punch (inside). (Size: 5-1/2" x 6").

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