October is a BIG cardmaking month for me with numerous family and friend birthdays and my anniversary card to my husband! With two birthday cards under my belt, I now turn to my last two sister-in-law birthdays this month only one day apart. My first card is for my husband's youngest of four sisters. I had a little card kit designed by my sister, Heidi, Gonzales (My Lil' Stamp Corner), and decided to put it together with just a few changes to suit my needs. I revisited the use of woodless colored pencils on the Patch Tilda stamp by Magnolia. She is fussy-cut and popped up off her Spellbinders Labels 9 frame. Isn't she a cutie in her patched coveralls---perfect for a fall-colored card.
I am pretty happy with the way my coloring job turned out after not using this technique for over three years after converting to Copic markers as my coloring tool of choice. I even remember how to use the Mineral Spirits to set the color between shades. I think June will like her card, though it will be a few days late due to so many activities and celebrations within our own immediate family in the early days of October.
I finished off the inside of the card to coordinate with the outside design and made up a little verse to fit with belated birthday greetings.
Paper: Georgia-Pacific White cs; Bazzill: Tangelo/ Simon. Basic Grey: Pyrus-Pyrinae/ Pirum.; BoBunny Shiitake DoubleDot. Stamps: Magnolia Sitting Patch Tilda. Dies: Spellbinders Labels 9. Punches: EK Medium Scallop Corners (inside). Other: Koh-I-Noor Woodless Colored pencils (Michaels). Mineral spirits (WalMart). Twine (May Arts). Computer sentiment. Stash: Crochet lace, buttons.