Monday, October 6, 2014

Sister-in-Law Birthday Celebrations!

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.

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