One of my cardmaking buddies had a birthday in the busy month of October...bless her heart! With so many pasts due in October, I decided to publish her card in November. In making her card, I decided to finished off the last card from the Magnolia stamp card kit designed by my sister, Heidi Gonzales (Lil' Scrap Corner blog) several years ago.
Once again, I added some changes to suit my cardmaking style and make the card more me. I used the Bazzill Lakeshore blue cardstock intended as a mat layer to add another scallop layer under the scalloped flower strip upon which the little Tilda stamp sits in her circle frame. As I have the Basic Grey Pyrus papers from which this kit was made, I decided to add the striped pattern as my mat layer and add a chocolate chip cardbase instead of white. I also made my card a more compact rectangle, 6-1/4" x 5" instead of the long narrow rectangle in the original design. My sentiment also changed from a thanks card to a birthday card.
With my card design set, I colored my little stamped image using the woodless-colored pencil technique with mineral spirits, drawing from the colors in the Pyrus papers. I then fussy-cut her so she could sit on her circular frame. I was rewarded by my paper changes with a card full of rich colors. . .very much a fall birthday card to a tee. I think Charlene will enjoy her birthday wishes brought to her by little Tilda in her patched jeans, head scarf, and little jacket.
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip (base); Bazzill Lakeshore cs; Basic Grey Pyrus--Bradford/ Plymouth; BoBunny Double Dot--Chocolate Dot/ Rust Dot. Dies/ Punches: Spellbinders Scallop Circles/ Circles. Papertrey Ink: Small Scallop Border. SU Modern Labels / Word Window punches. Other: Koh-I-Noor Woodless Colored pencils (Michaels). Mineral spirits (WalMart). Papertrey buttons. May Arts: Hemp Twine. Computer sentiment.