As mentioned earlier in the month, I have two birthday nieces in January, and they are both in the same family! My second little niece is going to be two this year! I made her new sister a baby card earlier this month as well, though she was born in September. (I was a tad late welcoming her to the world.) This new little sister got a cute little giraffe card, and while searching for just the right giraffe for that card, I came across this pack of zoo animals going to a party. I thought it would be just right for Paisley's second birthday!
My method for coloring my digital images is to find the paper first that I think will go with my digital image, and then, the coloring seems to fall in place. So, I settled on this cute glittery polka dot paper in pastels, and chose to bring out the pinks in the paper since the card is for a wee girl.
I just bought the Stitched Curved Rectangle STAX from My Favorite Things, and knew the largest would work out perfectly for cutting out my little animals. I was super happy to see that my large corner punch fit the curves on the rectangles perfectly to use on an underlay mat. I also recently bought some Cottage Cutz word dies that I had been dying to get my hands on, so, I was equally anxious to try out the happy birthday words on Paisley's card. I hope Paisley finds her card as much fun to look at, as I had fun making it.
And the inside:
Recipe: Paper - SU: Whisper White cs, Strawberry Slush cs. Darice: Pastels Patterned cs, DCWV: Dots, Stripes, and Plaids Stack. MFT die: Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX. Martha Stewart Large Corner Rounder. Stampin' Up Punch: Scallop Edge Border. Cottage Cutz Word dies: Happy, Birthday. Digital image: unknown. Copic marker coloring. Queen & Co. Pink Twinkle Goosebumps. Stash: 7/8" Pink Satin Sheer ribbon.