One of my very favorite people is having a birthday this month, and I was still in the mood for more coloring. In searching through my stash, I ran across this little Precious Moments - Bringing Gifts digital image, which I've had for over five years. I had wanted to color it up and make a vintage birthday card, so almost give years ago, I sized it, printed it, and put it in my stash to take to a three-day cropping event with my Mom and sister. Lo and behold, Mom saw it and whined until I had to let her steal it to make a little birthday card for one of her great granddaughters. Well. . .how dare she. . .this meant I could never use it on a card for any of my nieces or grand-nieces on that side of the family, because it had been seen by all!
Well, guess what, with Bringing Gifts once again in my hands, I decided I could use it for my dear friend and cardmaking buddy's birthday. I was stoked! I already had a piece of vintage tiny rose patterned paper that I was itching to use. Of course, with the layering I like to do, I needed several other companion patterns that would go with it, and some coordinating cardstock. That done, I started coloring. Red is a challenge to work with, but I finally managed to get my image to a point where I was satisfied with it. Meanwhile as I colored, I came up with the layout ideas, and the card was done in no time. I'm pretty happy, and I would like to share it with you below:
My final challenge to completely finish every card is to create an inside design and verse that compliments my recipient's personality and the occasion for giving the card. Here is a look-see at my finished inside:
Recipe: Papers: SU cardstock--Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla; Cosmos Cricket/ Odds & Ends-Remnant; Pebbles Basics/ Gingham Check; DCWV Dots, Stripes, & Plaids stack. Digital image: Precious Moments/ Bringing Gifts. Spellbinders die: Big Scallop Oval SM. MFT die: Stitched Oval STAX. SU punches: 1" Circle, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle, Curvy Corners, Open Scallop Trim Border (retired). SU ribbon: 3/8" Old Olive Stitched Grograin (retired); Stash ribbon: 5/8" cream metallic organza sheer. Buttons: SU/ stash. Pearl. Computer sentiment/ verse: Font-Baroque Antique Script/ 12. Copic Markers: Face--E0000, R0000, E00, R000, R00. Cheeks--R20, White Gel pen. Golden Chestnut Brown Hair--Y21, 623, YR23, E35, E99, E18. Hair Ribbon/ Package Ribbon/ Pantaloons--YG01, YG03, Y21, YG25. Present--B0000, BG11, BG13, BG07. Dress Collar/ Lace/ Lower Sleeve--RV01, RV21, RV11. Dress Skirt, Pinafore Ruffle/ Upper Sleeve/ Bodice--R20, R21, R22, R24, R29, R46. Shoes--C0, C1, C3, C5. BackgroundBase--C0 feather lightly horizontally. Blend horizontal BG0000. Sky--E40 feather horizontally, lightly (image cardstock white...needed to be vanilla). Size: 5-1/4" square.