Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I Come With Birthday Tidings!

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.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Carlene,

    Your papers-crafting are so beautiful. May I share it with my friends on Facebook? Thank you. :)

    Best Regards,
    Lily, Johor-Malaysia.


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