Monday, April 4, 2016

Puddles & Puddles of Birthday Wishes!

My youngest daughter has an April birthday, and she loves umbrellas and goulashes.  Several months ago, I bought a cute little ladybug digital image with the cutest polka dot umbrella and goulashes through my 2 Cute Ink Stamp Club's 75% off coupon.  When I saw it, I just had to have it, because take a look at the picture below and you will fully understand!  It is one of my daughter's engagement pictures, and true to her style, she brought an umbrella and her roses for props! 

I was really anxious and excited to get started on her card, but several holidays and earlier birthdays intervened and kept me from jumping right in after downloading the image!  I knew I had to wait. . .I just had to be patient!   Bummer, I just had too many others cards to finish first!  Meanwhile, my creative juices were flowing on the back burner while waiting, and my layout plan has been all set way back when.

Finally, the day arrived allowing me to get started. . .I just couldn't wait any longer!  My first task was to find the perfect red, black, and white patterned papers and red cardstock to use according to my "back burner" layout plan, and then I could begin my coloring.  Once the papers were chosen, I was able to begin selecting the perfect Copic marker shades of red needed to match my paper reds and begin coloring my little bug.  She colored up really nicely, and the rest of my card just fell together very quickly.  I'm pretty please with the outcome, so take a look at my little Puddle Bug card below:

I finished off this little bug card with a bit of inside decorating and a verse to coordinate with the front design.

Recipe:  Paper:  Stampin' Up/ Real Red cardstock; Bazzill/ Basics Patterned Stack (black); Echo Park/ Love Story (red banner).  X-Press It Blending Card/ White (for Copics).  Royal Lace 5" Doily.  Dies: PrettyPinkPosh/ Stitched Borders 4; My Favorite Things/ Stitched Square STAX.  Pretty Pink Posh: Metallic Silver sequins.  Stampin' Up Silver Cording Trim.  Ribbon: stash (Copic colored).  Copic Markers:  Background: C0, BG0000.  Puddles/Raindrops: BG01.  Umbrella/ Ladybug Shell/ Goulashes:  R22, R24, R27, R29, R46.  Ladybug Face/ Body:  C0, C01, C02, C03.  Polka Dots: C0, C01, C02, C03, C04, C05.   Goulashes soles: C04, C08.  Sentiment: Computer Font/ Penshurst 16 Bold.  Fishtail Flags/ Banner: handcut.  Banner stitch: PPP Stitched Borders 4 (straight).  Size: 5-1/4" X 5-7/8".

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