Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Sweepie's 5th Birthday
So my poor craft room with all of it's paper, stamps, inks and various embellishments has been woefully ignored for a couple of weeks. I had to wipe away a cobweb from the door handle. We have had an uncharacteristically warm and beautiful beginning to March and this gorgeous 70+ degree sunshiny weather has lured me outside to play. There are a couple of people I owe late birthday cards to and several other events coming that I have to make cards for. One of which is my little niece Sweepie is turning 5! Her favorite color is pink with a little bit of green. Most of the cards I have made for her in the past have those colors. Sweepie also enjoys her dance class that she goes to every week. When I go to visit her she shows me the new steps she's learned.
I tried the easel technique for this card and I'm surprised at how easy it is. Because it was my first time trying this technique I followed the instructions and made a 4x4" square card. I would liked to have made it 5x5" but I don't have envelopes that size. I colored the image with Sharpie and Bic permanent markers. I don't have the budget for Copics and I have seen other people on the web use these to color. The sketch is adapted from this one. I used scraps of different DPs that I have to make the background.
Stamps: Ballet Millie - MFT, Birthday Surprise - Verve, Happiest Birthday Wishes - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: WW, Green Galore, Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, DP - SU
Accessories: Ribbon, Stick on Gem, Ribbon Punch, Nestabilities, Flower Bead