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

1 comment:

Olena said...

beautiful card! Love it! Olena