Friday, December 28, 2007

fun birthday card

Tomorrow we'll be celebrating my niece and nephew's birthday -- they were both born on the same day 2 years apart. It's not their actual birthday tomorrow, but it is a weekend when we could all get together and they're still young enough where they don't mind.

In any case, I of course waited until the last minute to make their cards. This card will be for my niece. It's actually a card I made in accordance with the specifications of today's limited supplies challenge on SCS. The challenge was to use only a shade of white card stock (no other colors) 2-3 designer papers, 1 stamped image to color, an optional sentiment and 1 piece of ribbon. We could not use any punches or other tools, but we could use sponges and any coloring medium. What a fun challenge!

I used confetti white card stock for my card base and the main image. The designer papers both come from the Polka Dots and Petals designer series paper which is retiring this month. I know the mat looks like 3 different papers, but it's actually a piece of one striped designer paper. I thought this was a pretty clever take on the challenge!

For my main image I stamped the cake from Fun and Fast notes and colored it with markers and blender pen. I used pretty in pink, barely banana and certainly celery markers. I used the blender pen with sky blue and basic gray. I stamped the image in basic gray as well and used the direct to paper technique to edge the edges of my image piece of card stock. I added a piece of pretty in pink taffeta ribbon and just to be a little different I stamped the Happy Birthday Wishes sentiment in going gray ink right on the ribbon. It looks a bit fuzzy in the picture because of the way the ribbon reflects with the camera flash, but in real life it's quite legible.

I must say I'm pretty happy with the card and I know my niece will love it as she likes pretty much anything pink! I'll upload the card for my nephew tomorrow!


Juliann said...

This is very cute!!! I love that paper!

dd2njoy said...

Very lovely Diane!!!

tyrymom29 said...

very cute card!!!