I thought I would share my most recent creation with you. I was asked by a group of lovely ladies that I work with to make a card for a friend who is turning 40 this Friday. This card is a little larger than my normal size so that everyone can write their on greeting in the card. The Card measures 14 cm x 17.5 cm in size.
I try to stay away from including ages on cards – for anyone turning older than 21. I don’t believe ages on cards to be necessary and someone once told me that people, often, do not like being reminded that they are ageing. I can 100% agree with the latter statement. Also I think people are more comfortable displaying non aged cards around the house – during the week or pre and post their birthday.
In the card above, I used a stamp from Art Impressions. The stamp is from the Whoots collection and I am in love with these guys. I love that the little guy on the end has fallen asleep, their beanies, the whole image is just so sweet.
Note that since I have taken this picture, I have moved the Y from the Birthday down, I wasn’t happy with how it loomed above the rest of the letters (gotta love a product that is forgiving).
I like to keep my cards Clean and Simple. I had started off this card with a completely different idea and then after an hour of colouring and smudging (It wasn’t going to happen for me yesterday) I decided to try something completely different. I’m glad I did. I am pretty happy with how this has turned out (if I do say so myself).
I haven’t quite worked out how to include links in posts at this time, last time they fell off the post completely. So I’ll list all my supplies below.
The owls were coloured in using my Inktense Pencils (my husband searched high and low for these for my birthday this year, I don’t know where he found a boxed set, but he did!!!!. I love them and knowing how hard he searched for them, makes me appreciate them even more). The colours of the Inktense pencils are so intense – my husband couldn’t believe the beanies weren’t coloured in using Copics. The colours are so vibrant and this picture does not do the colours justice. I haven’t decided (nor do I think I could) which I prefer (Copic or Inktense Colouring) they both produce such beautiful results. It’s just nice to have the option.
The branch was cut out on my Silhouette Cameo – I’m finally learning how to modify my existing shapes into new shapes. The more I use my Cameo the more I love it and the easier creating is sometimes. I love that I can have shapes instantaneously – no more searching the local Spotlight or Lincraft for the right shape (lets face it, who was I kidding looking there n the first place, we both know they probably wouldn’t have it anyway. Then stores wonder why they’re losing out to online retailers). The branch was coloured in using Copics. The longest part of the card (once I’d set my mind on this design) was the colouring of the owls and then the fussy cutting of the owls.
I hope you like my creation too, thanks for taking the time to let me share it with you.
I’m off to finish one more card for the weekend, then I’m off to curl up on the couch and have Foxtel time. Hopefully I’ll be all ready for a new week by the end of the day!
Owls: Art Impressions UML4123 stamped in Black Versafine on 200gsm Canson Watercolour Paper.
Colouring Media: Derwent Inktense Pencils, Copic Ciao Markers, Atyou Spica (clear)
Paper: Quill Board 200gm Paper (White), AC Cardstock (Duck Egg), Ruby Rock-it Carnival Queen (Jazzy).
Other: AC Thickers (Sunny), Glossy Accents, Tombow Mono Multi Glue, Silhouette Cameo