80th Birthday

Have you ever made a card and wished you could finish it ASAP, so that you could make another one? 😛 Well, that was the case for me with this card. Don’t get me wrong now; it’s not that I didn’t enjoy making this card and I’m quite happy with the outcome. It’s just that I started making a different card, following the same sketch as for this one, but when I had put the papers together, chosen the embellishments and was about to start coloring the image, I reckoned that the color scheme wasn’t suitable for the recipient’s 80th birthday…

So this is what I came up with instead; a lot more subtle colors and vintage (as you will see in my next post, the other card is colorful and has more of a modern look). Although it’d have been cool displaying the two very different cards in one and the same post, I decided against it as waiting would have meant missing this week’s Friday Sketcher and Stamp Something challenges…

Friday Sketchers –Sketch #89

At first, I thought about using the “Willow with Flowers” Stamp by Whiff of Joy (which I used for a female birthday card some weeks ago and also for a 70th Birthday Card and a Mother’s Card last year), but then I remembered I have this cute Sarah Kay Stamp, which I’ve never had a chance to ink up yet… I struggled a bit with finding embellishments in a suitable tone, but I found a great tip over at Copic Creations; to color embellishments with Copics. What a clever idea; how come I’ve never thought about this before? Anyway, I tried it out on a cream colored Mulberry Rose (YR02) and I was very pleased with the result. Guess who’ll be stocking up on white and cream colored Mulberry roses from now on?… :-) This card comes close to qualifying for the current Copic Creation challenge; i.e. to color embellishments and have an Eastern theme (isn’t the little chick adorable!), but as it is a Birthday Card, I’ve not entered into this challenge.

Challenges
Friday Sketchers – Challenge Sketch #89
Stamp Something – “Something Cute”
Incy Wincy Design – Challenge #30 “Punch it Out”

Card Ingredients
Stamp: ”Precious Moments”, Sarah Kay
Copics: E59, E57, E51, E35 / YR00, YR02, YR04
Paper: “Hydrangea Stripe”, K & C Company
Punch: Martha Stewart Pine Branch Punch
Embellishments: Lace, Mulberry Rose, Prima flowers, Brads
Sentiment: Computer generated. Font: Freebooter Script

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