Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday!

So here's another card based on the Saturday Sketch over at the Club Anya blog. I know, I keep doing Saturday sketches, I feel like I should mix it up at some point, but these conveniently come out on the weekend which is when I do my card making. Anyhow, this is My Favorite Things Amelia. I'm slowly working through my new stamps, I'm hoping I can stamp and color every single one at some point. Or at least try to make and send more cards this year. The paper is from a KI Memories pack. I used the same Martha Stewart border punch but covered up about half of it with the patterned paper. Here's a close-up, mostly of the stickles that I added to the strawberry, cupcake hearts, and stars, which doesn't seem to show up very well in my photo. The coloring usually looks best standing far far back. :-)
And finally, my felt flower! I finally got some PTI felt and yes, it cuts very nicely! Unfortunately the felt flower is Raspberry Fizz and the pink cardstock is Hibiscus Burst so they're not quite matching. If only I had thought about the flower before I stuck all the papers down... I used a number "4" Sizzlit die from the Round-a-Bout font that I've been pretty much using on every single numbered birthday card. The leafy branches are from a Tim Holtz alterations die. Now I'm thinking I should have just cut those out in non-patterned paper or cardstock, oh well. I think I'm getting better at letting go, even if it looks a little strange. By the way, there is a free online class at Big Picture Classes called Embrace Imperfection. That should be my motto.
Have a good rest of the week!

3 comments:

Lorraine said...

Ooh this is so cute! Love the blue/green/pink color combination you used (that would trip me up) with your design, your coloring of the image and felt flower w/ number & leaves. The felt color looks like it matches the cardstock in your photo. Oh and I did comment on your brother's card, but when I tried to post it, it wouldn't take and the box went empty? Anyway, I liked it!

eva said...

i like the card! and the embrace imperfection idea. we should all do that and not just with crafting. i wonder why our comment box is so weird. i haven't noticed though.

sunnysideup said...

A very sweet card Eva,love the paper too!
doreensng