Hello, again! I am actually trying to get some birthday cards done on time. But I mostly wanted to try this faux charcoal coloring with prismacolors as shown by Club Anya Jen. At least there were no color choices involved and I only used 2 pencils. Except instead of using a white pencil, I used French Gray 10% by accident. Which I didn't realize until I was putting it away. But that's what happens as I was looking for my white pencil and I heard hollering/crying from the kids so I had to rush back upstairs. Also note to self, black pencil blends very dark if you put too much color down. The face and clothes turned out a lot darker than I expected so I had to go back and color the hair again.
Anyhow, I also got my new PTI stamps that I wanted to try out. Although I guess Just the Ticket is actually an older set. I held off on buying the ticket die thinking I could just cut the tickets out myself by following the border since I had these rounded edge scissors, but I might reconsider. I don't know which is harder, stamping the frame in the center of the die cut or cutting straight around something that's already stamped. Looks like I need to change the blade on my portable trimmer, I didn't notice the fuzzy edges until now.
I also used my Martha Stewart flower border and butterfly punches. I don't know if they match Wednesday so much, but I figure it's appropriate for a spring birthday.
So here's a card my son was working on while I was putting together the above card. It is supposed to have "3-D grass." He even wanted to take the picture himself and then requested that I also post his photo. Geez. Maybe one of these days he will want to go to some scrapbooking classes with me :-).