Friday, February 25, 2011

Flutter Anya Birthday Wishes

Hello, I'm back with one card. I feel like an underachiever compared to Eva (you're a crafting machine!) It literally takes me like a whole week to make just one card. Anyhow, this week, I decided to try the Mystery Monday CASE. And I wanted to try coloring with distress inks. I recently noticed that the Club Anya Kristy Young colors with distress inks. I never really paid close attention until recently as I've been collecting more ink pad colors. Anyhow, I was searching youtube and found this tutorial by Dena's Stamping Corner (there were actually 3 videos in all) and a video of BA coloring. Let me just say, it was a lot harder to color than they made it look! Anyhow, so this was my first attempt with Flutter Anya. Maybe I needed better watercolor paper, but I bought the cheap one that was on sale at Michaels just because I didn't want to buy expensive paper and waste it with hobo looking coloring! I also used some really old patterned paper. It happened to match nicely with the pink cardstock I bought in bulk to make my daughter's birthday thank you cards from last year and the PTI New Leaf cardstock. I added some distress ink to all the edges of the papers.
And here's a close up of my fabulous bow! Just kidding! But I thought it was a pretty nice 2 loop bow if I do say so myself.....because thanks, Eva, for the Bow Easy! It really is easy! The ribbon happened to match nicely too. I bought something from Ellen Hutson's store not too long ago and she included this lovely colored ribbon. I die cut a cuttlebug tag and stamped a PTI Mega Mixed Messages birthday sentiment on there. The self adhesive lace ribbon was from Hero Arts (still trying to use stuff from that prize package). I guess the purple jewels weren't really part of the design of the original to be CASEd card, but it looked kind of empty up there so I just stuck them on.
Have a good weekend!


eva said...

this is so cute! i really like the colors and you're so good to try new things and actually looking at tutorials. and that bow is fab!

travel2gether said...

Sorry for disturb :)
Are you selling your beautiful postcards somewhere online?

donna mikasa said...

Congrats on your win at CA&F! Such a sweet card!