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Another Birthday Card

Hello.  Ack, I told myself I'm not supposed to be spending too much time doing hobby stuff, but I couldn't help it.  I used the latest sketch from Card Patterns #158.
Used a Lilli Claire digital stamp from Tiddly Inks.  I couldn't quite follow the bow and flower placement without it looking too unbalanced or something.
Cardstock is from Papertrey Ink, patterned paper is Prima Marketing.  Colored the skin with Copics, the rest with Prismacolor pencils.  Added distress ink around the image, got a little too overzealous, tried to use the flower to cover that overdone corner.  I think it was too dark in my room and I couldn't tell how much ink was getting on there.
Tried out my new Impression Plate from Papertrey Ink on the half lacey circle from Spellbinders, if you can tell in the close up.  I still don't know if I've figured out the optimal sandwich, but I think it worked pretty well once I sprayed the cardstock.  First I tried water, but it warped the paper.  I think I read somewhere on the PTI forum about using alcohol, so I sprayed some rubbing alcohol and it seemed to warp less.  Maybe if I hadn't been so impatient and tried heating it with my heat gun, it would have stayed flatter.

I'm also going to enter this in the Lily Pad flower challenge, although now after reading the fine print, it's mostly to pass along to other people who may want to enter as I see it's a judged contest...



eva said…
you didn't have to switch our posts! it's okay! i'm glad you got to make something. this card is so sweet and cute! nice coloring too! yeah, sometimes i seem to glob on the ink too when i distress so i've told myself to dab off on scratch paper before i ink the card. pretty flower too.
Alyce said…
Hi Cheryl! This is a really gorgeous card :) I love the image and the whole composition works so beautifully together! Lol sometimes I don't like working with distress inks on backgrounds....they always seem to be heavy handed in some areas and ruin the whole thing! I think you have done a great job though :)
Lorraine said…
This is so adorable, Cheryl! I love how you colored the little girl and the pretty paper matches her perfectly!
Anna-Karin said…
Very pretty card! Great colouring of that image. Thank you for playing along at Card Patterns!
RiNNE said…
She is too cute! Love the soft, subtle colors!

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