Happy Birthday to me.....Happy Birthday to me!!!! Hi everyone! Yes, today is my birthday so I thought I'd send myself some wishes. LOL
Welcome!! As today's designer for the Card A Day Blog I have a very traditional card for you. Our theme, this week, is 'Christmas at Home,' and all the designers have shared a little bit of their own memories of Christmas. I chose an adorable image from Nicecrane Designs (no affiliation). This design was so much fun to color. I just love the vintage look, and the simplicity of the card itself. Once the coloring is done, the card takes just a few minutes to complete.
I used mostly Copics to do the coloring, but there was also a Sharpie, a Sakura glitter, an Inkssentials Opaque White and an unidentified silver metallic pen.
I'm not totally certain, but this may be the first time I added no extra embellishments to a card. It just seemed that the colored image was really all that was needed. Here are two close-ups:
I'm glad you can see the glitter in the photos; sometimes it doesn't show up too well. But I think it adds the right touch to this easy to make card. I created the sentiment on my computer, printed it in a matching green color, cut it out and added the glitter with the Sakura pen.
The inside greeting comes from Waltzingmouse Stamps set, Complements of the Season. I stamped it using Ancient Page Pine. I thought it was a perfect match to the outside image.
The nice thing about using digital images is that you can make them any size. In this case, I made the image 4 1/4" x 3" to fit an A2 card base (Stampin' Up Garden Green), leaving room for the sentiment. You can use any coloring method that you like. I used the markers, but you could use pencil, chalk, paint or even color it digitally. Here is the full front view of my card. I hope you like it!
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Keep your creative genius flowing.........