I have always wanted to participate in one Makeesha's challenges, but have never got around to it. Harry had a birthday party to go to today which meant that I had a card to make and while going through my Google reader last night I came across the latest Inkspiration Colour Challenge and I thought what perfect colours for a little girl's birthday card.
This is what I made
And this is the interior
And a close up of the butterflies
So what do you think of my photos??? I have just finished Jessica Sprague's Photo Editing: Good to Great Workflow, class. Who knew there were SO many steps in editing your photos. Well, actually, only the 1st one has all the steps. I accidently missed a few in the 2nd and whilst I remembered all the steps in the 3rd, I forgot to add my brand new watermark that I got from Karen Giron. I have go back over the class again so I can take better notes and then I will need to rewrite my notes for it all sinks in. I'm excited by the results I have gotten so far.
Anyway back to the card - it's pretty simple. I used my ruler and Stampin' Write Journaler to make the frame and tried to stamp the sentiment in the middle of the gap I left. I say tried cause this was the 4th one I made and I was SO over it by this time. The 1stt time I used a different marker and it smudged, the next 2 times the sentiment didn't come out properly. I was using StazOn and I think it was drying in the time I was taking to make sure the stupid thing was straight and centred.
On the inside I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment (forget its name, sorry) in Pretty In Pink and then went over it with a Clear Spica pen to give it a bit of sparkle. The butterflies were die cut using the Beautiful Wings Sizzlet and attached to some repurposed acetate using sticky strip and SNAIL. To make the acetate spring, I cut a 2-1/2" circle of acetate using the Circle Scissor Plus and then cut into it, gradually moving towards the centre, kind of like peeling a apple with a peeler, a technique a saw ages ago on Lauren Meader's blog.
Well, that's all from me tonight, a rather intersting movie has started called Zodiac, starring Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jnr and Jake Gyllenhaal and Anthony Edwards (Dr Green from ER :)) Looks good, anyone else seen this???
Supplies Used: Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated.
Stamps: Birthday Wish (maybe, it's retired anyway), Birthday Basics (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock: Pretty In Pink, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Stamper's Select White (PaperTrey Ink)\
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Black StazOn
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Sizzlet, Big Shot, Basic Rhinestones, Sticky Strip, SNAIL, Acetate.