Wednesday, April 14, 2010

You're a Blast! Birthday Card

Today's card is one that I made for a friend's birthday party recently -- I've been having fun with watercoloring lately, and wanted to use my Storybook Specialty Designer Series Paper to make this card.  I love the fun colors and prints!  Here's what I came up with:

The layout for this card came from Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge SC275.  Since the card is red, white, and blue-ish, it also sort of fits this week's challenge over at Late Night Stampers, which is to create a card using your country's colors.

The Ruby Red striped paper on the card is actually from the Patterns Pack III rather than the Storybook Specialty Paper.  The rocket (from the Pun Fun stamp set) was stamped in Basic Black and colored with Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an Aquapainter.  I masked the rocket and spritzed that piece plus the Ruby Red star with Gold Glow Smooch Spritz (TM). . . a sneak peek item from the Summer Mini catalog.  It will be available for purchase May 1st! 

The greeting was made by punching a piece of designer series paper using the Modern Label punch, and  layering on the stamped greeting piece, which had been punched out using the Word Window punch.  I really love using this combination of punches to create greetings -- perhaps you've noticed?!

I made another version of the card using the Ruby Red stripe design from the Storybook Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Here's how that turned out:

Thanks for stopping by!

- Michelle VanWiggeren


Jana Weaver said...

Super cute Michelle!!

Jane Matsumoto said...

Awww.... I love this card! Really cute!

Anonymous said...

Too cute, Michelle! Would love to see that smooch up close as the pic does not do it justice. Great watercoloring! Thanks for sharing.
Marlene Caravello