Hi there! I'd like to start off by saying that yesterday was my birthday and my family and friends, local and afar, made it a very special week for me. Your birthday is the one day that, in your life, belongs to you, alone, and when it's recognized and celebrated it makes you feel extra good. One local friend even helped Wally and LuLu send a birthday card to me. So... thank you everyone!!
Now, for today's card... I've had the parts cut and the image stamped and everything ready to color and put together ever since I used the Sparkle N Sprinkle Cars set for the first time last month. Same designer paper, but different theme and accents. I get such a kick out of making kids' cards -- so bright and fun -- but I really don't have much chance to use them. However, this one is going with a batch I'm giving to a friend.
That's two cards done for her and many, many to go. When I told my husband I needed lots of cards and only had two done he said "Only two? What do you do in there?" Sheesh. These cards don't make themselves you know! Never mind that I'm probably the world's slowest stamper. I spend too much time thinking and visualizing and pushing parts around before anything is glued down. I've never wanted to hurry the process, but sometimes I wish... sigh...
The ingredients listed below my signature will pretty much explain the card so I'll just mention a couple of things. Coloring was done with Copics, including the balloon. I used Stampin' Up! markers to color each letter of the sentiment. Inside looks like this:
I'm not sure how apparent it is in the photo, but the red border is a frame.
And that's that! Lots of fun. Onto more grown up stuff the rest of the week but, really, it's all just grown up play, isn't it? Have a great day!
Stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle "Cars" Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, red and blue card stock, old BasicGrey (?) designer paper Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! markers for sentiment, Copics for coloring Accessories: MFT Die-namics Wonky Stitched Squares, Spellbinders Grand Squares (to make red frames), Impression Obsession Balloons, Memory Box Banner Parade (includes stars on card front), MFT Die-namics Star Stax (stars inside card), Scotch brand foam mounting tape