I have a friend whose beautiful little girl will be celebrating her first birthday this week. With that in mind, I decided to take a stab at making a kid-friendly birthday card. I’ve rarely had a need to make kid cards, so this was definitely new territory for me. LOL
All of the images are from the Baby Party Animals stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped the images on a piece of Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used a Sakura Micron 03 pen to extend the string down from the banner so the monkey could hold it. I then colored in all of the images using Copic markers. Sadly, I forgot to write down the colors I used. I’m working from memory here to list them, but I think I have them right.
- All tummies and ears: Rv00, RV02, RV04
- Bunny: C-3, C-1, C-00
- Monkey: E00, E31, E33, E35, E37
- Pig: R00, R02, R05
- Kitty: W5, W3, W1
- Balloon & Hearts: R24, R27, R29
- Banner: Y02, Y06
- Gift: Y15, Y17, Y38
- Grounding under animals: C-2, C-0, 0
- Highlight around images: B000
Of course, no card of mine is complete without a bit of Wink of Stella glitter brush pen. I used the clean pen over the banner and the gift. I used the red pen over all of the hearts and the balloon.
I also wanted to given the balloon some shine and dimension. To achieve that, I added a layer of Glossy Accents over the balloon. I love how it really accentuates the shimmer from the Wink of Stella pen, too!
To finish off the card, I rounded the corners of the panel using the 1/2″ side of my Corner Chomper from We R Memory Keepers. I created a side-folding A2 card base using a piece of Doll Pink cardstock from Simon Says Stamp and then rounded the corners on it to match the panel. I adhered the panel to the card base using my Xyron Mega Runner and then adhered the heart and gift using some foam tape.
I’m entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. The theme this week is to make a card using your favorite product and/or technique. My favorite product for coloring stamped images these days is definitely with my Copic markers.
Until next time …