Thursday, August 14, 2008

A bright Changito Birthday!

This is a card I made for a dear friend in Scotland who not only takes care of her family but decided to take Open University and is doing great! Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.netI really don't know how she does it all she is fab!

I took my cue from her cardmaking style - she almost always has bright cheerful cards with clean lines (now watch her go and change on me!) and detail. I was going to do cupcakes - everyone loves cupcakes AND she had sent me a card for my birthday with cupcakes... but it just didn't feel right. I wanted to celebrate her strength and her getting her courses sorted. So I found my Changito, Stampendous stamps and they just made sense for this card.

This is a BIG card 8.5in x 5.5in front or A9 whatever works in your brain!!! I love Big cards for special occasions.

The card base and colorful solids are out of the DCWV brights pad. I scored it pretty successfully with my Score-Pal. I then pulled out some my patterned cardstock from DCWV Nana's Kids (I love the vibrancy but just find it difficult to use any patterned cardstock/paper!) I also needed to use ribbon on this card - lots and lots of ribbon - so I cut a band of white and covered it with the ribbon and adheared that to the card base. Changito and his books were colored to match the cardstock choices with Prismacolor pencils on GP cardstock and cut with my rectangular nestabilities.

The envelope and insert where stamped with lined paper background from Cornish Heritage Farms and Stampendous school and Changito stamps sets. I used Brilliance ink on my brand new to me Kitchen Sink Stamps greeting. *insert happy dance!*

Cardstock - DCWV, Georgia Pacific
Stamps - Stampendous, Cornish Heritage Farms, Kitchen Sink Stamps
Embellishments - Michael's ribbon
Color - Prismacolor pencils, white gel pen Sakura
Ink - Brilliance


T said...

As the lucky recipient of this card I can tell you that it is even more beautiful in real life...and thanks for the compliments Petal - I'm blushing. T, XX

Ann said...

I LOVE all those bright ribbons! :D

CraftyC said...

A really cheery card!

Mrs Wonka said...

What a lovely card, I love the bright colours!