Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Cayden

I love this card. It took me 2 weeks to get it just right, but it was worth it. I even started out with a completely different image, but I just couldn't get it to work. When I came across this one, it felt just right. And I'm really feeling the bright green. I struggled with what colors to use for Cayden's birthday card, cuz I didn't want to do just pink and last year I used pink, yellow & orange for the flowers on that card. Not that I think she's keeping track, but I am and you know how neurotic I can be! {who, me?} Anyway, I thought this dress was just begging for green, so I went to one of my favorite green Copics (YG05) and this is what I got. So my next struggle was the background. What haven't I done a million times...recently? Swirls! But they too, started out as different swirls. And I wasn't feelin 'em. So I had to bring out the big guns. Priceless! Yes. Love that swirl. And of course, now that I know about making my own ribbon color with my Copics, I had to make ribbon to match. Although, looking back, going over the ribbon twice would've made it darker. Live & learn. And yeah, I know you can dye ribbon with ink pads, but the ribbons always feel sticky to me. So there you have it. A birthday card for a 9 year old. The kind of 9 year old whose mom also makes cards, so she knew to open it, and ooohh and aaahh, and say what a pretty card it was. Gotta love her!

Dahlia (The Greeting Farm), Priceless (SU!), Birthday Surprise (Verve), Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Green Galore (SU!), Paper: PTI white, Pretty in Pink & Green Galore (SU!), Accessories: Silver sheer metallic edge ribbon & white satin ribbon (PTI), scalloped oval punch (SU!), Stickles, Copics:


Anonymous said...

How adorable is that! And the ribbon color is perfect. Silky ribbon is special anyway, and I think the softer color works. I know Cayden AND her mom will love this one.
Bestest Mom Ever

Anonymous said...

Love the socks, Mint! And, yeah, the color is great. The swirls are just perfect...all frilly and such.

Your Favorite Aunt


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