Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Birthday Birds

Hello once again!

Today I have two birthday cards that incorporate ZERO challenges!  Gasp!  Sometimes, I just need to look at raw material and let my brain kick in on its own.  I needed a card for a nephew-almost-in-law and for one of my brothers.  Here we go...

I had my package of SU "Soho Subway" dsp out; most of the patterns challenge me a lot.  But this one looks more earthy with greens and blues and a wood grain, distressed look, perfect for an early espresso card base.  I thought it would look nice with this image from SU "Wetlands."  I used more of the dsp to mat the image, after I colored it with my blender pens using crumb cake, early espresso, garden green, summer starfruit, and island indigo.  The sun was made simply witha sponge dauber.  I added a strip of burlap for texture.  The sentiment is from the same set, punched and sponged as I usually do.  Finally, candy dots were added to complete the look.

Next, I used the other half of that early espresso, and a reverse side of the gridline dsp (from the mat), which features these fun numbers.  Another pattern featuring summer starfruit is used in the center.  My sentiment is from "Just Sayin'" and the owl is from Paper Smooches, with a coordinating framelit.  I colored him with markers: early espresso, soft suede, river rock, summer starfruit, and island indigo. Candy dots and thick bakers twine finish it off.

That's it!  Quick post when I don't have to include any links!  I think it's fun that I used thee same card stock and dsp, but the cards are very different.  Hope the guys like them too!  Let me know what you think.

Inky {{{HUGS}}}

1 comment:

  1. These are two great cards! I like them both very much!