When I was still a working girl I made a lovely friend, Joan. Her birthday was this past weekend and we were invited to her party up in Estes Park. It was a lovely day up in the mountains - with just a touch of rain and gorgeous temperatures! :) My boy was able to climb rocks (which he told us over and over on the way up that there were good rocks to climb there, no THERE!) and take his first turn at a pinata. I often miss those friends that I made at BMA... hopefully we'll see each other more often now.
Here is the card I made for Joan's birthday - I hope she loves it!
The glass was colored with a mix of Copic markers and distress inks with a water pen. The flower was colored with watercolor markers and a water brush. Unfortunately, you can't tell that I followed Dina's instructions for adding dimension to the flower. I don't think I used enough pressure to really get the petals popped up. *sigh* Oh, well.
The mat was just a piece of kraft paper run through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. After inking the embossed section I ran it back through to flatten it. It's always best to cut it to size *after* you've embossed and flattened - the paper always seems to stretch in unexpected ways. Everything was edged with more distress ink in either brown or blue, except the ribbon (seam binding! yay!) which I colored completely with the same DI color. Once it was all put together and photographed I added a bit of black Spica to the center of the flower. Figures! :)
One more thing to share before I head off. I received a surprise package in the mail from my lovely friend Lauren early this week. In the box was this:
Thanks for dropping by!