Hello, and welcome back to another day on the Birthday Card Blog! I do have a card or two to share which I made prior to my illness, and I’m feeling well enough now to sit at the computer for a bit. Thank you all so much for your well wishes and concern. I appreciate it more than you can imagine.
You know I’ve been spending all my available stamping time working on children’s birthday cards, and I’m happy to report I’m down to working on the last one. Since my get up and go got up and went I’m not sure how quickly I’ll finish it. I’m back to work today and I think that’s going to take whatever energy I’ve recouped over the last couple of days. However, the desire to stamp has returned, and that’s a good thing.
Today’s card was made for an adult friend’s birthday. I used another of my new embossing folders. This one, called Elegant Wreath (Sizzix), is one of my favorites.
It was very easy and not all that time consuming to color the embossed design. It warmed it up and got along better with the whimsical nature of the image. It could look very elegant in white with some flowers added, too. I’ll be thinking along those lines later. In this case I was experimenting with ideas for mail-friendly cards that don’t take forever and a day to make. When you’ve got drawers full of embellishments and miles of ribbon, it’s an exercise in discipline to stop yourself while it’s still relatively clean and simple. You know how it always looks good when someone else does it. I envy the folks who can do clean and simple so well.
I love these birds. They’re an Inkadinkado stamp I believe I’ve used only once before. I colored this with more Copic markers than you’d think it would require, and as I was working fast and furiously I didn’t take time to photograph them. My apologies!
I did, however, photograph the envelope:
While I have embossed an envelope flap before, it never occurred to me to emboss the entire envelope. It looks good on both sides and it’s a very quick and easy dress up!
Well, that’s it from me today. I’ll be back later in the week with… you guessed it… another birthday card. See you soon!
Stamps: Inkadinkado birds, Inque Boutique sentiment (retired) Paper: Teal textured, Flourishes Classic White Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers for coloring Accessories: Sizzix Elegant Wreath embossing folder