Thursday, April 17, 2008
Unfrogettable Birthday Invites
My daughter loves frogs, and I couldn't be happier, because I'm a total frog nut too! Gabby will be turning 2 in May and I thought, a froggy birthday party would hit the mark. This card is my current invitation prototype. I had soooo much fun making this card I tried out the "No Copics No Problem" tutorial on Julie's blog. If you have the SU! markers, or if you have ever considered getting them, you have to check this out. the only tip I can give, that is not mentioned in the tutorial, is that you should really plan the order you apply your colours to your project. Not only do you absolutely want to go from lightest to darkest, you also want to make sure that anything containing red (purples, browns...) is also done very near the end because, they bleed everywhere if you not careful!! Can you tell I learnt this from experience? (the red toadstool on this card is a good example ). The base of this card is the Wild Wasabi textured card stock that is on special this month. It was a bit of an oddball size but turned out to be just perfect for this kind of pocket card. Now I don't think all the invites will be this elaborate ( I don't have that much time on my hands!) but, I will use this card as my point of inspiration.
-Papers: Wild Wasabi textured CS, watercolour paper, Cutie Pie DSP, Rose Red
-Inks: Stazon Black, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, So Saffron,
-Tools & Accessories: Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon, corner rounder, markers, aquapainter.