Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Time To Celebrate with Mindy

It's always great to have some extra birthday cards on hand for when you need them. I try to make at least 1 out of every 4 cards I make a birthday card. I love this Birthday Anya image from The Greeting Farm.

The little cake on her head reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. I colored Anya with my Copic markers. The price on copics will be going up soon , so grab them now while they're still cheap at Cutters Creek. I matted Anya onto to a labels fifteen nestabilitity and then matted it again with a larger size label 15 nestie in a nice dark brown shade. I took two patterns of paper and sewed them onto a dark brown square to serve as the base for the image. I also used one of the patterns for Anya's skirt.

I wanted to keep this card simple and not get too fussy with it. There are levels of birthday cards. The highest level cards (level 4) are the ones that are so fantastic and you spent so much time and money making them that you don't actually want to give them to just anybody. If your neighbor's birthday was the next day, you know you're not giving her that card. This is why when I make birthday cards, I try to make them level 2- cute, but relatively simple. That way I can give it away and not feel like my heart is being ripped out of my chest. When you find out your BFF's birthday is coming up, you don't want to give her a plain card, but since there is so much unembellished space left on the level 2 card, you can add some flowers and bling and take it from drab to fab (otherwise known as level 3).

Cutters Creek Shopping List:

Copic Markers
BG15, BG13, BG11, Y02, Y11, R35, R32 E02, E00, E000, E0000R20,
E35, E33, YR23, YR21, Y11, Y000
Birthday Anya stamp from the Greeting Farm
Spellinbinders labels 15 nestability
Bazzill cardstock

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