Heart 2 Heart has an interesting challenge this week. (I say this week, but you can play along with any of the challenges the entire month. So, check it out!) We are to use the Pantone Spring colors for 2014. In my interpretation of this challenge, I have used almost all of them! I didn't use Champagne or Sunset, although the lighter Smoothie marker almost comes off looking a little orange in the picture! This card is also going over to CurtainCall; they have a Farm Fresh theme going on this week. This card reminds me of Spring on a farm. Also going to Fantabulous Cricut Challenge where the color is green! I had to wait to add this one because Katie follows this challenge, but we celebrated last night!
This week was my daughter's birthday! Katie turned 25 on the 19th. The actual day of her birth was on Palm Sunday. Since it was so close to Easter we called her our little Snuggle Bunny. Kelly and I were at DQ reminiscing her birth when we realized we have been parents half our lives now! So, this was not only our 25th anniversary of being parents, but of being parents for half our lives!
You moms out there now need to think of your oldest child's birthday as your anniversary of being a mom! This gets you ice cream! : )
Anyway, back to the card! I started by stamping the flowers from A Flowering Bunch stamp set. This was a SOM. This was one I almost didn't get because I didn't think I would use it, but I use it ALL THE TIME! I've learned to always get the SOM sets; I always regret it if I don't!
I colored the flowers with CTMH Markers.
I cut the little floral sentiment card from White Daisy CS. This shape is in Art Philosophy. I stamped it in Honey Pigment Ink using the Some Bunny stamp set. The bunny is also from this set! That little guy is colored with the Whisper marker and his ear is colored with a pencil. Let me back up to the heart on the Some Bunny Loves You; it was colored with the light Smoothie marker.
The base is Daisy White CS with Juniper polka dot from the Lollydoodle Paper Pack creating the next layer. The ribbon is very old and if I remember right it might actually be vintage CTMH. It is a Smoothie color. The gems were all Pearl Opaque gems colored with Honey, Gypsy, Smoothie and Sky markers. I think I'm going to use this technique for Easter cards! They are so pretty!
The inside has a Juniper border stamped with the CTMH Art Philosophy Bundle stamp set. The Happy Birthday stamp is also from that set. The flowers are from the A Flowering Bunch set.
Happy Birthday, Katie!
|Katie on her First Easter|
with Mom and Daddy
|Katie June 2013|
with her new husband!