Happy Birthday Abigail
Today is my eldest granddaughter’s 12th birthday. My, oh my, how quickly she is growing up. She finished primary school this year and is off to high school next year! Anyway we were lucky enough to be away in the caravan with Abigail and her brother and sister for a couple of days at the beach – lots of surfing and fishing. So much fun, but we had to come home today so she could celebrate with her Mum and Dad.
I have been dying to use the Beautiful You stamp set which I got on pre-order from the Occasions Catalogue, so had to create a birthday card for Abigail using the set.
I attached Smoky Slate Designer Series Paper from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack to Whisper White card. I wrapped the join using Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon and tied a knot. I stamped the greeting from the Beautiful You stamp set onto the top right hand corner using Rich Razzleberry ink. The Whisper White card is then attached to scored and folded Rich Razzleberry card. I stamped the image from the Beautiful You stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it using the gorgeous new Watercolour Pencils, also from the Occasions Catalogue. I found on Whisper White card that I coloured the image lightly using the Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Watercolour Pencils and used the Blender Pen to move the ink around slightly to create a more even look. I used the Layering Square Framelit Dies to cut out the image and attached it to a Rich Razzleberry Scalloped Square, cut using the same dies. The image panel is attached to the card front using dimensionals.
Inside the card I added a narrow strip of Rich Razzleberry card behind one long edge of a piece of the same Smoky Slate Designer Series Paper and attached it to Whisper White card.
Once I had finished this card, I decided to try colouring the image on Shimmer White card. This time I used the Rich Razzleberry and Basic Gray Watercolour Pencils and a Blender Pen to colour the image. I made the card in exactly the same manner.
Now, of course, I had to try using Watercolour Paper. So I stamped the image onto the Watercolour Paper using Stazon Jet Black ink. I coloured the image with the Rich Razzleberry and Basic Gray Watercolour Pencils and this time used an Aqua Painter. Once again the card is finished in exactly the same manner.
Which image do you like the best? I was torn when choosing which card to give Abigail but finally decided on the first card I made using the Whisper White card. Although, I must admit I do love depth of colour on the Shimmer White card and the lovely soft image created with the Aqua Painter on Watercolour paper.
I think this stamp set is going to be a favourite of mine and I believe lot’s of you as well.
Remember you can purchase any of the items I have used by clicking on the links below (although you will have to wait until the 4th January to purchase the stamp set and Watercolour Pencils.)
Bye for now,