Thursday 18 September 2014

Happy Birdday to Ewe...

 Still in the birthday card-making mode.
Here's one I sent to my mum this morning.
She LOVES sheep. Usually stuffed or pictured, vs. running around on the hoof. She does a lot of knitting--not sure if that had anything to do with it.
I purchased this OWH set of cute critters and matching dies back in the summer, with that little sheep in mind for my mom. She attended the Copic certification workshop with me in June, so she'll appreciate the colouring!

Here's the card:
 Water-coloured the background with Distress Ink minis. The sky was sponged on. The grass created by swiping the edge of the inkpad onto the paper, making streaks that were then spritzed with pearlized water to mix and soften them.
I cut apart and mixed the sentiments to create the birthday message, and added a few seagulls to the sky so it made sense!

I sent my mom's birthday gift off earlier (it's the latest book in a fantasy series she follows), so I thought I'd include a book-mark with the card.
This months Simon Says Stamp card kit had just the right ingredients! 

I used my trusty Paper Smooches book-mark die as a base and played around with the papers and stamps from the SSS kit.
Here's the result:
Here's a close-up of the stamped panel. SO MUCH fun to create a bookshelf scene...
And I used the washi tape in the kit as part of the tassel. My mum was a librarian, so she'll love the whole name/date/sign-out thing...
Happy crafting,
P.S.:  I'm linking the BDay card up to Seize the Birthday, Anything goes option.

White daisy, Colonial white, Lagoon cardstock, CTMH; Black textured cardstock, Wasau Papers; patterned paper from the SSS kit; water-colour paper, Tim Holtz/Ranger
Hero Arts  "Missing You" stamp set and matching dies
"To thine own shelf be true" stamp set from Simon Says Stamp
Paper Smooches bookmark dies
Stitched rectangle die from Lil' Inker Designs
Ribbon and twine, Michael's
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad, Tsuneiko
Distress Ink minis, in Tumbled Glass, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Antique Linen, Evergreen Bough: Ranger Industries
Copic markers


  1. Cute sheep and great sentiment! Looks great against that fabulous background. Thanks so much for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

  2. What a cute card and bookmark for your mom! I am sure she loves them both. So nice that she took a class with you, too!

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog; I do appreciate it!!

  3. Love your Mums card and bookmark. Bet she did too. Love the card background in particular. Many thanks for the heads up for the Colour my Heart win - I have been MIA due to a small op on my hand so had missed it.

  4. These are great! I love how you colored the sheep and the great watercolor background, and that sentiment on the bookmark always makes me laugh!

  5. I was so close to using the same stamp for Mum's card, but luckily did something else. Love your wee sheepie and the bookmark is apropos!!

    xox, Muggie

  6. You used so many different techniques and it looks great!! The sheep is adorable.
    So glad you joined us at Seize the Birthday!


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