We just got home a little bit ago. May is always a busy month for us, but so far this month has been the busiest in a while. The first weekend my parents were here visiting, then Mother's Day weekend, the next weekend we were in Indiana, this weekend in Chattanooga and next weekend I think my parents are coming back! Fortunately I am off tomorrow so I can get caught up on laundry and other housework. To all my friend celebrating Memorial Day tomorrow, have a great day and be safe!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
For the Birthday Boy
We were in Chattanooga this weekend to celebrate the birthdays of my two nephews. This is the card that I made for Silas, he turned two yesterday. For his gift, I got him an assortment of outside toys, including several that can be used in his little pool and/or his sandbox. I made the card using the Pool Party set from Hanna Stamps. I tried to make a card that looked like a pool so I used a green background to look like grass. The gray part is the pool decking and I embossed the entire piece with UTEE so that it looks wet. The water was painted with Twinkling H20 paints on watercolor paper. All the little swimmers were stamped onto a separate piece of paper, colored with Copics and then cut out and placed in the water. The water squiggles were drawn in using a blue Spica pen. All the shimmers and glitters didn't really show up in the photo, but the little ducks sparkle and the brads are glittered as well. I didn't have glittered brads in the right color, so I covered the head of the brad with a glue dot and then dipped it in green glitter from Doodlebug. This is one of those cards that looked much better in person where all the different elements showed up better. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things, it was stamped in black ink and then I traced over it with a green Spica pen.