Some of you who know me well, may remember when I went to Kenya, Africa a few years ago to visit my missionary friend who lives there. That was when I fell in love with Africa.
Well my friend is still over there and is having a milestone birthday next month. I won't tell you how many years but it is significant enough that our church is collecting birthday cards to send her. Obviously she is very special to all of us!
Because she is an
obsessed avid bird watcher, I made her a birthday card that a bird lover would love! They don't have robins in Africa but they sure do in Massachusetts (not that I have seen any around here lately). I thought a robin would be a good reminder of New England.
The sketch can be found HERE at Create with Connie and Mary. If you are looking for Stampin' Up! only site that is a great place to get inspired you may want to check out Create with Connie and Mary. Unfortunately I didn't finish this card in time to enter their challenge this week but I still love the sketch!
To make this card I dragged out my hardly ever used Watercolor Crayons. First, I lightly misted each stamp with water, then colored directly on the stamp with my crayons. This method can be a little tricky depending on how much water is on the stamp so you have to just go with it. The eggs were a little more challenging because I had to stamp them twice. The bird and flowers were easy.
Stamps: Nature Walk, Bring on The Cake, Tiny Tags
Paper: Peach Parfait, Chocolate Chip, Natural Ivory, Botanical Gazette dsp
Ink: Chocolate Chip ink and marker
Accessories: Big Shot, 3" circle die, Circle Scissors, Watercolor Crayons, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Vintage Trinkets, sponge, dimensionals, Color Spritzer Tool
This card is 5 inches square and fits nicely into one of our square envelopes. For once I don't have to worry about bulk or weight because it will be one of many cards bound for Africa!
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