Monday, June 22, 2015

Make a Wish Card

Hi Friends!

I am such a copy cat! I watched a video by Nicole on the Lawn Fawn blog and really liked how she created a watercolor background. I tried my hand at it right away and was happy with how it turned out. Yay! I also splurged just a bit and ordered the party animal stamp set as well as the puffy cloud dies from Scrapbook Pal. To my total surprise, the order came within 2 days! Gotta love that. :)

I sat down to color the images from the set today and cased the card Nicole made. I did tweak it a bit by adding a party hat to the deer and changed out the present for a little cake. I also colored with pencils and did some blending with odorless mineral spirits. Those little party birds are adorable!

I didn't order the dies to go with this set, so the images were fussy cut. I decided not to leave a white border and I like the look for this card. I had to be careful in a few spots, but if I had some white showing, I used a black Micron pen to fill it in. Worked like a charm! This shot is to show the dimension I got by adding some foam squares. I also wanted the balloon to be a bit behind the deer, so I didn't pop that image up.
You couldn't tell in the other photos, but I added a liberal spritzing of Perfect Pearls and water in a mini spritzer. Love the shimmer it leaves. I sat the card in front of a sunny window and was able to capture a bit of the shimmer. Feel free to enlarge if you'd like. 

I had hoped when I did the watercolor background that I could pull up my tape and have a nice white border. Um, that didn't work out quite as planned as some color seeped under the tape. I trimmed it off, then adhered that piece to a cut using a stitched rectangle die. 

That's it from me today. Thanks so very much for stopping by. 
I hope you are having a happy day!



Alanna said...

What an absolutely delightful card. I love the background and the cute scene. I'm so happy for you that you were able to get some new goodies and that they came so fast!!!

Laurel said...

Super cute!

Pop's Cards said...

I love this I love the background great job on this, I love the colouring of the little animals too and super cute little hats :0) hugs Pops x

Anonymous said...

Very nice Jeanne!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

What a fun card!! I love the dimension and colors! I actually love working on details, such as fussy cutting or creating backgrounds. Isn't it relaxing? And I love the tip you shared about touching up the edge with a black micron marker. Very clever!

Barb said...

You did an awesome job, Jeanne! I love your background and your party animals are adorable.

Don't you just love ScrapbookPal?! Super fast shipping!

Marika said...

Jeanne, you flatter me but I do appreciate it a lot! Thank you! This card is amazing!! Awesome fussy-cutting too! and I also love to fussy-cut without a white border. Hugs, marika

KayM said...

Oh I don't know how I missed this adorable card! Wow! This is one of my most favorite Jeanne cards ever!! Don't you dare tell me about how you can't watercolor anymore! I don't believe it! This background is stunning! You did a gorgeous job! Love how you colored the cute little dear and birds, and I like the fussy cutting close up! Looks amazing! You outdid yourself on this one!! ((Hugs))

cm said...

Squeal! How adorable is this card, with the darling wee deer holding a birthday cake (aren't you clever!) and balloon, surrounded by his little tweeting friends! Not only are they wonderfully coloured, but your fussy cutting just blows me away! As for you background: only awesome! You've created magic with this gem, my friend! LOVE it!