Saturday, October 21, 2017

An Autumn Birthday Card For a Cat Lover

My daughter-in-law (who owns two grey cats) has a birthday in October. I was thrilled to obtain this Whimsey stamp so I could make her a special card.  For the base I chose Lawn Fawn plaid card stocks in colors that suited my DIL.  The image was stamped on watercolor paper with Momento ink and colored in with Copic pens (both available at HM Ben Franklin Crafts). The 'Best Wishes' was cut with an X-cut die (purchased from HM BFC) and the BFC Easter wire ribbon was tied onto the card (after the wire was removed). I always look for ribbon with multi-use designs so they can be used in crafts with or without the removable wire long after the holiday season has passed.
I didn't want to include the usual 'Happy Birthday' greeting so I searched in my stash of word stamps and found an old Hero Arts set with an appropriate sentiment.  I really love the way this card turned out...pretty close to how my mind imagined it...and that's a rarity...just like my new DIL!
Please visit again to see another version of this card with a non-birthday theme. The autumn leaves and dies are a hint about the card I will posted next *wink* wink*! See you soon!

1 comment:

yyam said...

Just so sweet! I'm sure your new DIL will love it!