Saturday, January 27, 2018

Rescued Birthday Card

After watching the Joy of Crafting I tried to make a colorful scene using powder pigments and a stencil, but I had an epic failure.  In a fit of creative craziness, I sprayed the whole watercolor paper before I trashed it. The blur of vibrant colors caught me off guard and stopped me from tossing the sheet. I let the amazing watercolor dry and decided that it was salvageable. It became the front of my husband's birthday card.  I always struggle with his B-day card because it needs to be finished so soon after the holidays and I am always rushing.
My husband and I have an affinity for frogs because of an old movie (April Fool's) we saw in our pre-marriage years.  I decided to incorporate this Inkadikado frog image but didn't want to fussy cut it so I knew I needed to stamp it on the inside of the card.  To tie the front of the card to the inside, some twine seemed appropriate to join the bike to the sign. I am surprised that what started out as a failure turned out to be a special one-of-a-kind birthday card....and it was easy! P.S. the Copic markers I used to color the frog image leaked through the card so I attached a color card stock to the back and stamped it with one of the little Lawn Fawn 'made by me' stamps....another rescue!


eva said...

wonderful! love how you saved this card! shows how creative you are!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

The colors are definitely vibrant and made an awesome background. Glad you didn't toss it. Looks great!!!

yyam said...

Nice save! LOVE how artsy that background is!