Hello~as I've mentioned before, I have been trying to use people's sketch challenges because I'm not very good with the layout of a card. So, here's a card using Jen Del Muro's Sketch For You to Try. She does one every Saturday---and usually I have a little time on the weekend to try it.
I always need birthday cards---even though, any family that is reading knows I rarely send them---and if on the rare occasion a card appears in the mailbox it's always late.....what is that? I used to be so good at it---I think it's kids---yes, that's what I'm going to say---Having children makes me send cards late----sounds....uh......reasonable. ANYWAY, here's a birthday card that I could send to a party for one of Joshua's friends.
I used the set Crab & Company----I think it works for kid's cards---and, I already have it, so I don't have to spend anymore money! I remember thinking when I first started stamping how much money I would save if I made my own cards.....yeah, well, how's that going? NOT SO GREAT! But, it's fun and keeps me occupied when I should be cleaning or cooking, so that's a good thing....in a twisted sort of way! BACK TO THE CARD---
I used Prismacolor pencils and baby oil---I don't have any Odorless Mineral Spirits and I have seen that some people use baby oil instead, so that's what I did. I think it turned out OK for my first try---I definitely need to keep working on it--At the last minute I decided to add the hat to the card---it makes it look more like a birthday card---I was too lazy to photograph the whole thing again, so I just took another closeup---truly lazy!!!
The recipe is below--have a great day~
Recipe: Stamps: Crab & Co.
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Creamy Caramel
Paper: Black, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel CS, Watercolor Paper- SU!
Accessories: Spots and Dots CB Folder, Dimensionals, Prismacolor Pencils, Baby Oil, River Rock, Double-Stitched Ribbon