Friday, June 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

German Phrase of the Day: Alles gut zum Geburtstag. = Happy Birthday (roughly translated.) Today is my mom's birthday...and we've already called and sung to her.

Today's card uses the Rainy Day Friends set from Paper Pretties. I love the scenes that my fellow Prettie Girl Charmaine makes with this little dog and her Copic markers. I don't have copics, so I had to make do with my prismacolor pencils instead. I hope that my mom likes this one!!

I tried to p8ick colors I thought she would like, and I know she likes blues and greens. I stamped my scene first, stamping one cloud on some extra white I had, then I colored everything in and blended with my OMS and blending stumps. If anyone out there knows the trick to getting nice smooth color in larger areas I would love to know!! It's very tricky for me.

For the background, I used my Sassy Circles set. And lastly, for the greeting, I just bent the stamp a little as I was attaching it to my block to make it fit the curves of the oval.

The sketch for this card came from Irina. She has a blog candy contest going on on her blog right now with this sketch, and I just loved the simplicity of it! Perfect for a not-so-quick card for my mom (that was some intense coloring!) Thanks Irina!!

Hope you all have a great day, and an especially wonderful one to my mom!!! Love you mom!

Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Rainy Day Friends, Sassy Circles by Paper Pretties

CS: stamper's select white, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue

Ink: Brilliance black, certainly celery
Acc: Prismacolor pencils, OMS, blending stumps, wide celery grosgrain, oval punches



  1. MoM sure does love the colors and there is nothing better than some sun, a puppy and a bluebird . . . except getting sung Happy Birthday by your loved ones coming through your cell phone!!!! Thank you all very much.

  2. Jana,

    I just happened to check your blog, and the card looked kind of familiar.. I mean not the card itself, but the layout :) . I love-love-love your card!! I especially like what you did with the clouds. Super Cute!!

    :) Irina

  3. SO adorable!!! I love it, the popped up couds are to die for!

  4. Totally cute Jana!! I lvoe the scene!!

  5. Jana, this is ADORABLE! I know your mom will LOVE it! How could she not? Your coloring is fabulous!

  6. Great card Jana!! Your shading on the clouds is just fabulous!! Happy Birthday Susi!! :)


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