German Phrase of the Day: Ich bin ein Berliner! = I am a Berliner. Kennedy made this famous statement when visiting a divided Berlin once, and was castigated for it because a Berliner is a jelly donut. However, a Berliner is also a resident of the city of Berlin, so he was in fact correct. That does not stop my husband from repeating this phrase every time I bring him a Berliner from the bakery though! Oh well...I guess I married a goofball. :-)
I have a lovely Sophia card for you today. I used the awesome sketch challenge that Danielle posted last week on the Paper Pretties challenge forum, and I just loved it! All the papers are from the Prettie Boutique as well. I just love this Cloud 9 patterned paper that Christie used in one of the Prettie Kits back in January...and this Bazzill textured cardstock is just luscious!
I stamped Sophia on some Stamper's Select White from PTI using my Brilliance Black ink pad. Then, I cut the rest of the cardstock while I let that dry. When the card was mostly assembled, I colored the image in with my prismacolor pencils, OMS and blending stumps, and then I added some Crystal Effects to the top of the umprella, Sophia's rain boots, and the puddle to give it all a little sheen and look wet. You can see it better in the detail photo.
To finish off the card I tied some white grosgrain around before mounting Sophia on the card wtih pop dots, and then I stamped the greeting and punched it out with my SU! word window punch. Voila...a finished card!
Supplies: (all supplies from Paper Pretties unless noted)
Stamps: Rainy Day Friends by Paper Pretties
CS: stamper's select white, Cloud 9 patterned paper, Bazzill textured cardstocks in red and light green
Ink: Brilliance black
Acc: prismacolor pencils, OMS, blending stumps, crystal effects, word window punch, white grosgrain ribbon