Like me, my sister is just a little crafty and therefore is one of those people I know will appreciate the hours of toil that can sometimes go into a handmade card. So for her birthday this year I came across this gorgeous tea cup in a little boutique shop in Montville and immediately knew that I not only had to buy the cup for her but also needed to somehow replicate the cup and matching gift box’s imagery. So after a few ‘failed attempts with some watercolour paper, aqua-painters and mild frustration I finally created her this card for her birthday.
The flower is from the Rose Wonder Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! and was stamped in Island Indigo ink onto Whisper White paper. I them used my blender pens with a whole heaps of different inks including: Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party and Soft Suede to colour and shade the rose until it sort of matched the cup. Now I also wanted to somehow incorporate the sweet leaves and branches from the gift box onto the card and so decided to take a plain piece of Whisper White card stock and my Aqua-painter and FREEHAND them. Oh my … now I am definitely not an artist but I really do like the finished result and kind of think that my ‘less than perfect’ drawing skills lend to this type of watercoloured design. The sentiment is also from the Rose Wonder set and this was cut out using the label from the coordinating Rose Garden Thinlit Dies. I did the ol’ double mounting technique to get the border around the greeting, a small piece of ribbon and I was done.
Her birthday was actually back in January but I haven’t been able to see her to get her present to her until now so thought I would finally share this one here for you all to enjoy.