Sunday, January 3, 2016

MIM and January Birthdays

It always happens once I switch from Christmas cards to birthdays... I forget to take a picture of the cards! Drives me nuts to have the card mailed and then think "OMG! I didn't record it!" Then with my sieve-like mind, I can't remember what I did.

This year was no different. However- I made four very similar cards! So although a bit different... I should be able to get the idea :)

Using PTI Botanical Blocks III, and with the matching dies for the blocks, this card whips up very quickly. I did get the idea from Lizzie Jones' card that I saw on Pinterest. 

Laurie's MIM Challenge is on adding color to a stamped image, so this fits the requirements. I used Versamark to emboss the image in black, then colored the background, flower center and leaves with Copic Markers. Using the lager die, I backed the block with fun foam before adding a darker layer to the card base. On the white I used a pattern paper for Tropical Teal and for the blue, I used a black back.

The sentiment of both cards is embossed to give it another dimension. I just love the look of this card!

These birthday cards worked well for all four cards that I needed for January. I'm also discovering the more that I color with Copics, the more I am liking them!

Happy birthday to our "baby" who turns 34 today!  And what a gift she has been to us... blessed is what we are for sure!


cards by cara said...

Beautifully done! Congratulations on your win!

Nancy said...

Lovely cards, such a pretty floral and you colored it beautifully.