Friday, February 13, 2009

Day 22: Birthday Card for DD

Now that all the Valentine's are done and I have more time to focus, I decided to make a birthday card for my dear daughter who turns eight on Sunday. I consider her to be girly and bright and her smile warms my heart. Here is my creation:

I knew I wanted to use a rub on image from the SU Level 3 Loop to Loop for this card. I have been drawn to Baja Breeze lately and thought this paper was a nice subtle background for the front. This paper is also from the level 3 bundle. (everything is layered onto PTI white)

I decided on a rainbow theme and pulled out some primas in the appropriate colors. The centers are antiques brass brads, which I thought went well with the Chocolate rub on.

One thing I love to do with my rub ons is add color. I colored in the letters and flower to pull the rainbow theme into the sentiment. I found this technique by mistake a while back. Turns out that if you color a rub on image, there is a little bit of a clear outline around the actual image from the rub on you kinda have a white "shield" around the image where the color doesn't go. I really like the effect! (you can see another example here)

I also added a green vine rub on behind the primas for a little added depth.

This card makes me smile...just like my daughter does. I hope she likes it!



Sara Paschal said...

Happy BDay to your DD ;) What a great card you have made for her, and awesome use of the flowers.

Jen said...

The flowers look beautiful all in a row...I like how you colored the rub on too...pretty card!