10 August 2008

Birthday card for Pete

Pete hinted that he thought the perfect birthday card for a boy should be a boat on the sea & he's always suggesting I should add more colour to my cards to make them more cheerful. MMM what's a girl going to do!

This gal' borrows Seaworthy from a friend & attempts to make a colourful card. I had originally thought I was going to use jumbo eyelets & the wide Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon which is why I chose Pumpkin Pie for the mainsail. So next step was to see what designer paper had Pumpkin Pie in it - Spring Break to the rescue.

I used watercolour paper & Stazon ink & coloured up the outline of the boat with markers & then used my aquapainter to blend/spread the colour. I was happy with the finished product as it was colourful & Pete loved it so that's the main thing. Would have preferred the sail to have been another colour, as you can see no ribbon was used in the end.

Stampin Up and Seaworthy and masculine card
Stamp set/s: Seaworthy, Cheesecloth (now retired but perfect for the background)
Card stock: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, watercolour paper & Spring Break DP
Technique: Water colouring with marker pens


Tracee said...

love this card Karen - you are very clever!

kerri said...

its a lovely card

Anonymous said...

love the card it looks great colours and theme totally cool diane

Diane Barnes said...

This is really lovely Karen. The paper looks fab with the coloured yacht. Thanks also for your lovely comment on my blog. Best wishes, Di

Louise, that's me!! said...

This is really cool, I think your colours turned out great.