I am hosting this month's Papertrey Pals May Challenge. The challenge is to make a card for your mom and to include some handcoloring on your project! Anyone may play along so feel free to join in! :)
My mom's birthday is one week after mother's day. I made her a birthday card using her favorite bird, the cardinal.
I stamped dogwoods to the front of the card with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I diecut the front of the card with the sending you die, so you could see the cardinal inside the card. I tied Pure Poppy ribbon across the front and then I attached vellum to the back of the diecut opening.
Vellum can be a nice way to disguise your coloring if you want the look of hand coloring, but don't want to show all of the close up details (aka: hard lines, blending, etc.). It softens the coloring and helps to blend the colors!
And here's the inside of the card with the Cardinal colored in colored pencil. I originally colored him with chalks and loved the look, but it smeared slightly and I wasn't sure how to set it. I'm still happy with how it turned out!
The base of the card is a beautiful gold shimmer paper that I've been using a lot of lately. I will have another card tomorrow using more shimmer paper!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a sunshine-filled day!