My first card is for the little girl that received this project. She'll be 8 this year and she is crazy about hedgehogs (must be the German blood in her ;) So of course I had to pull out Avery Elle More Stories, and while I was at it Storybook, cuz I felt some random BG stamping coming on!
Started by stamping the hedgies, then the "8" from Essentials by Ellen Advent, then the bird, and so on to smaller images. I chose my colors from CAS Colours and Sketches #204 and colored some images with Copics.
The number in the inspiration photo over at Double D inspired me to put the "8" on my BG. Happy 1st Blogaversary to Double D! I'm playing at Challenge up your Life too, where it's about DIY Backgrounds. Yep!
Then I worked on a personalized sentiment with some Papertrey products and added a couple vellum die cuts from Essentials by Ellen Wild Garden. And some purple glitter CS (cuz really, when will I ever use if if not on a card for an 8-year-old girly girl!)
Hey, and I even remembered to work on the inside. I think she'll like it.
And then. Know how you just have to have some product, you get it and then you don't use it? That was me and Avery Elle Rounded Diamonds which appear to be discontinued. Love their graphic nature, but daunting. So I went to Color Throwdown #424 and was saved by black!
I used "enjoy" from Essentials by Ellen Zipper Panel for the sentiment. And pounced my glue pen around the card and sprinkled some chunky gold glitter on it (thanks, Bev) to pick up the gold of the sentiment.
Thanks for sticking with me. One more card coming your way tomorrow. Hope your weekend is going well. It's cold here, like below freezing. But wine drinking outside is still possible if you have one of these fabby fire barrel/table combo thingies to keep your legs toasty!