You might have noticed I missed a few blog posts this last week. I have a large order for birthday cards I've been working on and I've had classes with stamping friends too.
And then there's a new computer with Windows 7 I'm getting used to. I like it, but not everything that's connected to it works correctly the first time so I've had to re-visit some of the installations and figure out what to do to make it all work. One day soon I should be back to full crafting capacity.
For this card I tried a new to me color combination B24, B26 & B28. I have a need for our school colors with cards coming up and came across some Stampin' Up! Brilliant Blue card stock so I thought I'd see how close I could get. These three colors blended together effortlessly for me on the Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card stock. The card layout is Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps sketch #41.
The image I used for this card is by Michelle Perkett Studio called Boy & Dog bookplate. I used my photo editing software (Picasa 3) and cropped the outline and text from around the picture so I could make a birthday card instead of a bookplate. I hope Michelle isn't unhappy with me for altering her art work. That's one of the reasons I like digital images so much, I can manipulate them to suit my needs and retain the integrity of the original too.
Here's a photo of the original, it's available in Michelle's Etsy shop. I'd also like to remind you of the "Under The Sea" challenge at our Michelle Perkett Studio blog, you have until this Monday evening to make a card and enter, I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge!