Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Crown Thy Good With Brotherhood

Hi Friends!
I hope you're having a great Wednesday!

I'm popping in with a little card today that I made for my friend, Barb's swap! The theme was Red, White, and Blue and I just couldn't resist signing up! I love this color combo (just as Barb does) and it gave me a GREAT excuse to play with this little House Mouse stamp that I've had for ages. I hope it's okay that this wee little brotherhood of mice has wrapped itself up in the flag! They're just trying to be patriotic, right? :)

Okay, on to the card...I had picked out this Tim Holtz patterned paper, that's super vintage, so I wanted to color the flag to match that old, rustic look. I used my Copics and then squared the edges with a white gel pen (added a bit of Stickles to the background stars too). And then I decided to just go super simple with the card layout to draw attention to the image and because I knew I had to color up 5 more. I don't know if this happens to you, but when I put together my first card for a swap (aka the prototype), I always end up having a bit of trouble making the rest just as good as the first. I definitely try--that's the perfectionist in me--but there's just nothing like that first card! Do you have that issue too? :)

Alas, I digress. These cards are now off and running to their destination and I can't wait to see the cards I get in return! Thanks again to my friend, Barb and thanks to You for stopping by my blog today!


April said...

Your coloring on this is just awesome! The barely there blue border is certainly highlighted with that ribbon!!

martina's kaartjes said...

wow, this is a fab card ! lovely coloring,
greetings, martina

Barb said...

WOW--what a great card and I cannot wait to see it in real life! And, yes, I sure love that color combo......................