I'm hostessing the Just Us Girls color challenge this week and I decided on these pretty colors. I added a twist to make it a birthday card because there are a lot of birthdays in April...mine included! My neighbor celebrated his birthday last week, we had Elise's birthday last week as well, and there are four of us at work whose birthdays are within days of each other! Lots of celebrations going on! I made this card for my friend Eileen (who actually celebrated her birthday in March, but we are going out tonight to celebrate). I actually chose the colors from this paper pack called It's the Little Things from Fancy Pants. The image is from a newer set from Gina K Designs called Stenciled Spring. I colored the stamp with watercolor crayons, spritzed it with a mister, and then stamped it on watercolor paper. I love this technique. I did a tutorial on this technique while I was on the Artful INKables design team that you can find here.
The sketch is from April's Sketch for You to Try. I changed the three circles on the bottom of the sketch to the black crystal flourish and added the square crystals in the upper corner. I found that when I added them, it just made the card more visually appealing! I added the sentiment at the last minute...I forgot the challenge was to make it a birthday card! The sentiment is from Paper Makeup Stamps called Little Moments.
I hope you can play along with us this week! I'd love to see what you do with these colors! Stop by the JUGs blog to see the fantastic cards from the design team! Thanks for stopping by!