Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Birthday Wishes with Kelly

Hi folks! I am still over the moon with the adorable critters in the new Party On with Evelin T Designs stamp set. They are the kinds of stamps I always wished I had ... cute for little kids, but not cutesy, if you know what I mean. They are a very respectable kind of cute! I really wanted to use them all on a card, so I created my own patterned paper by stamping each animal in a few spots, alternating directions, and filling in where needed with music notes. 

This is the first version of the card, and I just couldn't send it off to Shay for this post since it didn't turn out like I had thought in my head. The idea was to only color one of the critters and put the sentiment underneath it, which I did, but it ended up looking unfinished. And then I stared at it for a ridiculous amount of time.

I decided that perhaps it wasn't making me happy because my eye was wandering all over the card, so then I inked the edges to help give focus in the center around my little drummer bear. Better.
Then I added a little more ink and ended up happier with the card. What do you think? Is there a different way you would have changed the first version of the card? It was really stumping me this morning!

Thanks so much for looking!




  1. Such a cute card !! I love how you transformed it by inking around the bear. Looks great and so much fun with the musical elements :)

  2. Both versions are great, Kelly ... how can you go wrong with this darling cast of characters? xx

  3. It's really cute! I love the idea of inking around the edges to spotlight the focal point.
    <3 J

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  4. Such a sweet card--love how you created your own background paper!

  5. I love your end result with the stamped animals as a background, and graduated color. What a fun idea, and great way to emphasize the sweet little drummer bear in the middle.

  6. Love the stamping images in the BG and the end result is so beautiful and I love how you spotlight the main image!

  7. ha ha..funny how we end up with our card design..often different than what we had in mind ;) Your card looks adorable and the inking does the trick :)

  8. I love how this turned out...the little bit of inking really draws the eye to the main coloured image.

  9. This is a precious card! Love it!

  10. Super cute! I love the design with only one critter coloured in!


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