This card is from an idea I got from Laurie at Jane's Craft Studio a while back. Make sure if you are in mid Michigan that you stop by to visit with the wonderful people at this store. If I lived closer, I would be in store at least once a week. Just the samples on the walls are worth the trip. And up the road a bit off I96 is Stacey's , so make a day of it and have fun. I can tell you where there is a nice Irish Pub for lunch in between the two stores--------yum-o!
This card had 5 layers added to the base card. I played with the various sizes of cardstock to see what might be a bit different instead of just one on top of the other as Laurie had done. I finally came up with this layered card. I edged most of the pieces with a hot pink chalk ink. Yes, even the blue layer is edged in pink! Laurie had done bows on her card and I just have such a hard time with bows. I even bought that little tool to help and still can't seem to do it right. So I made photo corners with my ribbon. I colored with Prismacolors and Gamsol and now wished I had done a bit more shading on Turtle. A little brown and darker green would have given him more depth. I had to top him off with Stickles on his party hat and a bit on the flowers just because I love glitter.
A pretty quick summery card-favorable for both male and female occasions. My grass is soaked tonight after terrifying wind and rain so I wont be out laying on it for a while. I can hear the frogs from my herb garden tonight calling to each other and the fireflies are prolific too. Summertime.........wish it was always summertime.