A friend of mine asked me to make a card to accompany a gift she plans to send to celebrate the upcoming birth of a baby girl. Like all good friends do I said “No problem, I got this!”… and then I promptly forgot to “get it”. Sound familiar?
So when the text message rolled in asking “Will that card be ready tomorrow morning?” I inevitably panicked, as I was knee deep in a toddler bed time war, I wanted to catch a little bit of Dancing With the Stars, and the sink was piled with dishes. Did I mention my alarm goes off at 4:30 am?
I knew a Copic colored card was totally out the question, so I rifled through my supplies, and put this cute card together in five minutes. Believe it or not, Copics were included in the prep. Here’s the card:
To create the card, I took glitter paper (Target- $.99 for 2 sheets!) sized it and mounted it to the greeting card. I then cut out a plain piece of card stock and distressed the edges with Copic Marker E37 (faster than if I had pulled out the Distress Ink). I applied a rub on transfer (from my stash, I don’t know who made it), and then mounted it to the glitter paper.
I took some little blings, they were clear but I wanted them pink, so I colored them with Copic Marker RV09 (faster than digging through my stash for just the right match) before mounting them on to the card. A little twine, a flower and a button, a couple of clicks with the Tiny Attacher et viola! It’s actually taken me longer to write this blog post than to construct the card! I hope this gives you a little inspiration for those situations where you’re in a time pinch! Have a creative day!