As promised...here are the cards I made for my cousin's daughter's baby shower.
Before I unveil the cards, I want you to know that my mom and I figured out how this kiddo is related to me. This baby will be my first cousin twice removed. I get it now. when a cousin is "removed" that is a generational (vertical) reference. When you talk about 2nd and 3rd cousins...it's a horizontal reference (my 1st cousin's 1st cousin would be my 2nd cousin). I figure everyone on this planet is some sort of cousin.
Okay...on with the show!!
The first card I made is from me. It goes along with the "monster" theme of my gifts.
The monster is of my own design/creation. I actually drew him (and all his component parts) in Photoshop to make the pattern. And, because I'm nice...I included the pattern at the end of this post!
Inside of Monster card
Guess what? There is NO coloring on this card (except for the freckles which I did with my Prismacolor pencils and that doesn't count). Fear not! As you'll see in a minute, the second card has PLENTY of mad coloring skillz.
MAD, I tell ya!
The second card is for my mom to give--I offered to make one for her to give (I'm a good daughter). When I asked her what she wanted on it...she requested it have a frog. Now, I was not about to put some cutesy-wootsy frog on there. But I did find this wonderful guy in my digi stamp cache. I colored him up with my Prismacolor pencils (note the mad skillz). And yes, those papers look familiar...because I used the same papers on both cards. I figured why not? I already had them out.
Here is a closeup of the inside of the card
So YAY! I'm done...and in time to take a shower and get ready for the party. Did I mention they're having a chocolate fountain?
I am SO there.
Majestic Flip-it die (Sizzix)
Crown Oval Nestability die (Spellbinders)
Loopy edge punch (Martha Stewart)
Bubble edge punch (Martha Stewart)
Drippy edge punch (Martha Stewart)
Carl the Frog stamp (Scribbles by Sandy)
Patterned paper (various)