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Greeting Farm Birthday Card

Another stamp design company that I have absolutely fallen in love with is The Greeting Farm. This stamped image is called "Cupcake Anya." I love how super cute their "Anya" and "Ian" series is. They are also very fun to color. You can get away with using a bright scheme and they always look so adorable. Since I am a beginner at learning how to color and shade skin and hair, having wider spaces to work with help me get my lines down these stamps are great for that as well.
Whenever I get a new stamp, I rush home and can hardly contain myself to open the box then I immediately (or as soon as possible) go into my sanctuary that is my craft room and stamp my image and color it. I have days when all I want to do is color, so I stamp multiple images and then I color my heart out while watching my favorite TV show or movie. I had this stamp colored for days before I found time to mount it on a card. I love combining different styles, so I thought using my Cuttlebug (R) would add a nice touch. I was going for pink so next I added pink paper and a bow. This is how it turned out.
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One of things I have a challenge with is decorating the inside of my card. I work so hard on designing the outside, but by the time I get to the inside of the card am at a loss of what to do. One thing I always try to do is put scripture in the sentiments of my cards. I do this because scripture is so much a part of my life and I want it to impact the lives of those I come in contact with. Since I didn't put scripture on the outside of the card, I knew I could add it to the inside sentiment. I am not crazy about most of my card insides, but I tried embossing a cupcake under the sentiment to add a little flair. It took several tries to emboss the cupcake because my paper kept tearing, I finally got one cupcake that looked halfway decent, here is what I came up with. 
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I hope my posts bring inspiration your crafty life. I sure enjoy making things and I love sharing with whoever will pay attention.
I hope you have a lovely day, Thanks for reading.
Nikki Mudge

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