Sister Stamps' Release #7 is here and there's three days of new images and blog candy! Today I'm featuring Yoshi! I love this "all occasions" guy who is so playful and full of joy. As I thought about this card, I imagined my son's excitement when celebrating someone's birthday and how he throws his hands up in the air to say happy birthday! I think most of the excitement really comes from the thought of eating birthday cake!
In designing this card, I chose a neutral washi paper for the background and created a tree using Memory Box's woodland branch die. The hill was done free hand and I used a MS grass punch behind it. Snipping the bottom edges of the grass made it bend easily and conform to the shape of the hill. I played around with the flowers on the tree and my first instinct was to make them pink, but it looked too busy with the other colors. So I experimented with a brushed gold paper and I love how it blends with the background. I wanted to flowers to be there, but subtle. And to balance out the card, I added a couple lanterns hanging from the tree.
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