Believe it or not, the rat is purple... it's the camera that is lying...
The background for the card is the bubble technique, but as I don't have re-inkers or tube water colours, I changed things up a bit
I started with a piece of white (linen) cardstock, sponged it with Distress inks,, and then dipped it into the uncoloured bubbles, left it a few ticks and then popped a paper towel over it to dry it off.
I was thrilled with the results!
What to do with it?
I stamped the rat from Katzelkraft Les Rats De Ville set on a snippet and then coloured him purple with my Prismacolor pencils
The child I made the card for is turning one, so I punched a group of balloons from sparkle card, and also the digit 1, tied some metallic sewing thread around them , and attached them to the rat's tail.
I stamped and embossed in gold the simple greeting,
and decorated the inside with a snippet from trimming the background to fit the card front.
I am linking this card to:
Surely a Purple Rat counts as cute?
This is one friendly rat!!
What could be cuter than a purple rat?
The rat and the bottom right balloon are purple