Friday, January 13, 2012

A Loving Birthday

Hello my darlings!

Our theme for the month is "Celebration".
And, I love to celebrate!
I'll celebrate anything
- your birthday, my birthday, the dog's birthday, the dog getting a bath,
 my teenager not being grumpy for a day, you name it! 
I like to have fun!!

When I ordered the little cutie that I used for this card, I got him for Valentine's Day cards.
I'll still use him for those, but a friend of min saw him and thought he was SOOO cute.
Her birthday is next month, so I thought I should use this guy on her birthday card.

It's a simple card, but I thought it turned out cute!!

You'll need:
Red card base
Black card stock panel
White card stock panel plus a scrap of white card stock
Black Ink- I used Memories (Stewart Superior)
Foam dots
Distress Ink (I used Broken China) and blending tool
Black glitter pen (Sakura)
Scraps of card stock
Bakers twine
Miracle Tape

 This card just makes me smile!
I thought that since everyone else was doing super awesome, super fancy stuff, 
I'd go in a more bright and light hearted direction. 
What do ya think?
 Ok, my card is regulation size (5 1/2 x 4 1/4), so the black panel is 5 1/4 x 4. Stick it onto the card base.
Cut the white panel to 5 x 3 3/4 and stamp the cute heart guy three times across the center. 
I stamped the two end guys first, then the middle. 
Their hands will overlap in the middle but that's OK.
Stamp another heart guy on a wrap of white card stock.
 Color the three heart guys on the panel, and color the heart guy you stamped on the scrap.
Fussy cut the scrappy heart guy and set him aside.
Use the ink blending tool and ink up that white panel.
Now, add the scrappy heart guy over the heart guy in the center using foam tape/pop dots.

Use scissors and hand-cut three balloons from card stock. 
Knot some bakers twine around each balloon.
VERY CAREFULLY, snip the line on the center heart guy that makes his thumb, 
and push the twine behind his thumb...He's gotta hold onto those balloons!

Take your glitter pen and color in the hat on the center heart guy.
I don't kno why, but the shimmer from the pen didn't show in the photo!! SORRY!!!

Here's your wiener!
Sammy, waiting for me to finish this card so he can jump into my lap!


Stampo said...

Love the card AND your weiner!

Molossus said...

Fantastic card!

Lyneen said...

Love the running heart stamp!!!! Fun celebration card.