Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dad's 80th Birthday

Two posts in one day, but I'm getting ready to leave for a bit and need to get several birthday cards ready.  This one is for my dad's 80th.

Love the inside sentiment!  I'm turning 50 this year, and I SOOOO relate!  Here's a better shot of the balloons.  I used colored pencils and decided to stay with primary colors.  The strip of green was run through my Cuttlebug using a Stampin' Up! texture.  The buttons, sentiment, and balloon stamps are all CTMH.  I stamped the balloons then x-acto knifed around the edges where I wanted to tuck the sentiment.  After double checking the challenge sketch (see below), I then x-acto knifed around the left side of the red and yellow balloons to slide the green banner through.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch: #21  (Ooops, guess I was too late to link up!)
I did outline the sentiment square with a thin line of gray.  I saw this on someone's blog who took the recent online class, Pattern Play. 
I hope my dad laughs!!
Until next time,


  1. Becca, I'm sure your dad will get a good chuckle from your card and its sentiment...I know I did! I love the balloons and the subtle texture on the green panel. Great geay outline tip, too! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

  2. Becca that is so fun and I am sure your Dad will love it. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

  3. LOL! What a fantastic sentiment! I know I'm wondering what happened! I still feel 21! Love the bright colours on this! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

  4. Great sentiment and fabulous shading on the balloons! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week.

  5. So cute! Love your pics on this post. :)

  6. Very cute. Love the balloons.


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