Thursday, August 11, 2011

Boy's Birthday

     I'm thinking male birthdays today because I got a call this morning that my GDIL is in labor and my new great grand should be arriving sometime today.  My grandson so wants a boy!  They have a little girl, so we're all cheering for a boy this time.  Maybe by tomorrow I'll have big news I can share.

     Anyway, today's card is actually for a friend of mine who's celebrating his 61st.  He's not particularly fond of animals, at least not the 'pet' kind, so I thought this sentiment might be fun.  The image is from Hambo but I missed the deadline for their progressive challenge.  Maybe next week.  I used a sketch from Unscripted Sketches.

     The image is colored lightly with Copic markers, then matted with black CS.  Two of the background dps (been in my stash forever!) are also matted with black before being adhered to the card front.  The sentiment is printed, then matted in black and layered onto the dp.  The only embellishment is the gingham ribbon bow.

     I like the turquoise and washed denim blues on this card - they make it masculine without making it dark or heavy looking.  That cute cat needed something light and busy, since he's rather simple and plain himself.  Shopping Our Stash has a challenge of "dogs OR digis OR denim."  I did a digi image and denim blue, but that's definitely NOT a dog.  :-)  Incy Wincy wants to see the Old and the New.   The papers are old and the image is a new one for me.

     The final two challenges for this card are Top Tip Tuesday for straight edges, no circles, or ovals, and I have a tip to add.  When you have a great sentiment you thought up but don't have a stamp for it, and you don't want to write it in your own handwriting, search for computer fonts that look like handwriting and print the sentiment. There are dozens available out there and many of them are free downloads.

     Pixie Dust Studio has a challenge of "Boys Will be Boys".

     Hope you're having a great week.  Please visit again tomorrow to see whether we have a new great grand-son or -daughter.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie  (or should it be Great NanaConnie this week?  lol)


Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Thanks for playing this week with us at Unscripted Sketches! Your cool cat is the perfect messenger for a birthday wish. Really love your pairing of the varied blue & green patterns. Susan : )

jimlynn said...

Another cute, cute card! Love all that blue with the adorable image.
Can't wait to hear if they have a boy or girl! Fantastic news.

Lisa Minckler said...

LOL..I love that you created an animal card for someone who is not necessarily an animal lover. :D
Your card is wonderful and your tip is most definitely creative.
Thank you so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our "Straight Edge" challenge.
Good luck and happy stamping..
Lisa xx

Linda Simpson said...

I am sure you friend will love his card. The image is sooo cute and the sentiment is fabulous love it. :)

Elaine Stark said...

Thanks for a great tip and a lovely card. I'm sure your friend will love it. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Tammy said...

Really cute card and great sentiment! Crossing my fingers for a boy!

dstandard said...

EEEK - look at that cool cat! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

Jessica Griffin said...

Love your card Connie!! Congrats on the great grand!!

Becky Garrison said...

OH, how I love this card! Love the image, REALLY love the sentiment, and all the color . . . it's just great! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Unscripted Sketches!

Linda Beeson said...

What a really sweet image and such a cute use of the Unscripted sketch too.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Thank you for taking part in STRAIGHT EDGES challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

Your creation is beautiful!:)

So happy you've joined us!


Teresa Arsenault said...

This is darling, Connie. I'm loving all the DPs and how you colored the image. The little gingham bow is the perfect final touch.


April said...

Cute card and I love your colors!

Caroljenks said...

Firstly congratulations on Riley :)

This card is fab - and your sentiment purr-fect!

Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Straight Edges' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)
Thanks for sharing your fab Top Tip with us too - it's great to print out your own sentiments :)

Carol x

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Love that Hambo cat! And you don't need to use ALL the elements in the challenge - just one, or more. :) Great sketch, too ... One I'd go for over and over.

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card so cute! And fantastic sentimet and tip too! Great job! Thanks for playing along on Top Tip Tuesday this time, Samantha :0)

Ps GREAT news about Riley! Visited your other post hoping for photo's will keep my eye out xx

Scrappychick said...

Totally adorable card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Pixie Dust Studio, good luck!

Shannah said...

This is just so cute!!Congratulations on your new grandson!!

Flutterby Trina said...

AWW So cute! Love the colours too! thanks for playing along at top tip tuesday with our straight edge challenge! Good Luck and hope to see you again next week! x

CarlaKH said...

Adorable- love that cute kitty image too! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!