Big Birthday Wishes

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Morning, y'all!  We're off on a field trip, to Kansas Speedway, with a new homeschool group in just a bit; but before that, I wanted to pop in here to share a card I made for my Dad's birthday, which just so happens to be today.  Enjoy! 
I started this card by stamping the partial "BIRTHDAY WISHES COMING YOUR WAY" sentiment, in Jet Black ink, near the bottom center of a piece of White cardstock.  I then topped that with a stamped, in Jet Black ink, bear, as well as the letters "B" and "G" to either side of him.  The bear was colored with pencils and his nose given a hint of shine with Crystal Effects, before anchoring the panel, to the Pool Party, cardstock, card face, with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitches.
The balloons were stamped, from left to right, in Pool Party, Pumice Stone, and Real Red inks, on White, cardstock die cuts and popped off the card face with foam tape.
I then hand-penned in their strings and tossed a bunch of silver sequins amidst them to complete the look.
Inspiration for this card came from a new-to-me Always Playing with Paper Challenge #30.
Thanks so much for peeking in, friends!  Have a wonderful day, and a big happy birthday, Dad!  I love you!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Headline Alphabet & Under the Stars (SU!); Whole Lotta' Happy (Wplus9) Paper: White (Wpus9); Pool Party (SU!) Ink: Pool Party & Real Red (SU!); Pumice Stone & Jet Black (Ranger); Black PITT artist pen (Faber Castell) Other: silver thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Whole Lotta' Happy die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); Crystal Effects (SU!); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); silver sequins (Paper Studio)

17 comments:

Kerri said...

Awesome card love the layout and the colours!!!

Lesley said...

Hi Jinny! Thank you so much for playing along with me. Love your adorable card and your awesome colouring. That bear is too cute! Happy birthday to your dad!

Annette Allen said...

aww your dad is going to love it.. such a fun birthday card..

Miriam Prantner said...

That bear is too funny! Love this card!

Leslie Germain said...

Jinny, this card is just fabulous!! I LOVE how you did the bear!!! So clever with the balloons. Thank you for answering my question. Not sure why I am a no reply blogger. I feel like I changed that a while ago and it never worked. Need to check that out with blogger. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooooo fun! LOVING that bear and the balloons!!!!!!

Tracy said...

Isn't it great to have a dad that you can give a fun card to. Guy cards are toughies so being able to give them something cute sure takes off the stress. Your little bear is just the ticket! Hugs!

Ashley Horton said...

Totally adorable Jinny!! Love the fun balloons!!

Lisa said...

What a terrific card for your dad Jinny, love this!! Happy birthday wishes to the birthday boy!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Totally AWESOME big bear hug of a card!!! Makes me SMILE huge!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the challenge!!!

Maria said...

Your Dad will love this fun birthday card, Jinny! Happy Birthday to him!:-)

Ros Crawford said...

Happy birthday to your dad!! This is one terrific card and such fun!

Lori said...

How fun and clever! Love how you replaced the "I" with the bear image. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!

Larissa Heskett said...

AWESOME!! HAHAHAHAH!! I just LOVE that Bear Image!! Your coloring is Perfect and he was sure to LOVE it!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Sharon Fritchman said...

Such an adorable birthday card! I love how you used the colors and your design is amazing!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Jinny. Love the coloring and the popped up balloons.

Neha Al said...

wonderful happy birthday wishes to the birthday boy with funny card