Grrreat! Birthday Wishes

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Morning, y'all!  I hope your week is going well.  We're plugging right along at our studies, and my hubby is still working, mostly, from home.  It's nice to have him around, but I feel like I get absolutely zilch time to myself now; and I'm, for sure, going stir crazy, even though we've got a heap of home-improvement projects, to keep us busy, going on.  It's all kind of a recipe for disaster, but we're happy and healthy; and truthfully, I have nothing to complain about.

Anyhow, today starts an enormous amount of springtime birthdays in my family.  So, I duplicated one cute, guy card two times over for some of the men in my life.  Check them out!
I started these cards by stamping the bear, from Stampin' Up!'s Under the Stars stamp set, as well as the Jenni Bowlin, "FILE UNDER" label and "BIRTHDAY WISHES" sentiment, from Wplus9 Design's Whole Lotta' Happy stamp set, in Jet Black ink, on 3-3/4" x 5" pieces of watercolor paper.  I then watercolored those cute bears...
stamped the "grrreat!", from the same stamp set as the bear, in Cherry Cobbler ink, within the stamped label; and splattered everything with bright blue and gray-blue watercolors and Pure Black and Titanium White, acrylic paints.
Once everything was dry, I framed the stamped pieces with Brocade Blue cardstock and white-threaded, straight, machine stitching; wrapped the top of the prepped pieces, three times, with lengths of Baker's Twine, tied, in bows, to the left edges; and popped them off the surface of the white, cardstock, card faces, with foam tape, to complete the look.
I'm signing off for the weekend.  I've got to put on my foreman's cap, or things are never going to get finished around my place.  Thanks so much for visiting, friends!  Have a wonderful weekend!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooo cute! LOVING that bear and the sentiment!

Lisa Elton said...

How fun is he!! These are super cute Jinny!