Friday, March 20, 2009

Hubby's B-Day Card

Here is a card I made for my hubby's birthday next month. I used Karen's Sweet Sunday sketch from this last Sunday again because I thought it would work perfect for this card. I realize it may not look like a very masculine card, but trust me, he's going to love it.

Okay, so maybe I'll have to do some explaining of this card. It is a birthday card. However, you may ask why that cute doxie has bunny ears? Well, my hubby's birthday just happens to land on Easter Saturday this year, so the bunny ears are appropriate and the doxie just happens to resemble our little Liesl dog who has been gone out of our lives but not out of our hearts nearly two years now.

The plaid paper is from We R Memory Keepers, the red is from American Crafts and the blue is Bazzill. I used my nestabilities to cut the circle and scallop, double stamped the image, colored it with my prismacolor pencils and gamsol, then cut out the doxie head and 3 of the tulips and popped them over the original stamped image. I was tempted to pull out a cuttlebug embossing folder for the blue strip, but I decided to pierce the paper instead. I created the Happy Birthday on my computer and punched it out with the Stampin' Up word window punch. I inked the edges and mounted the pieces with the green brads. I'll have to hide this one as soon as I finish the inside sentiment. Hope you like...I know he will.


  1. Super cute card Emily! What an adorable image and layout. LOVE the fun layering and design.

    Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs, Jennifer :)

  2. This is SO sweet! I love the story behind the card and your colouring with the Prisma pencils is awesome!