Here is a pretty simple card for the Chicks with Inkpads Inspiration Challenge #4. I used the Mojo Monday 82 layout for this card. The DP is from DCWV Pocket full of Posies Matstack. The other papers are SU pumpkin pie and blue. The tan piece is from my stash. I embossed the tan behind my image with my Cuttlebug mesh folder and the blue background was embossed with the swirls folder. I added the orange ribbon from my stash and a velvet star brad from Making Memories. The edge punch is the SU scallop punch. I double stamped the surf board using another DP scrap, embossed it twice, then cut it out and pieced it over the original. I also double stamped the swimsuit and the hat on solid papers and cut and pieced them on the original image too. I colored in the flesh parts of the image with my prismacolor pencils and a little gamsol to blend. I also sponged around the edges of the image and on the front and sides with blue SU ink. The stamp image is Inkadinkadoo and includes the "Happy Birthday" and the verse I used on the inside which says "You're only a kid once, but you can be young for a lifetime." Of course, I did pop the image with dimensionals to give the card some depth.
There's a whole lot you can do with this layout and if I have some time this week, I may try doing another card using it. It's been fun seeing what other people have come up with on the Mojo blog.
I have a bunch of birthday cards to finish up this week because I will be out of town babysitting my grandson for 2 weeks starting next week and all the birthdays will happen just after I get back. Hopefully, I will have some down time during my babysitting time so I can at least go out and see what everyone else is up to even if I don't have time to craft some cards. Don't forget about me while I'm gone:)))