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Friday, June 26, 2009

Just Beachy Birthday!

I needed a quick birthday card today for my nephew. I thought I would be caught up on my cards but my week got away from me. Too much beading. I will show you in a couple of days my new bracelet!!! It's SO pretty!!! I love the sparkle of the beads!!!

Anyway, I needed a quick card and I had some "stuff" sitting out so I grabbed the "Just Beachy" set, the "Birthday's Count" set and the "Razzleberry Lemonade" decorative paper. I was surprised when I was looking through it that I could make this piece work for a masculine card!!! So I cut the orange piece and set it on the black background. Now what to do on the decorative paper??? I like the fish so I thought I would punch them out and I was going to use the scallop punch but I wanted to keep it totally masculine. I stamped three fish and punched them out using the 1-1/4" punch. Then I colored them in with a blender pen and marker. I colored in the whole fish with the blender pen and a color. I then took that same color and did the highlights on the fish. I layered them on a 1-3/8" punched out black circle. I set them in place on the front of the card. I had them in a long row but didn't like that so I thought I would scatter them. Then I needed to find something to fill in those big orange gaps. "Happy Birthday" was just not enough. I needed one more word to go on the card to fill it in and complete it. Well, "Happy Happy Birthday" came to mind and then it went on the paper!!! I didn't use anything to line it up, I just eyed it and it worked!!! LOL It was a very quick card to make. Really!!!! I think my nephew will like it. He's such a fisherman!! And I did get it done on time!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Vicki said...

Cute card! Great colors! Have a blessed day!