Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wish Big Birthday Card


I had to hurry and finish this B-day card for my son and get it in the mail before the weekend.  It didn't turn out exactly as I had hoped but I put a lot of thought into it so that it would suit and amuse him.  Since he is no longer a teenager and definitely doesn't like sweet, cute stuff I had to keep the look simple and masculine.  I decided to make an easel card so perhaps he might look at it for more than a few seconds.  The birthday boy is a wild and amusing fellow with a variety of interests (raising a puffer fish was one of his more recent projects).  When I saw the steampunk puffer fish stamp at Viva Las Vegastamps,  I knew it would be the perfect one to go with the stamp, " I'm not INSANE..... I'm just crazy with a side of awesome." (also from the same internet site).  I changed the 'I'm' to 'You're' by cleaning off the ink on I'm before stamping and then writing the 'you're' in blue ink.  The fish and star paper is the same double-sided one from K and Co. The Wish Big words are from a small G studio set. The puffer fish was colored with Copic pens and the castle turrets were decorated with Stickles to look like lighted birthday candles.  Stickles were also used to decorate the inside plaque which holds up the card.  The plaque was cut out using a new, thin Sizzix scallop edge die with an interior rectangle. Inside the card I plan to write a message that says "Wish granted......"  I think my son will get the humor and meaning of the card even though maybe no one else will.  I guess we just have the same 'sick' sort of mind....LOL!  Hope this long post won't discourage you from returning back to this blog to view the creative side of my life.  See you soon!


9 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oh your son will love his card made by you!!! Nice, simple and I like your easel. Have a great day!!! BTW, the dies you are waiting for finally shipped so they will be there any day now.

Creations by Shirl said...

Oh love the fish scene... And I think he will appreciate this so very much... love the easel card...

Annette said...

what a fun card...I love all those fish...too cool...

Kim Y. said...

Looks great to me! Your son will love it!

eunice said...

Wait...so am I insane? I personally think this card is very special...and I'll bet your son loved it too because it was personalized just for him! LOL, I especially like the greeting stamp!Guy cards are always such a challenge, but you did an amazing job with this!

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