Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Birthday You Old Bird!

A very good friend of mine had a birthday last week, and this is the card I made for her. It was a quick card that I made right before I headed out of town for a conference (which explains why I have been such a bad blogger for the last week). I was in Las Vegas from Monday through Thursday and am glad to be back home. I'm not a Vegas girl...

Anyway, Tina and I were Chi Omega sorority sisters in college. Chi Omega's symbol is the owl, so over the years we have done a lot of owl gifts and cards. When I saw this Inkadinkado set with the owls and this sentiment, I had to have it for her! She is four months older than I am, and I have often teased her about being older, so this sentiment was perfect. She has collected rabbits as long as I have known her, so that explains the rabbit brads on the sentiment. That, to me, is one of the greatest things about making cards - you can customize them with the perfect little details, just for your recipient.

I used Card Positioning Systems' CPS120 sketch, the stamps and the patterned paper as my starting points. The patterned paper panel behind the owl image is the reverse side of the patterned paper used for the larger panel, which is from Best Creations. I wanted to show as many of the owls on the background paper as I could, so I trimmed the left edge of the second layer close to the giraffe's head and neck. The stamped image was colored and airbrushed with Copic markers, and cut out using a square Nestabilities die. The mat layer is Bazzill Bling card stock that was cut out using a Labels Three Nestabilities die.

That's about it for this one. Hope everyone is having a wonderful Fourth of July weekend!


Marie B. said...

Morning Robin! I really love the idea behind this card. All the little personal touches are perfect for your special friend's birthday! Have a great rest of the weekend!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Ok, this is adorable but I gotta say it, this bird looks like she needs Ex-lax. If that is not a constipated look, I don't know what is, lol. Love that DP (I am ignoring the pink), I am sure your friend loved the card. Welcome back from Vegas.

Joan Ervin said...

What a cute card, Robin..perfect for you friend!!! Love your colors, sketch, coloring, details...everything is super AWESOME!!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Hey cute and would you believe this??? Julie was a Chi Omega also. It is a small world afterall. Pat

Silke said...

Nice to see you've made it back home!!!
I never been to Las Vegas - I hope you played at least some slot machines - LOL??? You never know if you could hit the jackpot?!?

Anyway - I'm here for your card - LOL....and I think it's super fun!!! Your friend is gonna love it!!! The sentiment is crackin' me up too!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!! Hope you had a fun 4th of July??? Hugs ~S~