Thursday, January 17, 2013

Whooo's having a birthday?

Good morning all! I wanted to share a card that I am entering for the Retro Sketch #46 challenge.

the inside:

And here is the sketch:

I really enjoyed working with this sketch. The possibilities are endless! I decided to go with a color block look using primary colors. I like how this turned out. I stamped Happy Birthday first then ran the card base through my Grand Calibur, embossing only the bottom of the card. I rubbed the Chestnut Roan ink pad over the embossed image to make it stand out a bit better. After stamping and heat setting the birch trees, I trimmed the three card stock colors to size and adhered them to a black frame. That was adhered to my card base with foam squares. The owl was then stamped, fussy cut, and adhered with another foam square.

An update on my Father in law: he's doing sooo much better at home! He's eating more, (home cooking beats hospital food ANY day!), and gets stronger every day with his therapy sessions. Yeah Dad!! ♥

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope that you have a fabulous day!

Chris ☺

Card stock: Bazzill Basics (yellow, red, blue); Recollections (kraft, black)
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Autumn Groves (trees); Woofers and Tweeters (owl); Hullabaloo (sentiments)
Ink: Tsukineko - Tuxedo Black; Clear Snap - Chestnut Roan
Adhesives: SA by 3L (MyStik, 3D Foam Squares); Recollections adhesive tape
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Darice woodgrain embossing folder


  1. Darling owl and colour blocking. Nice take on the sketch!

  2. Love your card--inside and out. Those primary colors look great with the kraft.

  3. What a great card! I love the color blocking and the owl is so cute! Thanks for joining us at retro sketches!

  4. Love that cute owl!! What a neat card w/ the woodgrain.

  5. Really cute card, Chris! I so love that little owl. Love the color blocking and the embossing, too. And so glad to hear your father in law is doing better!


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