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Another birthday card

Well I'm back with my sporadic cardmaking.  September is a pretty busy month for birthdays around here so I figure I should get started on some now.  I tried the Deconstructed Sketch for the first time.
Finally broke out my Sweet and Toxic boy stamp.  And colored him with distress inks.  This was my 2nd time trying to use distress inks.  It gets a bit messy with all the water, and sometimes I feel like I can't control the brush nicely or stay within the lines or blend nicely.  Which is why sometimes doing artsy things gets me a little uptight...

Anyhow, used some Oliver paper from Basic Grey, and a leftover round piece from the card kit.  Stamped the sentiment and cake from PTI's tag series.  I used some tiny attacher staples for the side, I guess I should have used regular size staples so it would show up better.  I guess you can't really see the row of staples at the bottom either.  I couldn't really think of what to use for boy embellishments so just did a line of staples at the bottom that ended up blending into the paper! Oh well.

Well, it's getting ready for back to school around here too.  Hopefully it won't get too crazy the first week.  It might take me a whole month to get readjusted to the school schedule now.  Bye!


eva said…
hi cheryl! nice use of the sketch and great coloring too! yeah, it's hard to get used to the school routine.
Lorraine said…
Great boy card, Cheryl! Your coloring looks great! I have yet to venture into distress inks, lol.

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