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another birthday card

Hello.  Surprised that it's me again?!  Well, it was nice to take a vacation this past week with both kids at summer camp, although I still had to work a little from home with everything being computerized nowadays...

Anyhow, I made another birthday card, based on the last Card Patterns sketch.  And since it's a summer birthday, thought I'd make something for the Sunshine and Summertime Retro Fresh Challenge.
So I don't even know the name of this stamp set, it's the Ian and Anya in their undies, that come with all the different outfits.  Colored the aloha shirt with unblended pencil...does it look like those inside out aloha shirts?  Actually tried inking the inverted scallop circle nestability, the mustard seed distress ink happened to match some yellow cardstock that I had (non-PTI, shocking, I know).  The hibiscus paper is something I got a really long time ago from probably one of the first Creating Keepsakes conventions I ever attended, I can't even remember which booth.

Added some eyelets to the bottom, hard to get them lined up straight even with the big bite cropadile.  All this time, I had also been using my cropadile wrong!  The first time I tried to set an eyelet, I thought it didn't do a good job, so I continued to use my old eyelet setter.  I finally looked at the instructions a little more closely today and realized I had put the eyelet in upside down!

Anyhow, the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.  It doesn't quite look like the sketch because I actually messed up stamping it on the card.  So I dug through more old patterned paper and found this light yellow one that sort of seemed to match and just taped it over the original sentiment.

Well, have a good rest of the weekend.



Comments

Great card for this cool sketch.
eva said…
cute card! i like his aloha shirt and his blond-y hair!
Alyce said…
Cheryl this is so sweet! I love his Hawaiian shirt and the pretty colours :)
Rachel Parys said…
Live and learn, right!? I still use the old-school tool for the eyelets, so don't feel bad! This is super cute! I love the yellow scallop circle behind him, it's perfect! Love the twine at the top too!
Leanne said…
Cool card Cheryl, love how the shirt turned out. This is really nice and fun.
*;)
Lorraine said…
Oh he is adorable, Cheryl! I love his aloha shirt and that inverted scllop circle!
RiNNE said…
Fun card! Love his shirt and great job on the sketch!

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