Saturday, July 11, 2009

Birthday Breeze...

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Our cousin Katy's husband Rob has a birthday coming up and I wanted to send him a fun (but not feminine) card. He's a skilled doctor and was recently chosen to serve as part of Doctors Without Borders, which is an amazing group of dedicated physicians and nurses hoping to do some good in the world. I was inspired by the travel projects on the Hero Arts Club Blog and decided that a sailboat would be a great way to wish him good travels. When Rob leaves for his selfless adventure, we'll be wishing him good fortune and safe tidings, too!
For this card, I masked the sentiment from Stampin' Up's Life's A Breeze set and substituted the "Happy Birthday" stamp from Papertrey Ink. To make the wavey frame, I punched each side of a square with a border punch. The colors are from this week's Color Throwdown (Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Kiwi Kiss). Since they are so bright, I opted for a softer background and created my own using this great Hero Arts block stamp, VersaMark, and pastel chalks -- it's always so fun to see the image appear like magic!
BEAN NOTES: Stampin' Up Life's a Breeze, Hero Arts Design Block Birthday, and Papertrey Ink Vintage Picnic Stamps; SU Whisper White Craft Ink; VersaMark Clear Ink; SU Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise, and Real Read Cardstock; White Cardstock (generic); Brads (generic); Foam Dimensional Squares (generic); Bazzil Basics Stitch Template; Red Embroidery Thread (generic); Paper Piercer; Ranger Seafoam White Embossing Powder HAPPY BEANS: EK Success Dotted Wave Border Punch; SU Stampin' Pastels


Broni said...

What a great card! Very unique and definitely trendy! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us in the Color Throwdown!

LeAnne said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! I am so happy I found your blog, it does make me smile! Thanks for playing and using these colors to make such a great card for your cousin's husband! My niece is on a Mercy Ship in Africa--probably a similar thing to what he is doing!