Thursday, June 30, 2011

Birthday Humor

Hi All! Hope you are all doing well out there! I have been quite busy with work lately, leaving only a little amount of time to craft and post but I did manage to make time for a special card for my "favorite" Brother in Law. Lol! I love all my BIL's equally, but we have a running joke between my sisters and their hubbys about whose husband is the best. Anyhow, I made this funny card using the Cricut Camp Out cartridge, I hid a few cuts on the out house because i wanted my top layer to be a little more solid so i could have the door open to a little tiny cupcake. I used a couple of punches too, the MS Pine tree and a Fiskars corner punch for the tiny moon. I inked the edges and put the top layer of the outhouse through the Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder. I created the "rocks" using circle punches that i tore down to size, crumpled and inked them. I put pop dots under one of them for some dimension. The little grass patches between the "rocks" I made from some scrap green paper and used my regular scissors to snip it up. Scotch quick-dry glue worked very well to stick them between the "rocks". For the foreground, I tore up some paper (looks like dirt or a dried pond bed) from a old stack and crumpled it a bit and stuck it down. I added a brad on the outhouse door. I hand wrote the "Hope your birthday..." (i do not care for my own hand writing but I didnt have a punch to fit it and i didnt have enough time to find and cut a cricut label) the torn edges add a great rustic feel to the card anyways- just added two brads to either end to finish it. The inside of the cards reads, (if you hadn't already guessed),
To my FBIL - "is the sh*t" lol. He appreciated it!
I really do enjoy making cards that are scenic, rather than just a few Cricut cuts stuck down, personalizing it makes it all that much more fun to give!
Until next time!



7 comments:

Linda said...

This is fabulous!!! Love the design of this card!!!! Great job!!!!

Adrian said...

Awesome card!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card tfs!!!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Dianne,
You won my blog Candy! Would you please email me your address? My addy is scrapbookingmom123 at comcast dot net.
Thanks!
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Inkyfingers said...

This is a fun, fabulous scene card, Diane and I'm not surprised he loved it. I love all the little details you added like the rocks, trees and grass.

Stephanie said...

This is an awesome card!!! Love it- and love the scene you did!

Karen said...

Hey Diane, I love this card!! I am making a card for my sister who much to her dismay is turning 50, this would n=be a great idea, because turning 50 is the sh@#$ts!! I hope you don't mind if I scrapliftit, do you?? I also stopped by to tell you that I am back on my blog!! My daughter had surgery, and the kids were on vacation, so I was not on my blog as much as I wish I could have been, but I am back, and wanted to let you know!! Karen♥

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