Saturday, September 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Happy Everything

One of the young men on my team at work has a birthday Monday. I, of course, didn't remember until I flipped my calendar on Thursday to see what I have ahead of me next week. My team knows I always make the birthday card and route it for everyone to sign, so that meant I had to get 'r done on Thursday night. I don't work well under pressure AND I had to figure out what to make that didn't look girly or too macho. Man, I was in trouble! lol

Cupcakes to the rescue!

I used the adorable cupcake in the Summer Sweets set (Our Craft Lounge) along with papers from the Tiffany's paper pack (We R Memory Keepers). The blues and greens, with a hint of black out weighed the pink. :o)

The cupcake is stamped in Tuxedo Blank (Memento) and then a second one stamped, cut out and the frosting paper-pieced before attaching it with foam tape. I drew a thin line with a Copic Multiliner pen and then a small swoosh with YG00 Copic to ground it.

The sentiments, from Around and About Sentiments & Birthday Basics (both PTI) are stamped in black and Cool Caribbean (SU!). I also stamped the star and small dot from Around and About Sentiments on the base card with Versa Mark ink to create a subtle background.

I have searched all my favorite blogs to see where I got this wonderful sketch, but cannot find it. Usually, when I draw a sketch in my book I also note where I found it. This time I forgot. If you know, please let me know so I can give credit.

The card is now signed by all and sitting on the birthday boy's desk ready to be opened Monday morning. I hope he remembers to bring treats! ;0)


Mary J said...

HI Carol - I love this card! It's always difficult to make for men, but you've made a winner here and you still managed to get some pink in! Personally, I think all men should embrace a little pink somewhere in their lives, lol!!! Thx for sharing!

Joy said...

Sooooooooo cute HB!!!! :) (just like you!) Can't wait to see you in a few days! :)