Saturday, January 28, 2023

Birthday Buoy

My husband's birthday is coming up and he loves the beach. He is also the pun king, so I had to figured out how to make that happen on his card. I ended up typing the "Birthday Buoy" (Birthday Boy) on my computer and printing it out. The whole card was initially motivated by this week's Just Us Girl's Challenge #664 CAS Week - Birthday (another new theme!).  CAS is not my forté, so this will force me to practice it once a month and stretch my skills.

Products I used:

My Favorite Things: Seagull and inside sentiment, wave dies, circle die 

Pink and Main: banner dies

Stampin' Up!: Birthday hat, ink pads

Prismacolor pencils

Ink blending brushes

I cut two different wave dies on parallel edges of a piece of cardstock to create a stencil, then ink blended the water and sky straight onto the front of my white A2 card base. Next I die cut and stamped the seagull and hat, then colored them with pencils. I left the piling/post plain white (the thing that the bird is standing on) to look more like a buoy. I cut a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" white panel and decided where the circle had to be to make an opening for my scene. I attached the seagull and his hat to the scene n my card front, then adhered the panel with the circle opening to the front of my card base. I typed and printed the sentiment, then cut it out with a banner die. When that was adhered below the window, my card was complete!

If you have ever taken food to eat on the beach, you know that you have to guard your food or a seagull will dive in and snatch it out of your hand...and chips seem to be a beach food that people often take with them. My stamp set doesn't have a chip stamp, and previously I have drawn one to go with this sentiment. I keep thinking I should have added a chip to the front or inside and may do that before his birthday. This is a fun stamp set with its seagulls and their different personalities!

Thanks for taking a look, be sure to check out all the fabulous guest (Thanks so much Jules!) and design team cards, and join us in the gallery this week...CAS cards take less work and time!!!



Vicki Dutcher said...

How adorable! Love that inside sentiment too

Carol said...

Thanks Vicki!

Bobby said...

I think you accomplished the perfect card for your husband, Carol. I love a good pun and the party hat on the gull is such fun.

Carol said...

Thanks Bobby!

ElizStewart said...

Carol... I love this MFt set... so creative of you to add a birthday hat! Just adorable!

Lisa Kind said...

Cute are Carol! I love how you reacted the background. And the sentiment is adorable!

Nancy said...

Going to have to see if I have a hat this size to use next time I pull out this set. This turned out great! I am sure Gary will love it.

Lisa Elton said...

Love the background you gave this fella! Your hubby will love it... chip or no chip!

Ina G said...

Fun and every so cute! That seagull has character. Love the background and inside sentiment. Fabulous CAS birthday card Carol.

cm said...

Oh buoy! You've created a delightful CAS card that's both cute (although I'm terrified of birds!) and masculine marvelous! Love this!