January 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Hubby

Today I'm posting a pretty goofy card I made for my hubby's birthday tomorrow.
 I used the Two Step Owl punch and just played around. I saw this pirate made of the owl on Lynn Pratt's blog in early fall, but it was so cute I wanted to make one too. So I pretty much CASED her owls on my card and here it is.

The main item used is the two step owl punch and a whole lot scraps! Some colors and stamps are retired, but I still use them for personal use. The card base is Poppy Parade Red, matted with Chocolate chip and Marina Blue. I also distress the blue mat with matching blue ink. A little touch of So Saffron to add a contrast.
 The pirates were done with several punches; the two step owl, circle, heart, plus some free hand snips for the peg leg, and eye patch and boat.  A scrap of the trim lace punch was cut to form a small sail, then added stripes of retired DSP.

They are really more silly than cute, and certainly need some practice making a hook!
The boat was run through the BS with the wood grain emboss folder even though it's hard to see here, and an extra strip of blue was cut with the curvy edge on my cutter and distressed with ink to make water waves.

The inside is just as goofy as the front trying to convey the message... Love You!

Well I guess I just needed to do something Goofy and Fun to change the mood around here because this weekend was pretty depressing. We spent many hours either in the hospital or on the phone as so many of our family or friends (friend, friend's husband, sister-in-law, and brother-in-law) are battling the Big "C"; it's just so so sad.

Well that's it for now. Hootie says "Thanks for stopping by and please a comment".


Cindy said...

Too cute!!

Karen said...

Diane, this is simply cute! I think I may have to case this as well. Thanks for leaving your comment on my blog and I am with you when it comes to Spring...just get this winter stuff over now that Christmas is over. Sorry to see that you are facing a number of crisis with your family. It can be very depressing but keep on smiling and laughing, they do alot for the mood. Take care

Pam~ said...

Love your goofy, cute card! I know hubby will LOVE this! It is amazing the things I've seen with the Hootie punch.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Love your card!

Ann Schach said...

I am sorry, Diane, but I have to say it...This card is a "hoot"! Fabulous job!

Nancy said...

Too, too funny, John will love it.
How creative you are with those punches. Sorry to hear about so many illnesses.
Take care

Nance said...

Ay matey, you've made one hoot of a card there, arrr! She said in her best talk-like-a-pirate voice. My favorite part is the eye patch and wooden leg...too funny! I'm sorry to hear about all the illnesses. Hugs, Nance

Carla Bazhenow said...

I too am so sorry to hear about all the illness with friends and family. That is so tough on everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

Your card is fabulous!!! Rich in detail and humor. I love it. I'll bet it was so fun to make. Hugs, Carla

Anne Marie said...

Arrrgh, this is mighty cute, matey! This is the most fun use of this punch I have seen. Love it! :)

Davina Allgrim said...

So cute and imaginative.
Following with SC
Davina #322

Angela said...

Oh my goodness!! These are the cutest dressed up owls I have seen so far! You are so creative!


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