My brother’s birthday was last Wednesday, but I was a little slow in making him a birthday card. It worked out okay since he and my SIL Julia went to San Francisco on Thursday and they won’t be back until later today. His card and gift will be waiting for him when he gets back. I’ll have to get some pictures of him using his gift. I think that will be hilarious.
I was doing some browsing in my google reader of all the challenge blogs I like to see if there was a good challenge or two for a card for Jason. I found two. First off, I used Phindy’s Friday Challenge #22 to to go green. I used both the color green and reused some ribbon binding a pack of washcloths I bought a while back. Second, I used Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge #32. The sketch was perfect for the Phindy’s Place image I had picked out. The image isn’t definitively a birthday image, but my brother likes to cook and he’s been posting pictures of food he’s eating in SF on their blog, so I thought it suited him. I can’t put my finger on it, but I feel like something is missing or not quite right. Maybe if I had some silver cardstock for the punched sentiment, that would rid the feeling. Hopefully, Jason likes the card and doesn’t find the bow too girly.
Stamps: Phindy’s Place Soup for 500; Stampin’ Up Party Punch (sentiment)
Cardstock: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point; Basic Gray
Ink: Dell printer; Stazon Jet Black (sentiment)
Embellishments: recycled ribbon; Inkessentials Glossy Accents (on soup)
Tools: Stampin’ Up Designer Label punch; atYou Spica clear (on sentiment); Prismacolor colored pencils