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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A couple of aliens say happy birthday...

One of my daughters asked me recently if I would make her some kid-focused birthday cards for my grandkids to give to their friends when they are invited to birthday parties. Well, I LOVE it whenever she asks me because I have so much fun making those kinds of cards.

I finished making most of them today, but haven't mailed them off yet. I've got to finish up taking some photos of the last few cards so I can share them here on the blog. I do have pictures of the first few, however, so I'll share one of them with you today.

I found this image on the internet a very long time ago. It made me laugh when I first saw it and still makes me laugh now. Don't you think these two look like their names should be "Garth and Wayne" (from SNL's Wayne's World)?

I have colored them with ProMarkers and added the balloon, which was cut out of some red cardstock with a Cuttlebug die. I simply drew the string on and made it look like it was tied to his thumb. I also added a little white glare mark to the balloon with a white gel pen. I applied some Diamond Glaze to their eyes and used some Reflection alphabet stickers for "Hey, Dude!"

If you look closely you'll see a sort of sky/cloud background behind these two funny guys. I added that with the use of some chalk and a torn piece of paper to help shape the clouds. When I was satisfied with the result, I applied a finishing spray so it would not rub off.

For the inside, I added some more "clouds" with the blue chalk and stamped "Happy Birthday."

I hope you enjoyed this fun birthday card. I had a blast making it.

I hope the balloon counts as a round embellishment, as I am entering this card into the following challenge:
I ♥ Promarkers Challenge #165: A square card with something round on it.

Thanks for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Brilliant card. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny

WeirdCat said...

Cute card, love the aliens, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
Ruth x