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Friday, July 28, 2017

Crazy birds birthday card...

I made this card with the idea that I would give it to someone under the age of 13. I thought they might still actually like the "joke" if they were 7, 8, 9, 10, or maybe even 11.

I pulled out my Tim Holtz Crazy Birds stamp and die set and used two of them that were facing opposite directions.

I stamped them with black Versafine ink and then colored them with my colored pencils. I used some mineral spirits and a blending stump to blend my colors together. This was the first time I tried that technique, and I thought it worked out pretty well. I just have some cheapo colored pencils that are older than dirt, so I was surprised that it worked at all!

I used some stitched dies (My Creative Time oval and unbranded rectangle) for my speech bubbles. I was going to use my Cameo to cut out actual speech bubbles with the little pointy thing, but I was in a hurry to finish the card, so I just used these simple dies.

I used my computer to print the punch line on the inside, and I also stamped one of the birds for extra measure.

"Why do you have those festive Washi tape borders at the top and bottom of your sentiment panel?" you ask.

"Must you kick me when I'm down?" I query in return. "I cut my panel too short," I admit. "Any other smart-alecky questions?"

Map of Door County, Wisconsin

We are now in Fish Creek, Door County, Wisconsin, finishing out the last few days of our trip. Door County is a narrow peninsula that juts out into Lake Michigan (one of the Great Lakes, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the area).  I drove the last 150 miles to our campsite while my DH snoozed beside me. It is beautiful countryside here--rugged and heavily treed with artsy little towns that dot the shoreline. I was delighted to see a cherry orchard along the way that was advertising "Pick Your Own." I could see that the trees were laden with bright, red cherries. We'll be heading into a few of those artsy towns tomorrow and also picking some cherries to eat. I'd like to take some home with us. I'm not sure, though, if they'll last that long. We're big cherry lovers!!

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


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Glad to hear you are having a wonderful trip Cheryl! It sounds fabulous - especially the 'pick your own cherries', I'm a huge fan of cherries myself! The 'artsy' towns sounds idyllic too. I hope we get to see a few pictures on your return! Your cute card is great, fantastic colouring (it just shows what you can do with cheap and cheerful supplies eh?). I now know what level my humour is at now . . . 'young child' . . . because, I found your card funny, it gave me a right giggle! I hope your trip continues to be fabulous and you create some wonderful memories! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
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designbydonna said...

It had be chuckling. So I guess humor spans all generations. I've always loved those cute and funny birds when anyone uses them. Great coloring on the birds. Sound like a great trip. Door country is on my list of places to see.

Lynne in NI said...

Hahaha that's a cracker Cheryl, reckon it would give any age a giggle!
I Googled Fisk Creek, what a gorgeous spot!

Glittered Paws said...

Cute card with the birds - love Tim Holtz designs. We went to Door County several years ago and loved it - went to a Fish Boil in of the the "Harbors" and it was delicious.