Friday, March 2, 2012

Son's birthday card

My son shares a birthday with Dr. Seuss.  Happy birthday!  I have a hard time making cards for mens birthdays.  He is 24, so I guess he is technically a man, although he will always be my baby boy.  Anyway, I made him a card using the leprechaun from Simply charmed.  I made it with brown hair, a white shirt and blue pants. I cut the hat outline off the top of the head.  I used brown flock on the hair and beard.  I also put a UofW insignia on it (he just graduated this December.  I added a stein of beer.  I don't have a beer stein, so I took the Gypsy Wanderings coffee mug and got rid of the lines on it, then I streched it out.  I made a little cloud for the froth and put stickles on it.  I think it turned out cute!
I used PK everyday characters for the face and added some bakers twine to the card.  I used the MS punch for the butterflies and the scallop along the bottom.  The sentiment is Pink by Design

I'm entering this in  Whimsical Designs-Whimsical Wednesday Challenge-Getting Sketchy


  1. Such a cute boy (or man!) card! Love how you repurposed the leprechaun, awesome! Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Designs this week!
    Heather P

  2. Ha! What a great guy card! Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays,

  3. What an amazing take on the Whimsical Designs "Getting Sketchy" Challenge - awesome can't wait to see your next challenge entry.

    DT Monica Whimsical Designs

  4. Great card for your special guy!!!!
    Super idea to stretch out the coffe mug and make a beer stein!
    Thanks for joining Whimsical Wednesday this week.

  5. What a great card! I love your take on Nanne's sketch. I'm sure your son will love it - it's great how you used the leprechaun as something else... Thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesdays :) Hope to see you again soon.


  6. What a Great card, I'm sure your Son is going to Love it! Love the Beer Stein, what a great idea! So glad you shared with us over at Whimsical Wednesdays!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa