20151023_085724As many of your know, my brother is dealing with kidney failure and just a few months ago, we worried that he would not make it to his 52nd birthday. As we pass his birthday this week, we feel so blessed that he has made it this far and we have hope that he is going to get more good news soon (please keep us in your prayers).

I am late making this card for him, but I wanted to use the adorable “Flying High” stamp set from Tiddly Inks and the Pretty Pink Posh Peek-a-boo die to make this quick birthday card for him. Amazingly the stamp set includes sweet puppies (my brother is a real dog lover), the sentiment “Happy Birthday,” as well as the sentiment “Hang in there….” It’s like the stamp set was made for him.

20151023_085759The Copic coloring of the image was super simple, the biggest “tricky” part being the translucent look I wanted for the balloons. The puppy is colored with W1 and 3.  The balloons are colored with B000 and 00; G000 and 00; and RV000 and 00.  Then because I didn’t want to try to Xacto cut between the balloon strings I used the B000 to color the “air” and hoped they would blend with the background card base color.

The papers I used are all from the My Mind’s Eye Moments collection, except the card base, which was from a Michaels special hot buy set called “Dip Dyed.”  I also used some navy and white baker’s twine wrapped around the top layer of the card (which was popped up on double sided foam adhesive for a little extra dimension. It is a simple card, but I really love the dimension and fun of the puppy floating through the bursting peek-a-boo opening. I hope my brother will enjoy it too. 🙂

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday STAMPtember Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Wrap It Up Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Make A Card Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge
Seize the Birthday Anything Goes Challenge

 

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