Thursday, June 12, 2014

Birthday Boy


Here's a birthday card for a young man using a Dustin Pike digital image that was colored with Copics. The background papers are from Echo Park, and the balloons were done with a MS punch, and tied on with red crochet thread. I poked holes around his fist and pulled the threads behind to make it look like he's actually holding those balloon strings. I added 2 fun clips to the top and side of the main image that say "Party" and "Play." The sentiment is from CASual Fridays stamps.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown #199 - Special man (any age)
Cardz 4 Guyz #22 - A child's birthday card (must be masculine)

Thanks for checking in, and as always - I wish you a wonderful day!

Carol

15 comments:

Linda said...

Fun card! Esp love the balloons!

Donna Hanley said...

Fantastic card, Carol. Genius idea to poke those holes. It does look just like he is holding the balloons. Have a great day.

jimlynn said...

So fun and cute. Love those little balloons and what a great idea about punching the holes in his fist and the crochet thread! Love the mix of patterned paper too. VERY cute!
Lynn

Diane Jaquay said...

Super cute and FUN card, Carol! I have to show this one to my daughter, she recently bought a skateboard at a yard sale and is enjoying it so much!

MaryH said...

Oh cute! Love the way you added the balloons to his fist, and the dimension on the balloons too. A really fun & bright card for a youngster and as always, great coloring. Sorry to have been MIA for a bit, but off to enjoy some of your other work. TFS & Hugs

Cazro said...

Brilliant, this is so cool, my grandsons would love this. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Cazro said...

Brilliant, this is so cool, my grandsons would love this. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

JoAnn Ross said...

Oh, that is so much fun, I don't know where to start. Brilliant idea to punch the string holes. It's always hard to find cards boys would actually like, but this is definitely a winner and the paper is perfect. I SWORE I wasn't going to buy anymore stamps, but hey, a digital image isn't cheating. Is it? Because I really, really want that one. :)

Janice said...

My neighbor uses the term "rad" and it fits this perfectly. Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guys and hope to see you again!

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! You nailed these two challenges with this Happy Card. Great design and colors.

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi Carol and what a super cute card hun love him - great job hugs Judith x

Brenda said...

Awww, this is a cute card!!! I love that image and how you did the balloons-and I love the "puffiness" you added to the balloons Carol. The papers are fabulous, really love them. You rock Carol! Hugs, Brenda

Davi said...

Great card with the cutie image, and really like the way you brought the balloon strings thru his hand!! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week :)

Kimbo said...

This is a great child's card. Love the balloons and bright colours.

Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week and hope to see you again x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

A fun card! I have some of those clips and had planned to use them on the C is for Crap challenge but never got around to it... mostly because I'm lazy but also because I wasn't sure where I stashed them.