Saturday, April 26, 2014

Birthday Wishes...

I have a very short post for you today!

 I was asked to make a birthday card for my friends son, who is a grown man, married with no children but three beloved pets! She had really enjoyed a card I had made previously and given to her hubby on his birthday. So I got busy and started the card.

 I was missing the Edwin With Lizard image and put out a call to Magnolia-licious DT for some help. Our wonderful leader, Suzanne Dean, came to my rescue. But the Edwin didn't look the same as Cool Edwin whom I had used for the front of the card. I got really ingenious as you will see in the photos below...

Here is the front of my card using #103 Cool Edwin.  He is only available in the Mini size now.  I also used
#501 Shabby Chic Fence (no longer available).  I cut both images and mounted them atop Magnolia paper from a long ago collection.  So everything on the front of the card is dimensional.  The Sentiment is from SU.

On the inside of the card I added a digital sentiment and used a Martha Stewart Punch around the page punch to add a little detail.
This part of the card was quite a challenge.  I wanted to use Cool Edwin  again, to continue the theme, but of course he had no Lizard.  So I masked Edwin, #402 Rufus the Dog (no longer available) and #430 Tilda's Cat.

Here is a closer look at the images.  You can see the Lizard around Cool Edwin's neck?  I cut the Lizard off the one image and just adhered him to Edwin.  Pretty cool, huh?

Needless to say, my friend was thrilled that I put that much work into it and got the three animals colored to a perfect match.  I hope HE will be pleased with his birthday card.

That's it for me today...I'll be back on Monday with a Dr. Monday project for you.



  1. Great use of masking , your images are perfect, I'm sure he will be impressed
    Hugs Julie P

  2. I love your masking to create the scene.The whole card is very well put together,

  3. So cute Barb! Such a great masculine card! :) Nancee

  4. This is a great guy card! Love it!

  5. Very cute and clever card! See just how creative we stampers can be in a pinch!?!
    Hugs, Kathy

  6. Very cute and clever card! See just how creative we stampers can be in a pinch!?!
    Hugs, Kathy

  7. Fantastic masculine card! Your coloring is gorgeous and I love that MS punch that you used. I've never seen that one before.
    Hugs, Cathy

  8. Adorable! Edwin looks so handsome.


  9. Fabulous card! Love how you got the lizard around Edwin's neck.


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