Sunday, 16 October 2011

Buzzard Card

I made this card for my Father-in-Law, who is celebrating a birthday this month. He is going to shake his head when he see's it but I know he will secretly enjoy it.  :-)


I used the Cricut cartridge "Life's A Party" for the buzzard/ card/ panels and Home Accents for the branch. I cut an extra black base so I could add lots of foam tape since I was hand delivering the card. Edges were inked as well. I didn't deviate too much for the colours in the handbook as they were pretty cute!


The background clouds were sponged on with a dye ink pad and a hand cut template and black glitter glue was added on the one eyeball that is showing. This fellow just cracks me up.
Here is a peek at the inside:


I cut a 2nd white panel (which had to be flipped with the Gypsy if I remember correctly, so the ridges would line up) to add inside, and yes -- that is the Tim Holtz tree die. Sigh. I passed it up numerous times last year, and this year it jumped into my cart all by itself. Hey - if a die wants to come to live at my house that badly, who am I to argue?  ;-) 

I am entering this 5x7" card into the 'Vulture' challenge (Vulture / Buzzard ... close enough) at the Bitten By The Bug 2 challenge. Yeah! I haven't had a chance to participate over there in a long time.

Thanks for stopping by today!

10 comments:

  1. Hi Karen,love your vulture and the card shape you chose.Bet your FIL will love it!
    Jayne x

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  2. Great guy card. I think your FIL will get a kick out of it. Thanks for playing along at BBTB2.

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  3. WOW! You made that background? I LOVE it!!! This is so much fun! Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2!

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  4. Oh so CUTE! Fabulous background and dimension. Love the finished inside too. He's gonna get a major chuckle out of this one. So glad you had a chance to join us at BBTB2 this week. xxD

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  5. Great card, nice shape! Your vulture came out really nice!

    Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2! DT Member Carri

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  6. Wow, wonderful job on this vulture challenge. Your bird is fabulous - the eyes are amazing! Love the shape of your card also. Thanks for playing along with us this week at BBTB2!
    xx Susan

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  7. I think your Father-in-Law will LOVE it! Thanks for joining us in the vulture challenge at BBTB2!

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  8. He's sure got a knowing expression!!
    Love the shaped card base too :)
    Jenny x

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  9. Love it and he will too! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2!

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Have a great day,
Karen