Monday 26 March 2012

'Prickles' Birthday Card

Yay - I finally got to play with one of my new stamps ... meet 'Prickles'.  I just could not resist him when I was at the 'Stamps By Judith' booth at the Mesa Rubber Stamp Show.  Almost every stamp I bought can be classified as CUTE.  (Sorry Tim Holtz style lovers).

This card (loosely) qualifies for 'The Great Outdoors" challenge at the Cards For Men Challenge Blog. 'Cause Prickles is sitting outside holding his balloons.  ;-)

This is one of those cards that I think looked better in my head, but I'm happy enough with it. There is certainly a learning curve to colouring line images that I have to re-learn.  I used pencils and mineral spirits to colour Prickles for my first attempt.

I punched the balloons out of coordinating patterned paper (Prima), and tied narrow twine around the bottom of each of them. I poked holes around Prickles' paws so the twine could go underneath them. 

A little glitter glue in spots, some Crystal Effects on his nose - and I have another masculine birthday card for my stash.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. I wish that this would be mine:-)- fantastic card!
    Hello from Elma

  2. I LOVE Prickles!! He is gorgeous as is your colouring of him.Neat idea to poke the twine in his hand.
    Jayne x

  3. Fabulous card,I love Prickles so sweet and your colouring and design are both gorgeous...Thank you so much for your lovely comment and visit....Also while I'm here thanks for sharing with us at Cards for Men,hope to see you for the next challenge...
    Mandy x

  4. Gorgeous card love your image and your papers. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx


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