Thursday, June 24, 2010

Happy to Me!

My son turns 26 and two cards!

"Happy to me!" was my son's greeting the morning of his birthday for many years. Of course, now he is past the quarter century mark and much more grown up. Memories of that phrase and the wonderful happy smile that accompanied it still bring a smile to my face though. 

I made two special cards for my boy this year.

The first is the one from Clarence, my brother in law. Of course, it is coloured with Copic Markers! It has become my new addiction and there is a stack of coloured panels in my desk drawer just waiting to become cards

The stamp is from High Hopes. I just love this little boy, called Sunday's Best - he looks so impish! The paper is Basic Grey as are the lines of paper ribbon in the corners. It was the first time I had used paper ribbon and I really liked the ease of use.

The sentiment is from the A Muse clear stamp set "Mainly Men." 

That is the set I used from my card for Joshua. I also used Basic Grey DP as well as the paper ribbon on for this card. I used the paper piecing technique for tie and the coffee cup to match with the background and give a bit of continuity to the card. The briefcase, laptop and shirt and tie are all on pop dots as is the "Son" in the centre which is actually on double layered pop dots to raise it a little higher. It is difficult to see though in the picture!

Hope you like the cards!

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