Sunday, October 25, 2009

Black, White & a little Technicolor sneek peek

So I have a million cards that I need to make and send. Since I had a party to go to last night I though I would start with the birthday cards first. This is for a family friend who was turning 60 and it was a suprise party. I could seem to get the card done all week so this ended up as a last minute card. I did manage to finish it and added some shiny stuff and left it to dry while I went and got dressed.

I used paper from Game On and the stamp set is from last months freebie promotion. Everyday Expressions. I wanted to use the stamp set from the Jingle work shop on the go kit but I am still putting stuff away and well I can't find it anywhere. I know it is here...ugh.

I tried to get a close up of the stickles but I couldn't get it t focus however you can see the brads they just add a little more depth to the card.

I wanted to do a few more fancy things but I wanted to make my dad's card a little more special than this one so I did all the stuff I wanted to do to this card to his.

On his card I did the balloons. I had done the cake but I could not get the chip board to work. I have three of the balloons popped up and I also made them sparkly as well.

The chip board is just some that I had lying around and it was naked so I colored it black. Fot the balloon ties I just did a little free hand loop de loops.

I wanted to keep it pretty simple but I do like the way it turned out. Now I just have to go and buy the gift. I am getting my dad a crock pot! LOL I know it is a weird gift for a 60 year old man but he has been talking about wanting one and he lives by himself  and craves the home cooked meal.

Now for a little color...in a few short days I am going to be participating in a blog hop. These hops are so so much fun! it is such a great way to get ideas for the latest and greatest stamp of the month.  Here is ajust a tiny little peice of my project. I hope you will come back to see it on November 1st!