Record Birthday

Following is a birthday card for my brother, who is turning 61. This is not a record birthday, but I chose records and music for his card. This is using colors and stamps for the current Paper Smooches challenge.

https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/02/february-challenge-2-color-story.html
https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/02/february-challenge-2-color-story.html

The main stamp set used is Be Boppin from Paper Smooches. The words “happy birthday” are from SU Paper Pumpkin, and the snare drum is a Paper Trey Ink stamp. The record from the front is a MFT die. All paper is SU. The inks are various colors from GKD, Memento, and Lawn Fawn.

I chose the snare drum as my brother played a drum in high school and continues to play to this day. He listened to a lot of records, so the records fit. He used to sing so I added the notes. Being an artist, paint and drawing, the various colors work well. I always love finding an idea that fits the personality of the recipient.

This card will also be entered in the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog: http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/02/birthday-boys.html

Merry Mice

I am playing along with the Christmas in July challenge at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog: http://modsquadchallenge.com/christmas-in-july-christmas-theme/

Merry Mice

I got inspiration from Mary Fish at StampinPretty.com. I used her card idea to create this card, along with the coloring of the mouse. Stamps used are Merry Mice, retired from Stampin’Up, Music Background, retired from Gina K Designs. The white cardstock is Gina Designs heavy base weight and layering weight, the red is Cherry Cobler from Stampin’Up. It is a perfect match for GKD Cherry Red, which is what I used to stamp the greeting. All coloring is Copic markers.

I really like this layout. I searched Google for ideas for this stamp set. It is one I received from Mom’s estate and this is the first time inking it. Looks to be a fun one.