Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hey You! Happy Birthday! Card

The amazing crafty ladies online have led me to yet another awesome challenge site! This one is Retro Sketches. Love the stuff there! I'm finding that there is an endless amount of sources for inspiration (or fuel for a papercrafting addict's fire), and I'm loving it.

The sketch for this week's challenge is great and I decided to give it a shot. Here's the sketch:

And here's my take on it:

I wrestled with the sentiment for a while...the "Hey You" had a very strong Ransom Note-y vibe, but I was going for something fun and maybe a little different because these papers feel so bright and exciting to me, (and none of my stamps were feeling right). I was really feeling like it needed an exclamation point, but the alpha stickers I was using didn't have one.  Finally it dawned on me that with a little trimming I could flip the "i" upside down and use that... far less threatening, lol!

 I made the bow out of the striped paper and a little brad.  Cuter than any ribbon in my stash!

Finally, to make my intentions clear (no ransom notes or accusations here, no sir!) I decided to put a Happy Birthday inside the card with this cute little owl.  

Thanks for looking!

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