I saw this crazy San Fransico stamp at our stamp store garage sale. Can you believe they only wanted fifty cents for it...lol!! For that price...I will take it home and try to decide what it really is. I have decided it is a beepole. A cross between a bee and a people!! Or, perhaps that is what the queen bee looks like when the honey pot is disturbed!!
Using Distress Oxides, the background was made. After I applied water, the colors were dull so I used Distress Inks over the original layer of color. A little texture paste, embossed wings and grunge stamping brings the beepole to life! Originally I was going to stamp "caught a bug" but then I found this other sentiment stamp that made me laugh and wanted to be used!
I have my sister's birthday number and believe me, it is higher than thirty. The number thirty is a chip!!
I had a lot of fun making this card for Brenda and the sentiment is made just for her...and my two other sisters...they needed a birthday card like this too! Got their numbers and they are higher than 30 too!
Don't feel to bad for my sisters...what goes around comes around!!
Don't you just love surprise birthday parties? I agree, not really!!
This crazy bird is bringing surprise birthday wishes as the happy is on the outside and the bird-day is on the inside. The bird is hidden amongst the flowers as part of it's camoflauge. The flower is stamped on the card base to create the background.
Playing with the Color Bursts and lots of water, this background was created. I have such a problem covering up the backgrounds so first I stenciled to add some details. Then I stamped so flourishes at the bottom. Still just wanting tolet the background shine, I stamped the flowers. A sentiment was added and I am loving this simple but beautiful card!!