I'm honored to be guest designing for Hambo Stamps today. When the sweet and talented Libby Hickson emailed asking if I'd be interested, I couldn't type YES fast enough! I mean, have you seen the Hambo Stamps images and sentiments? Clever, funny, irreverant, or just plain silly, they make stamping fun. Consider them a customized insurance policy against taking life too seriously! Check 'em out at their store, Hambo Stamps, or their blog, Talk to the Ham. Thank you, Libby and Monica, for the opportunity!
I picked out the adorable Floating Pig digi image and paired it with a fun sentiment, Over the Hill, to create a birthday card.
The image, a digi, is illustrated with a single balloon. It was easy to add a few more -- after all, forty birthday's worth of balloons would make any pig float. I colored the pig with Copics. The balloons are printed onto patterned paper and trimmed out. The sentiment is split between the card front and the finished inside, which looks like this:
The tree is die-cut with MFT's Sheltering Tree Die-namics, the grass and clouds (on the front, too) are done with The Cat's Pajamas Cut-Ups dies. I drew the little tombstone, and yes, I'll be sticking with stamping and leaving the illustrating to the pros! The "happy birthday" is from my stash of rub-ons. The flowers ... part of the Floating Pig image:
If you're a Splitcoast Fan Club member and are playing along with Dare to Get Dirty 2011, you'll see this card over there as my sample for a challenge I'm hosting today. The last of the challenges posted today -- Fan Club members have until Monday to complete challenges for a chance to win prizes. DTGD details are HERE. All challenges and chatter threads are posted HERE. Hope to see you on SCS!
Thanks for popping in today!