Thursday, June 25, 2015

Keeping It Real

Using Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #118-49 (turned Sketch Upside-Down) I made a Birthday Card for my Son-In-Law who loves the Arizona sunshine.  They moved from Buffalo NY to get away from the snow.  He's a fan of Popeye so I did a card with him relaxing against a cactus (ouch) in the triple digit heat...and would you believe even in this heat, my son-in-law daily heads for the hot-tub.    

For Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #118-49, I chose to do the Sketch upside down so that I could put the sun in the upper r-h corner.

The OutLawz - Thursday "Anything Goes" with No Twist - June 25, 2015

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Summertime for random drawing

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - June 22, 2015 3rd Entry for random drawing
Cricut Design Space:  Cuts are Sun and Cactus

Please visit Sweet Sketch Wednesday, The Outlawz, Aud Sentiments and Fantabulous Cricut Challenges for Design Teams inspiration of these challenges.

The inside has been decorated and has a money card attached.

All CTMH Products, unless otherwise noted:  
Design Paper and Cardstock:  "Jackson"
     to include the Zip Strips from Design Paper
Complements:  "Jackson" on inside of card
Inks:  Black and Chocolate for Sentiment and Distressing 
Pens: ShinHan Alcohol Base Pens 
Image:  Free Coloring Book Image  
Cricut:  Cartridge "Southwest" for the Cactus 
             Cartridge "Fancy Frames" for the Sun 
Stamp Sets:  B1467 "You Mean the World to Me Occasions" 
Misc:    3D Thin Foam Tape 
             Liquid Glass on the Sun 
             Wink of Stella Clear



As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

The wonderful Popeye fabulous card design.Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Melanie R said...

Really, really, cute! I'm sure that your son-in-law, Pat, will enjoy it.

~ginny said...

How cute is that! Love the cactus and the sun cuts. It is so well conceived for your son-in-law... with Popeye and the summer sun! Delighted you are sharing your fun project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#134 – Summertime Sentiment]
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Annie said...

Super cool card - not seen Popye on a card before - really fun. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments and good luck in the draw. Annie xxx

Linda Anderson said...

Fabulous card!!! I don't blame your SIL for moving away from Buffalo!!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


Kathie said...

What a great card I love this image of Popeye. Love your wonderful images and added embellishments. Great card, thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2-DT

Heide said...

What a fun Birthday card for your SIL. Love the image cut out and the cactus behind it. Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Joanna M. said...

This card made me giggle. I love your fabulous die-cuts and that silly Popeye lounging against the cactus. I've got a few crazy Arizonians in my family (who golf when it is triple digits) so I got a few ideas from your card. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!
~Jo, SSW2-DT

Pia S said...

A great personal card as you've picked image and scene according to your son in law's preferences. The cactus is a fun detail! Great card.