Birthday Boy ~ Retro Sketches #17

You can never have too many birthday cards in your stockpile.  I made this card yesterday so that I would have a card on hand for the next birthday party my sons would be invited too.  2 hours later my son was invited to a birthday party.  :)  
Retro Sketchs #17
Each week I enjoy making a card using Retro Sketches, but I often don't make it in top to link it up.  This week, I did!  :) 
The main image is stamped using Black Staz-On onto watercolor paper.  Then I used an aquapainter and markers to "paint" the elephant. 

Instead of punching out a circle, I used a button.  Since my son will be handing it to his friend at the party, I figured the bulkiness wouldn't matter.

**** UPDATE: I have a video in THIS POST of what I did on the inside.  FUN fun!!! ***
Creative Blessings,
Heather North

Stamps: You're Amazing
Paper: World Spectacular DSP, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
Misc.: Corner Rounder, Cherry Cobbler Button, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine

You're Amazing Clear-Mount Stamp Set
You're Amazing

World Spectacular Designer Series Paper
World Spectacular DSP

Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine - by Stampin' Up!
Baker's Twine

Designer Buttons - Regals Collection - by Stampin' Up!
Designer Buttons, Regals


lotte chew said...

wow the image is so beautiful :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Great papers and I love the elephant.