Sunday, April 5, 2015

Watt’s Up Birthday Card

After a very busy Easter weekend I did get to spend a little time crafting this afternoon.  I have a friend who enjoys punny messages, so this card is perfect for his birthday which is coming up this next week.  Finished in time to get it in the mail tomorrow!

This set by Your Next Stamp is Perfect Chemistry is a fun set to use because I am a Chemistry teacher.  The image is stamped on white card stock with Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and then was colored with Chameleon pens.  Bubblegum (PK3), Cool Grey (CG8), Seville Orange (OR4), and Summer Sun (YL02).  I also like the YNS line because there are matching dies for these fun images that make it quick to die cut a colored character.  

The speech bubble is from Hero Arts Stamp & Cuts “Yes”.  It is die cut from white card stock, and before removing the shape I used a fine tip Zig black marker to run a thin line around the edge.  The YNS sentiment was masked to be able to stamp the “Watt’s” and “up?” in two lines rather than the way the image is designed in one line.  This allowed the sentiment to fit in the bubble. 

The light yellow card stock and yellow patterned paper are from my scrap paper stash and were trimmed to 4” x 5 ¼” and 3 ¾” x 5”.  The orange card stock banner was adhered across the patterned paper along with the Recollection’s Washi tape.  The A circle was die cut from the center of all the layers using Spellbinders Standard Circles Large.   This layer was adhered with dimensional foam adhesive.  The Light Bulb and sentiment were then adhered.

The YNS sentiment is stamped in the interior of the card with Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black to finish off the perfect birthday card for my friend.

This card was inspired by and entered into the following challenges

Mine is November andthe primary color of the card is yellow like the Topaz.
   Amusing Challenges Birthdays

Pleased to announce that this card was selected as a top three pick here!
Sketch Saturday #355


  1. Great fun card Thanks for playing Crafting by Designs Challenge good luck Love and hugs Carole x DT

  2. Love it! Sure to brighten someone's day, Neva! Thanks for celebrating our birthday with us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Oh this is so sweet, what a great card, that bulb is adorable. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazel (Didos)

  4. Great fun card, love the die cut. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week. Gail DT

  5. fab card, really fun and bright. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles Wendy (DT).xx

  6. Fabulous card.

    Thanks for sharing at MAWTT.


  7. Adorable, puny card, Neva! Love how you used the sketch with this cute image. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday this week! Cathy xx

  8. Loving your puns on this brightly coloured card. Super colouring of the light bulb too. It's lovely of you to join in the fun with the Saturdays at Sketch Saturday this week. Hugs, Lesley

  9. A beautiful project, Neva. Thanks for playing along with Polkadoodles Use A Die challenge.
    hugs, Asha

  10. Hilarious! I know a few guys who would appreciate a card like this! Love the bright background and absolutely love the sentiments - too funny! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday, Niki xx

  11. Bold, bright CAS styled card and fits perfectly with out dies themed challenge over at Polka Doodles Challenges. Lou x


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