Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Birthday to live in a zoo....

So today is my Hubby's 30th Birthday!! It's crazy that we're turning 30 this year, since we met when we were 12. Most times I still see an 8th grader when I look at cracks me up. Happy Birthday, Sweetheart! I love you!!

Of course, I used Verve's new Father Figure set to make him a card, and what a happy coincidence that it's time for Jen's Sketch for You to Try! I know, I flaked out on ya last week, but you understand, right?

In true fashion, I made some *ahem* adjustments to suit the look I was going for. I mean, seriously! You weren't expecting me to stick to the sketch, were you? *grin*

Yeah, ok, so I totally took creative liberties with the sketch. But in my defense, didn't it turn out great?? I love the impact that Kraft cardstock has with black and white. I don't know if you can see it very well, but I did some zig-zag paper piercing on the left side of the black panel.

If you happen to want to take your own creative liberties with Jen's sketch, make sure you use the keyword "SFYTT" when you upload to SCS. And be sure to check out Amy, Carole, & Susan's take on the sketch, as well as Jen's blog for hers and Toni's cards.

Stamps: Father Figure (Verve Visual)
Paper: Kraft, GP White, Basic Black
Ink: Really Rust, Craft White, Versamark
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Hodgepodge Hardware, Gingham Ribbon, White embossing powder, Corner Rounder


Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so super cute!! Love the black and white with kraft!! Very cool!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Very masculine, and happy birthday to Mr. Steubner! : ) Now, as to the relationship this has to the sketch... well, that's the stretchiest of stretches, but I'll buy it if that's what you're sellin'! LOL

jen del muro said... how Carole said "stretchiest of stretches." What are we going to do with you!!??

Lynn said...

Your writing is too funny, I love it!
Happy Birthday to your hubby, his card is fabulous!

Donna said...

what a great card! never tried black & white with kraft (going to have to) HB to your DH!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Just fantabulous! I love how the white embossed lettering just pops. Happy belated birthday to Josh! Stretchiest of stretches - totally hilarious! ;)

Joan B said...

Yes, it did turn out great! Love it.

Latisha said...

How did you get the white to show up so brightly? I have a hard time with white it seems to fade most times.
Happy Bday to your husband...great card

Christi said...

I didn't know me and Josh had the same birthday! How cool is that! We're exactly three years apart to the day! :) Tell him I said happy belated birthday and I LOVE his card! :)

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