Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Slothy Birthday

Hi and welcome!  I'm here with the latest challenge from Freshly Made Sketches and this week it's my turn to be challenge hostess.  I came up with what I think is an easy sketch - just right for this time of year when everything seems to be rushed and panicked!

My oldest is turning 21 on Monday (how did that happen!?!) He had a thing for sloths a few years ago, so when I saw this Art Impressions stamp set I just had to buy it to use for his birthday card.

Onto a white top-folding card base, I applied some gray embossing paste over the Tap Dance stencil from SSS.  While that was drying, I die-cut a rectangle frame die from Cement Gray cardstock.

I used the image of the sloth hanging upside down from the tree branch as my "star" in the sketch.  I colored the image and cut it out with my Scan n Cut.  Quite serendipitously, the image had a single balloon but my Scan n Cut didn't register the thin string line and cut it off.  I was going to glue it back together, but then had the idea to create my own balloons from dies.  This way, I get the balloon on the card and it also means I didn't have to find somewhere to stamp a sentiment.

I adhered everything onto the card base, popping up the sloth with foam tape.

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you'll check out the rest of the DT's cards and also join in our DT call.  This is the last week, so have a go!

I'm playing along with a few challenges as well.  Lately, I haven't had the time to do any more than meet my DT commitments, so I'm killing several birds with one stone, so to speak.

Addicted to Stamps and More - Make Your Mark challenge
The Male Room - Celebrate challenge
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes

Southern Girls Challenge

Products used:

Stamps:  Slothsome Set (Art Impressions)
Ink:  Amalgam, Hickory Smoke Distress Ink
Cardstock:  White, Black, Tropical Teal, Cement Gray (MFT), X-Press It
Dies:  Pierced Rectangle Frames, Balloon Numbers (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Tap Dance Stencil (MFT), Embossing Paste, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Southern Girls.


Aileen said...

Fabulous card Karren, just love the sloth, coloured to perfection and the embossing paste, brilliant background.

Hannelie said...

Love this Karren!

Dawn T said...

How cute Karren. Such a fun card

Kathyk said...

Super and fun card with great colouring ... I have this set too - so much fun in one set!


Linda Callahan said...

This is such a fun card! Beautifully colored and so cute with that sloth in a birthday hat! And yep they are all grown up before you know it!

Cindy H. said...

What a great card! Sure, "21" says it all - great idea!

I Card Everyone said...

You're killing two birds with one SLOTH, Karren!!! Gorgeous coloring on that guy, btw! Just fantastic!

Bobby said...

Absolutely wonderful coloring on your little sloth, Karren, and the background adds great interest and texture to your card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Susanne Vargas said...

So much fun, Karren!

Flair Girl said...

Haha! This is so cute and fun! Who doesn’t love a sloth?! Can’t wait to create with this sketch!

Nora Noll said...

This is ADORABLE!!! I LOVE the little sloth and the addition of the balloons. GREAT take on the sketch!!

Andreja L. said...

What a beautiful "celebration" card you made :-))
Thank you for join us at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing you the next time, too.

Barb Ghig said...

Your sloth is so cute, Karren! Your Copic coloring is fabulous and I love your stenciled background! Love the balloons, too...such a fun card, and I'm sure your son is going to love it, too!

Amy O said...

This sweet sloth makes me smile. I have a 17 year-old who has always been captivated by sloths, and I know she would love this card too. This was a great, versatile sketch, Karren!

Kim S said...

He is so totally cute! I love him on that funky stencil!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I think sloths are adorable - in "a face only a mother could love" kind of way! I love how this one is hanging upside down with his celebratory balloons! Fun card, and I'm sure your son loved it!

Lady Joyful said...

Such a fantastic card! I love that sloth. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT (PS, Sorry it's taken so long for me to comment - life has been hectic these past months!)