Saturday, February 19, 2022

Happy Birthday Ya ol' Geezer!

Another day of Celebration here at the Lake!  

As we celebrate my husband's birthday today ~ or really just continue through the entire month of February!

(But officially today!)

For his special card I pondered over quite a few images but landed on Art Impressions #4161 ~ Catching Z's with the sentiments from #5278 ~ Dance It Out.

Here's what I came up with ...

After I stamped the image and colored him with my Copic markers, it just wasn't enough without something else around him.  Again, I'm NOT an artist!  So I carefully sketched in the pier under him and I'm sure any artist would tell me how wrong the angle is, but at least it's holding him up out of the water for the moment!  Then it was easy to color in the water and the sunset.  

I thought both of the sentiments fit the card well.  My sweetie is a kid at heart and we share so many laughs about when we grow up.  But I wanted the birthday greeting to be included on the front of the card also.  I think it's always the designers choice to finish a card without a sentiment or to have multiple. There are no rules in concrete on these choices! 

I then selected the brown mat to separate the multi colors in the image and background matting. This solid allows both to compliment each of the sets of coordinating colors without clashing.  The 6" square Kraft card base allowed me to spread out the design, especially since I was adding the additional sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards. 

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

A Perfect Time to Craft ~ February 

Classic Design Challenge ~ February 

Crafter's Cafe ~ Challenge 282 ~ Make Your Own Background  

Creatalicious Challenge 229 ~ Create Your Background  

Art Impressions ~ Challenge 321 ~ Oceans of Fun 

Seize the Birthday ~ Challenge 233 

Addicted to Stamps ~ Challenge 423 ~ Birthdays 

Lil Red Wagon ~ Challenge 641 ~ Make It Masculine

 Pam’s Pearls


Copics: Sunset: YR65, E95, R11, Y32, YR20, Y06, Water: BG11, BG01, B01, B21, B60, Pier, E70, E71, E74, Tacklebox, C2, N8, Pole: N8, B95, R46, Worm: G94, Chair: C4, B93, Waders: YG91, YG93, G94, Vest: E33, E35, T-Shirt: B60, Hair: N8, Hat, B93, B95




  1. Such a fun card for your husband! And I think you did a great job with the background. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More and Seize the Birthday!

  2. Great and fun card :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

  3. Doesn't look like much fishing is being done - lol. Such a fun card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  4. Love it Pam - I am sure there are many 'fishermen' who come home empty handed but refreshed by an extra nap :)
    Stay safe

  5. Great card!
    Thanks for sharing with ATSM!

  6. Fun card. Thanks for joining us as The Crafter's Café this month and showing us your background.

  7. Tee hee, thanks for the morning chuckle! Fabulous background you created. So glad you joined us at Creatalicious Challenges!

  8. That is a perfect card for hubby's birthday. Love the colors and I think your pier looks just great! Thanks for linking up with us at The Crafter's Cafe. Best of luck, DT~Jana Forrest