Oct 3, 2011

Happy birthday, old man!

Sunday was my Dad’s birthday and I needed a card in a jiffy! He’s a HUGE fan of skulls and skeletons, so I decided to break out my new Hero Arts Skeleton Dancing stamp set. I didn’t want it to look too Halloween-y tho, so I sat there thinking…

And then! Inspiration struck! I picked up some Studio Calico Mr. Huey’s White mist spray at Paper Source and had been wondering how it would look on black — and I think it turned out great!

Here’s a closeup so that you can see it better — the mist is a nice opaque white. I think it looks a little like confetti!

Can’t wait to try the white Mr. Huey’s on a blue notecard for a Christmas card — I think it’ll look like snow!

Anyhow, to finish up the card front I white embossed the skeleton, added the cake, glitter, and gemstones, and I was done! On the inside I wrote “Happy Birthday old man!” — get it, since he’s my “old man” and he’s getting *old*! Ha ha ha!!!

Supplies: Hero Arts Hero Arts Skeleton Dancing cling set, Hero Arts Yummy Treats clear set, gemstones, Copic markers, clear and yellow glitter glue, white embossing powder, Studio Calico White Mr. Huey’s, black notecards from Paper Source.

Oh and see that sweet little suitcase in the background? I got it at Paper Source too! Isn’t it just the cutest?

Wishing you a day full of fun,

16 Comments

  • so cute Lisa. I am sure he will love it!

  • So cute, Lisa! Great idea…..my only question is why does your Dad like skeletons? Love that sparkle!
    Maureen Morton recently posted..A Damp Thank You!

    • Hi Maureen! I gotta ask him! Skeletons, skulls, and alligators — that’s my dad! Ha ha ha!!! :)

  • ROTFL! Your dad sounds like he has as good a sense of humor as mine–awesome! Shoot! I *knew* I shoulda’ ordered some of that white Mister Huey’s when Kristina tweeted about it and I hesitated and BAM! sold out before I could say “Bob’s yer uncle!”. Gonna have to keep my eyes peeled–they just opened a brand new Paper Source in Seattle!!!
    Julie Ebersole recently posted..WCMD 2011: Floral Thinking of You

    • Look out Julie!! Paper Source is VERY dangerous!!! I want to bring the whole store home with me, GAH!!!! I always went to the one by Hero in Berkeley and asked them when they’d open one in Austin and now they finally have!!! YAY!!!! :)

  • HA! OMG, I dare not go into Paper Source … multiple parent sheets come home with me every time. I am weak.

    I may need some of that spray. Just sayin’. :)
    leslie (crookedstamper) recently posted..Hope You Can Cling To – You’re My Inspiration

  • Hi Lisa! :) This is such fun! Love that you thought to pair the skeleton with the cake and your sparkly background looks fab! Sounds like your dad will love this! Hugs to you! :)
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  • This is brilliant, such a fun card
    Lindsay xx
    Lindsay recently posted..1 Today

  • Lol Lisa, what a fun idea for a birthday card! Love the background and the skeleton with the birthday cake is so funny! I’m sure your dad loved it. By the way I came across this recipe for nutella http://theeccentriccook.blogspot.com/2011/07/homemade-nutella.html on pinterest this morning and thought you might like to try it if you still haven’t tracked down nutella over there!
    Heather Maria recently posted..Happy Christmas from the Snow Drifts

  • How adorable!!! What a great idea to put the birthday cake in his hand! And that mist is fantastic on black, you’re right, it would look beautiful as snow, can’t wait to try that out! Thanks for inspiring, and I will have to look into Paper Source, never heard of them! I doubt there’s any close to me so hopefully they’re online :) Hugs

  • Fun card! I have a skeleton stamp I like to use and I put “It’s gonna be a great day–I can feel it in my bones!” with it. :)

  • love the look of the white mist on the black paper. so neat! fabulous card, Lisa!
    Alice Wertz recently posted..Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #63

  • This is toooo cute, Lisa, super fun card! Love hearing your updates on your knee and that things are progressing well! Take care!
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  • This is a fabulous card, Lisa! Talk about giving a whole new life to your Halloween stamps!
    Linda E recently posted..World Card Making Day (Or Should I Say Weekend?)

  • This is really AWESOME! I love how festive you made this skeleton look…great idea for the mist.
    cheiron recently posted..paper smooches sparks challenge sept 22-oct 5

  • OH….Love this!!! I bet he did too……Hugs!
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