There is nothing cooler than an October birthday, in my opinion! Though I was thrilled to meet my small man earlier than expected, I secretly mourned the loss of costumed Halloween themed birthday parties when he arrived a full month ahead of his October 19th due date. But there are still plenty of birthdays to celebrate this month which means fun cards to make!
This particular card is actually a special request from my co-worker for his wife. He has commissioned one from me for the past few years. They are usually Halloween themed, but this year he mentioned pumpkins and I remember I had this whimsical pumpkin image, part of a set called Cats and Bats from Inkadinkado. I colored the image with Copics and cut it using Classic Squares Nestabilities from Spellbinders. It was then matted with Fleur de Lis Squares. The Old Olive panel is embossed with the D'Vine Swirls folder. I added flowers, a Sizzix die flourish, and glitter buttons as well as a Stampin' Up sentiment stamped on a Ribbon Banner die, also from Spellbinders. The border punch is Martha Stewart. Sketch is courtesy of Sweet Sketch Wednesday (#229).
I'm not really sure how I'm going to get my weekend crafting and blogging in with a Bon Jovi concert, a trip to the zoo and their Jack O'Lantern Spectacular, and a birthday dinner for my youngest brother. I guess I'll figure it out somehow... I hope you have a fun-filled weekend ahead of you too!
Markers used: Copics (YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, YG91, YG93).