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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pick of the Patch

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).



Heide said...

What a beautiful Fall card, love the die and boarder that you used with this card, Lovely! Thanks for joining us this week.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

Linda Anderson said...

What a beautiful card! Love the pops of black, what perfect additions. The flowers and those pumpkins are fabulous too. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Linda Palmer said...

Love the flourish you used on this beautiful card. I am sure she is going to love this one. I love the flowers and your beautiful coloring.

Joanna M. said...

Oh goodness, this is so beautiful! I don't even know where to start listing the things about it that I like! Thanks for sharing this with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
~jo, SSW-DT

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh wow, that is fabulous

mulberry station said...

Regan, this is absolutely stunning! Love it!
Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Jeannie said...

Perfect job with the sketch, and an awesome Halloween card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Kathie said...

Hi Regan this is an awesome birthday card, I love the pumpkin image and your wonderful orange colours my favouite this year for my summer clothing. Love your added embellishments and your embossed panel giving your card great dimensions and texture. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

Sally Dube said...

Beautifully colored pumpkins!! Gorgeous Fall Birthday card!!
Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
Blessings to you!!
Sally SSW-DT

Arlana 11426 said...

Such a beautiful Halloween card love your detail! Have a sweet day! Arlana@SSW!!!

Sharon Basel said...

This is a terrific fall birthday card! Beautifully done with the sketch. So good to have you join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT