Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Hubby's Birthday Card.

For hubby's birthday this year, I made two cards.

This first one was for my mom and dad to give him. I used some great chipboard letters from DCWV and some rub-ons I found in my stash. In the picture you can see the glue that I used to glue down the balloon strings, but it isn't noticeable in person.

The second one is the one from me. There is a little more to this card than it appears. We have a standing joke regarding my "porn" and his "porn". He calls scrapbooking and crafting my form or pornography. It is so bad of an inside joke, that now the entire family refers to it that way. I tease him about his "porn", because he loves watching "Cathouse" on HBO. I tease him that he dreams of growing up to be Dennis (the manager of the Bunny Ranch in Reno that is featured on the show). I couldn't decide what to make for his card, but I wanted something funny. I was looking through my stamps, and I found a bunny stamp --

Here is what I came up with:

I don't remember who was kind enough to share this Bella image with me, but thank you! It was perfect for this card! I colored her using watercolor pencils. I used my Creative Memories cutter for the ovals, and the cardstock is from a DCWV cardstock pack. I used my new Stampin' Up embossing plates to make the polka dots on the yellow cardstock, and then sanded them using my hand sanding block with fine sandpaper to let the white core show through.

The inside of the card:

The sentiment is stamped using an old set from Stampin' Up.

And then of course, we couldn't have a bunny ranch without the bunnies. This is from an old Stampin' Up stamp set. I colored the bunnies using watercolor pencils and crayons. Their tails are colored cotton balls that I found at the Dollar Store. The fence is made of Popsicle sticks and jewelry wire. The grass is made from mullberry paper.

So now you know the story behind the Bunny Ranch birthday card! LOL My family sure got a good laugh out of it. I have to give credit to my mom for telling me to find something to do with bunnies and the Bunny Ranch! She gave me the inspiration to start looking.


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