Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Lollipop Doc

It's my brother's birthday at the end of the month so I need to get his card in the mail. Snail mail between Canada and the US is really snail mail!!! He doesn't read my blog so I'm not worried that he'll see his card here.
For his card I decided to use Dylan Lollipop with the included "you're so cool" sentiment. Hey, I'm not afraid to admit my brother is cool...actually all three of them are, but I would have never said that growing up!!! LOL!!! I used the Crazy 4 Challenges sketch, C4C20, for the layout.

When I first stamped Dylan I thought his iPod headphones looked like a stethescope. Hey, my brother's a doctor, I could turn the iPod into a stethescope to personalize his card. So I cleaned my stamp then simply omitted inking the iPod and stamped him again. Then I used my Copic multiliner to draw in the stethescope and his hand. I coloured him up with doctor blue scrubs and to get that shade of blue I simply kept layering shades of blue until I was happy. I find I nearly always have to do this with the copic blues...there are so many shades but none seem to be just right.

The image is cut out with rectangle nestabilities and I stitched it to a layer of Prism Intense Kiwi. I also stitched the patterned paper (by My Mind's Eye) to a layer of Kiwi. Instead of using a strip of ribbon I used a strip of patterned paper across the bottom to bring in more colour. The sentiment is punched out with my modern label punch and I added two olive Bonbons to anchor it. The card seemed a little plain so I added a few buttons from my stash.

This week's Bellarific Friday theme is Twinchies! If you don't have the official little pre-cut panels then just cut your own to measure 2x2 inches. I hope you'll play along. Email your submission to Em by Thursday evening and you might just win some Bella Bucks for playing this week.

Thanks for stopping by!


Leslie said...

Wow, very creative my friend. You did a great job with the stethescope!

Stampin Mindy said...

So Cute, what a great little boy card!

Janet said...

super card! love it:)

Emily said...

I love it Karen! The buttons and the plaid make such a perfect manly card. How clever of you to turn the ipod into a stethescope:)) Your brother will love it!

Melanie said...

I adore this image, great job on the card. I love to see boy cards.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is super cool Karen! I am sure your brother will love this! LOVE the buttons!!! Two more sleeps and I get you HUG you!!

Ann Kranitz said...

What a super cute idea!! I just know your brother is going to LOVE this!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Adorable, Karen! Love how you did that long strip of DP under the sentiment. Fun!