Friday, October 17, 2008

Nick's Birthday...

Today is my youngest son's 12th birthday! Happy Birthday, Nicholas!

We actually celebrated last night because my husband had to head out of town for his brother's wedding before Nicholas would be getting up today.

Here is the card I made:

Since Stampin' Up! doesn't have any turtle stamps, I had to improvise. I basically tore Old Olive card stock into pieces to create the pattern on the shell. I then adhered them to a piece of Always Artichoke card stock and tore around them to create the shell. Then, I tore more pieces of Old Olive card stock to create the head, feet, tail and eyes. I also inked around the edges of all the pieces to create depth and texture. He's sitting on a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock that I stamped with the Sanded background stamp and inked around the edges to make look like a log. Here's what Nick's "real" turtle, Bartleby's reaction was to the card:

When I posted pictures of the knitted turtle I made for Nick, many of you commented that you couldn't wait to see Nick's reaction when he received him. Well, here it is!


By the way, the turtle has been named Pickle... because of his color and how he looks without his shell. :)

I challenge you to be creative today! I'd love to hear about it!

Happy Stampin!


Becky in East Tennessee said...

Ohhhh I was wondering when the big day was. I am soooo glad that you posted pics! LOVE seeing the Turtle! SOOOO CUTE!

Julia said...

Great job on your card!! It came out sooo cute.

Traci G said...

This has got to be the cutest card ever!!! Nick is so lucky to have such a thoughtful mom! Love the pics too!!

Carmen said...

How cool is the turtle card never would of thought of it!! Great job! I'm still lovin' the crochet turtle!!

Jennifer Murai said...

What a great idea for a card. Boy cards are so hard for me. TFS

Beedubya said...

I love that card!! Bummer that SU! doesn't carry any turtle stamps but hooray for you for being so inventive!