Kangaroo Birthday

Create Your Own Background & Week 609 🐕 Four legged friends

It is my hubby’s birthday on Saturday and as I hadn’t yet used my Hero Arts kit from last year I decided to go with an Aussie theme for him. He is originally from Australia and my nickname for him is Kangaroo so somehow this seemed perfect. It is a CASE of one of Jen McGuire’s cards but I struggled with it a little so it sure isn’t perfect.

Firstly I created the background piece using the kit stencil and Distress Oxides. This fit into the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge. Following Jen’s tutorial I tried to create the rest as shown but I messed up several times and in the end I just added an extra die cut behind each silhouette to give it a bit more strength. I also used a small bird stamp from an Inspired by Stamping set as I don’t have any from Hero Arts as yet. I used a Sakura gelly roll pen on the clouds because I can’t find my Wink of Stella pen anywhere. I’ve lost a roll of purple tape as well but I’m sure they’ll come to light when I begin to pack up my craft room for the move. And on the sun I used a Shimmer Stix dauber for the shine with a tad more of the glitter pen around the edge. The kangaroo silhouettes fit into the challenge at Allsorts so I’m able to enter it into 2 challenges. A bonus when this happens. I’ve saved the messed up bits and they will appear on another card eventually as I usually find a way to redeem badly stamped or inked efforts. It isn’t a card that stands up so I used a small ornament to hold it for the photo and will probably use the same thing to display it for him after he opens it.

20 thoughts on “Kangaroo Birthday

    1. Thanks Gayle – I’m sure he will like it. This year things are so topsy turvy I don’t think he is bothered too much about his birthday.


  1. Thanks Jan. I got a bit frustrated when I messed up so in the end didn’t change very much as I would normally do. Moving and crafting don’t work together very well. LOL


    1. Thanks a lot Lisa. Even following a tutorial I managed to mess the cutting up twice. Still it worked in the end.


  2. Great card! You know he will love it. Yes, moving and crafting do not go well together. You move will be over soon and life can go on. Just think of the new craft room you can set up!

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    1. Glad you like it Lisa. Derek has promised me that he will do another craft room similar to this one when we are settled.


  3. What a fun card for your Australian born hubby. The background is perfect for the kangaroo silhouettes. I don’t know how you do it, make such beautiful cards at the same time you’re packing to move.

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  4. Thanks Gerry. I can tell you that finding inspiration in the middle of stress is a challenge but I absolutely had to get a card made for him. He doesn’t expect it, but I can’t ignore his birthday.


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