Sunday, January 11, 2015

Ralph's 60th ~ STB Party!

My favorite Uncle Ralph turns 60 years old today and he's always been a jokester so I thought he'd enjoy this fun little card!  I just love this cute group of farm animals called {From The Herd}.  
I'm playing along with Sieze the Birthday with the toppings option of "Party".  I think these guys look like they're ready to party, right?  LOL!

I colored these guys with my blendabilites.  I used the new Pink Pirouette set to color the pig and a few noses of the other animals.  I'm so glad SU came out with the softer pink colors.  What a nice addition to an already great set of markers.  
I added in some Gumball Green "grass" and some bakers twine to match the basecard.  The sentiment is from {Just Sayin'} and cut out with the coordinating Word Bubble die.

I'm gonna let you in on a little secret....I actually colored these guys twice.  The first time I colored the llama in brown tones.  Once I had finished the card, I set it up to admire it from afar (as I'm sure most of you do, LOL) and I noticed that he blended into the buffalo too much.  So, I restamped the image onto a scrap, colored it and fussy cut it out to layer it over the top of the original image.  This time I outlined the llama in gray and I liked him much better this way.  Now he stands out as an individual!  Haha!  Anyhoo, if you look closely you can see where it's layer on.  It was a little more work, but I'm much happier with the result!
Here's a list of my supplies.....
Stamps: From the Herd, Just Sayin"
Ink: Memento Black, Soft Sky, assorted Blendabilites
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, White, Gumball Green DSP
Accessories: Word Bubble die, fringe scissors, Baked Brown Sugar bakers twine

Thanks for taking a peek!


  1. Yes, Jenny this does look like a wild party group for sure! The animals crack me up!! Great job coloring them! and thank you for joining us with the "party animal" at Seize the Birthday!

  2. The saying is so perfect for this stamp set - awesome idea!!!

  3. You did an amazing job coloring them! I need to practice more with my blend abilities.

  4. This is sooo fabulous and fun! What a clever card. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!