My friend Amy threw her son Brandon an AWESOME paintball birthday party on Saturday. Now, I'm not a paintball kinda girl, so I took pictures on the sidelines. But my friend Amy was a real trooper and got down and dirty with the boys! They started on the easy, flat courses and then actually made their way into the woods. She was definitely a brave soul and even had some war wounds to show off at the end of it (those little paintballs hurt!!).
I decided for Brandon's birthday I would make him an Easel birthday card that was paintball related using Soldier Ian from The Greeting Farm. When I was on the Club Anya blog looking for inspiration I found they had this awesome Saturday Sketch to try out from "iheart2stamp" by Jen Del Muro.
I turned the sketch sideways and used this great camouflage paper (The Paper Studio) I found at Hobby Lobby.
The top DP with stars and orange DP are from the MVP Scrapbook Pad by We R Memory Keepers. I cut the orange DP using my Creative Memories circle cutter in various sizes. The paint splatters and SPLAT came from a clear acrylic stamp set called Splat from Recollections. I stamped them in Versamark and then added Close To My Heart embossing powder. The silver pearls in the corners are also from Recollections.
Currently, I don't have very many Copic markers. Until I build up my collection I've been experimenting with chalks. I have an older Stampin Up chalk set and did most of the shading on Soldier Ian with the chalks. I also added Liquid Glass (CTMH) to the goggle lenses and to Ian's boots. The edges of the khaki cardstock are distressed with Distress Ink (pine needles & black soot). Both the khaki cardstock and Ian are raised up on pop-dots.
For the Sentiment, I wrote out "Happy Birthday Brandon" using the brush end of a Versamark pen and added CTMH embossing powder. The orange DP was again cut out using my Creative Memories circle cutter and raised up using pop-dots. I also added embossed paint splatters to the camouflage DP.
My friend Amy and her family were very impressed with this card. I'm so glad they liked it because I worked really hard on it. My husband was surprised I parted with it! He said it's too bad there's not a quick way to clone it so I could have my own copy...my thoughts EXACTLY! LOL!