Happy Birthday Art Impressions!

As part of the celebration of Art Impressions 32nd birthday, their monthly challenge this month is Birthdays! I chose to make a card with their Birthday Wishes stamp set. I paired it with a color combo from the July Daring Card Makers challenge, though I didn’t follow their challenge requirements, so I’m not submitting to them. I did a little bit of masking on the balloons, and then colored all the images with Tombow markers and a water brush. If it were not for the card panel being matted on a kraft card base, this would be a one layer card.

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My dad and brother both have January birthdays, which I am notorious for not acknowledging with a card. I think I go into a post-holiday coma or something. LOLΒ  Anyway, I decided to be proactive and make their cards early.

ETA: This card placed in the Top 3 at Createful Heart Design!

I am submitted this card to the following challenges:



27 comments on “Happy Birthday Art Impressions!

  1. A fabulous make, beautifully colour co-ordinated – super for the challenges



  2. Karen, I love your CAS card and wonderful coloring. You really are ahead of the game this year…male cards are hard for me, so I admire your success at making a card suitable for anyone! Thanks so much for joining us at Little Red Wagon Challenge this week!


  3. Great card ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create x


  4. This is so cool I love your coloring and the image makes me happy I love it.
    Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JULY 2019
    Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.



  5. Great CAS card and masculine too!Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x
    Now you will just have to remember where the safe place you put them next January lol
    Carol x


    • OMGosh! You’re right!!! LOL I’ll be lucky enough to remember that I already made them…. finding them is likely to be impossible! I may just text them to expect a REALLY early birthday card in the next week!!! πŸ™‚ Then its on THEM to remember in January that I already recognized their birthdays!!! Bwahahahaha!


  6. Perfect color scheme for July birthdays! So happy you linked this up to the Red, White, and Blue Challenge over on THTSB.


  7. Oh, wow, you are prepared way ahead of time!! This is very cute; love all the fun balloons! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.


    • Yes, I’m definitely prepared way ahead of time, but someone else pointed out my folly. I also have to remember where I actually *put* the card when January rolls around! I’ll be lucky if by then I still remember that I already made the card! LOL


  8. Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner/Designer


  9. This is so lovely, thank you for sharing with us over here at Creative Knockouts Challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.
    Ine (DT) http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/


  10. Fun masculine design, nicely clean and I love all the balloons. Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational.


  11. A lovely celebration cards, great in red and blue and perfect for guys. Unfortunately our challenge has a maximum of 5 link-ups, including ours. It looks like you have exceeded that this time. Please do join us again.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x


  12. I’m glad I’m not the only cardmaker who misses family birthdays! Fabulous fun masculine card. Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday πŸ™‚


    • My husband has an expression he uses whenever our computers, printer, or network is acting up or broken… “The mechanic’s car never runs and the shoemaker’s kids have no shoes.” Did I mention he was in IT?!? πŸ™‚ So, by those standards, the cardmaker’s family receives no cards! Of course, the theory behind the expression is that the worker is so overwhelmed with work that they can’t bother with their own related needs. That is not really the case here, I’m just a dork!!! LOL


  13. Such a beautiful CAS card πŸ˜‰ Viv(LIM GD) xx


  14. Super cute card!! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Art Impressions!!


  15. I love the bold colors you chose for this birthday card design! I think you are right about that post holiday coma lol, I’m also pretty bad at sending out cards for families birthdays! Thank you so much for joining us on the Art Impressions Blog for Challenge #260 Birthday Cards!


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