BD card for a neighbor

My neighbor, who is having a birthday soon, is so speedy on his lawnmower he should get a speeding ticket!!  I remembered this image I had downloaded from somewhere on the internet long ago and decided to use it on his birthday card.I traced the image in Silhouette Design studio, then made a .05 offset of the trace and centered it on the image.  Now I needed some grass for him to cut.  Searching my clip art for “grass,” I found a nice background of flowers and grass, and a really cute grasshopper.  The sky on the clip art was yellow, though, and I wanted blue so I brought it into Photoshop Elements and used the magic wand to select the sky, then adjusted the hue until it was the color I wanted.  I “saved as” using a different name.

I liked Sketch~N~Scrap’s card sketch #28 so much that I had already created a Silhouette file of it so I could use it again and again.  This time, I turned it on its side.  I dragged my blue sky jpg onto my sketch file and it filled in perfectly!  I added the cute grasshopper clip art to look as if it were hopping away from the lawnmower.  Then I printed/cut the whole shebang.

That lawnmower was crying to have motion!I do have ready-made spring-thingies, but they always seem to big and bulky to me.  I find it’s just as easy to wind a length of jeweler’s wire (or maybe it’s floral wire?) around a pencil and then tape it onto the embellishment and the card.  I like the motion better, too.So that’s that!  I thought it turned out super cute!  What do you think?


About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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2 Responses to BD card for a neighbor

  1. Marilyn says:

    OMG!! Your card is awesome! Love the motion
    Have a great day!

  2. PaperKutzs says:

    Love this card too funny

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