Happy Write It Wednesday!
Hope everyone’s having a great week so far! Mom and I made it back from Dallas yesterday. Be sure to check back next week to hear about our trip and some recommendations of what to do when in the Big D. Anywho, in a few weeks is my bestie’s birthday so I thought I would make her a card. Though we don’t get to see each other often enough due to distance; we still do what we can to keep in touch.
Let’s get started…
Since my best friend loves Halloween I thought I would make her card Halloween themed. I wanted to make it into a wreath type too but I still needed it big enough for me to do what I was planning on doing. So I ended up using my paint palette for an outline template. I used my Orange Fine Point Sharpie Pen to make the outline. It made it different and worked out great.
Next, though obvious, I lettered out “Happy Birthday Bestie” and then started added my decorations to my letters. I used Tombow Dual Brush Pen number 679 for the words. As you can see here, I started off with making the “i”‘s into lollipops and the loops at the end of each ‘y’ as well as the loop in the ‘t’ in bestie into bats.
For the rest of the letters in case you can’t quite tell what they are, they include having leaves, spider webs with spiders, witches, pumpkins, jack ‘o lanterns, and candy corn drawn somewhere in the letter.
A little side note on candy corn. If you ever have someone to send Halloween candy to in Turkey (and possibly other countries but I only know for this one) don’t put “candy corn” as a declared item in the box. Since they (or use to not few years ago) do not know what candy corn is and do not allow corn to be imported into the country it will not reach the person intended.
My brother in laws birthday is Halloween day so we have sent him birthday packages with the various Halloween candy we have here in the states. That year sadly the candy corn as well as everything else in the box did not make it to him. Just saying 🙂
Anyways, here are the pens I used to make my creation.
In my “Happy” I used my Dark Green Fine Point Sharpie Pen for the leaves in my ‘H’ and loops in my ‘p”s. For my ‘a’ I used my Tombow Fudenosuke Hard Tip to create my witch. For the ‘p”s in the ‘hump’ I used my Orange Fine Point Sharpie Pen to make the face and steam of the pumpkin while using my Tombow Dual Brush Pen number 933 to fill in color around the face part. Then for the bottom parts of my ‘p”s and ‘y’ I made my spider webs with some spiders. I used my Grey Find Point Sharpie Pen for the web and Black side of my Tombow Fudenosuke Twin Tip pen for the spiders.
In my “Birthday” I did the same thing for the letters ‘a’ and ‘y’ as well as adding leaves in the ‘steam’ of the ‘h,’ ‘d,’ and loop of the ‘r.’ For my ‘B’ I used my Tombow Dual Brush Pens numbers 933 and 055 to created my candy corn and my Black side of my Tombow Fudenosuke Twin Tip pen for the other type of spider web I drew. With in the ‘h’ I used again the same as I used for my ‘p”s in Happy only I used my Yellow Fine Point Sharpie Pen to fill in the eyes, nose, and mouth to give it that ‘glow’ look. For my ‘d’ I just use my Tombow Dual Brush Pen number 933 again filling it in and then adding the stem of the pumpkin.
Once satisfied with the lettering and drawings, I worked on the outside of what would be the card. One of my favorite sayings is “Best Friends Forever never apart, maybe in distance but never at heart.” Since I have either lived here in Louisiana, Florida, or Mississippi and she has lived in Illinois and South Carolina we have definitely been apart distance wise but still find a way to stay in touch. To letter out my quote I used the Black Side of my Tombow Fudenosuke Twin Tip pen.
After I was finished lettering out my quote, I put my card together. Since I don’t pencil out my stuff first I just wing it. Sometimes the first time is awesome, other times not so much. I have learn, however when it comes to card-making with the pre-scored cards I have, it’s easier to make the inside of the cards on whatever type of paper I am using. For this particular one I just used my Canson Marker paper.
So, to piece it together all I had to do was trim down the Canson paper to fit the inside just right. Once finished with the size, I used my adhesive to tape it down to the pre-scored cardstock. I also lettered out my first addressed envelope to go with the card since I am going to actually send it to her along with a few things for her kiddos. (Luckily I know she won’t read this, knock on wood).
There you go. A Halloween Birthday card for all those Halloween Birthdays or around the time. Hope you enjoyed! Don’t forget to sign up for emails so you never miss a post!
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