After being bounced from doctor to doctor and a few tests later....I got some long awaited news today. The medical community has determined that I did damage to the soft tissue surrounding the cuboid bone in my foot. The doctor thinks I tore some ligaments and muscle and that is causing the swelling. The good news is I don't need surgery or crutches and if I stay off of it I don't have to wear a boot. Therefore I'm going to do my best to glue my butt to the couch/stamping table for the next few weeks. Who knew being a couch potato was so hard? Hopefully this will pass quickly and I can get back to Zumba and walking the dogs.
I wanted to send a huge THANK YOU to all you who have sent well wishes. Stamping is such a wonderful hobby filled with such kind hearts. I have not met many of you in person, but you took the time to write me words of encouragement. Your kindness means a lot. I'm so blessed to have you in my life.
It has been a while since we have had a manly birthday card. Creating a masculine cards can be a challenge. Stamp companies just don't create as many masculine images as cute girly ones. I think that is starting to change...but it was still a challenge. I found this image of the man in the car. It added the balloons to make it a bit more festive.
Red: R14, R24, R29, R39, R56
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Ground: W5, W3, W1, 0
Tires/Car: T10, T8, T6, T4
Blue: B12, B24, B26 or B21, B24, B26
Green: G12, G14, G16
Orange: YR04, YR07, YR09
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
Purple: BV00, BV01, BV04
I used a black multi-liner to draw the balloon strings in. If you don't have a copic multi-liner color the entire image first. Then use a black marker to draw the lines in. It is important to color first because the black marker might ruin your copic tips. Let me know if you have questions.
Those who have taken some advanced classes with me, learned to do a translucent look on balloons. I choose not to do this because I wanted the colors to be more vibrant. I wanted the balloons to be as vibrant as the car. Please feel free to use creative license with this. Do what feel right to you.... just wanted you to know my thoughts.