Friday, April 15, 2022

Dam Good Birthday

Hello everyone.  I am popping in today to share a CAS birthday card to play in several challenges.  It features my country’s (Canada) official emblem - the beaver!  The beaver pelt was significantly profitable for Canada during the fur trade and was a big reason why Canada exists today.  So when I saw the Beaver Birthday stamp set from Whimsy Stamps, I couldn’t resist.  Plus, I have a nephew whose birthday falls on Canada Day (July 1st), so this set was perfect to make his card… which only took me a couple of years to finally ink up. 🙈


Started by stamping the sentiment on an Xpress It cardstock panel with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  


Stamped the beaver then the cupcake next using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Coloured the images with Copic Sketch markers before die cutting the panel with a Wrapped Stitched Rectangle die from Memory Box to give the panel some detail.  Since this is a masculine card for my nephew, no fun embellishments were added. 😂


Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful Easter for those who celebrate.









Challenges:
AAA Cards - #212 Along the Edge + Your Country (Canada’s national symbol is the beaver)
NBUS #37 - new stamp 

21 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Who'd think beavers could be that cute?! Just adorable, Trina, and as usual your coloring looks amazing!!

Melanie Hungerford said...

Love your fun card, great CAS design! Thanks for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge.

Cathy said...

That's such a happy looking beaver, looks like he's laughing at his own pun lol! Gorgeous CAS card Trina, I'm sure your nephew will love it, Cathy x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Too fun and cute!!! :D A wonderful Birthday CAS, so cheerful and happy!
Have a peaceful and joyful Easter!

Darnell said...

This is adorable with a perfect touch of masculine just right for a boy, Trina! And no other embellies are needed when you have a happy dancing beaver with a cupcake and candle! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Happy Easter to you! Hugs, Darnell

Brenda in IN said...

Oh how cute, I love cards like this. Great coloring and a perfect guy card.

Maria said...

What a fun cute birthday card for your nephew! Such a darling beaver with the cupcake! Wonderful coloring as always!

Mac Mable said...

Yay... to using the stamp set after all this time. Fabulous and fun card, great colouring and love that heartfelt sentiment....He's going to love it Trina!

Bonnie said...

What a great birthday card for your nephew, Trina! Love the beaver and the sentiment is perfect!

Michelle W said...

Fabulous card Trina! Love that little guy! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards.

Quillish said...

Oooh I love the cool beaver and the fun sentiment. So good to know more about Canada! Thank you for joining us at AAA cards, Trina. Hugs ~ Ishani.

Christine Alexander said...

awe so cute and so beautifully coloured ♥

Loll said...

What a fun birthday card for your nephew, Trina! Amazing colouring as always, my friend! xx

Jane said...

Gorgeous CAS card and a wonderful play on words in the sentiment. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Aileen said...

Fabulous card Trina, love the pun and that's cute as stamp xx Aileen

Dawn Phillips said...

So cute and I love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

JanR said...

Love this! And not just because I'm a fellow Canadian. (: I adore the design and your colouring is wonderful!

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a fun and happy birthday card for your nephew, Trina! I'm sure he'll get a kick out of it. Wonderful coloring, as always!
Hideko xx

Jane.D said...

How adorable! Beautiful CAS design, and colouring! I love it! Thank you for sharing and playing along at AAA Birthday! Hope to see you in future challenges! Take care and keep crafting!

Witchcrafted Life said...

Tee-hee-hee! Love it to more bits than what little remains of a log after a beaver has gotten its cute little hands (and chompers) on it.

Super charming card!

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

BożenA said...

WOW! Great male card! I love this laughing beaver and am full of admiration for the coloring. The shadow in the form of a beaver looks so realistic! Stunning design, Trina.
xx