I thought I'd share the birthday card I made for Chico yesterday. I think it turned out pretty cute. I really enjoy making cards, but I make such a huge mess just to make one card. I should have taken a picture of my dining room table. It was a bit ridiculous.
Anyway, this is the card. It was a money holder because Chico's so difficult to buy for, I'd rather he just pick out what he really wants. :)
I tried some paper-piecing on this card and think it was pretty successful. I like lots of texture on cards, so I used pop dots to make the pigs heads stand out a bit and used a cute tiny little sparkle on the cupcake candle. I also scissor distressed the edges of the cardstock the pigs are on as well as the black mat to give more texture.
If you're wondering about the word Piggy at the bottom of the card. Let's just say that for about the last 15 years or so, Chico and I have both called each other "Piggy" as a pet name. I actually rarely say "Chico" out loud when talking directly to him. I always say "Piggy" and he does the same. In fact the other day he called me Kandi while trying to get my attention and it sounded really strange!