Birthday Leopard!

Hi - Today's card is a little off center - not literally, but the leopard is blue with orange spots!  That seems a tad off... But he's cute, I think! 


I was looking for something to do with the graphic sides of the Walk in the Park DSP.  The floral sides seem easier for me to use in my projects.  Sometimes the straight lines and shapes of the more graphic designs seem to need too much symmetry or something.  Maybe I'm making that up... :]  Anyhow, I used the So Saffron and Baja Breeze pieces of the Walk in the Park DSP and layered it on more of the same colors.  The leopard is from the Zoofari stamp set and he's colored with Baja Breeze and an Aquapainter.  The dots are just done with a Pumpkin Pie marker.  The frame is from the Gallery stamp set, stamped on So Saffron and then cut out and popped up on dimensionals.  The leopard's hat is actually his body stamped and then turned upside-down.  The two dots at the top of his back are the bottom of the hat and the dot at the center of his belly is the point of the hat.  I just left some extra for fringe and then drew the side lines on with a really skinny black marker.  The "Happy Birthday to you" is from Birthday Wish set from the back page of the catalog - it's only $6.95!  The button is threaded and tied with a skinny piece of So Saffron cardstock.  And all this is probably way more than you ever wanted to know about one little ol' card!  Hope you like my goofy leopard!  Thanks for stopping by -