My brother-in-law and soon-to-be sister-in-law live in Texas. Back when we all lived in DC we would hang out all the time, but we haven’t seen each other since our wedding a little over a year ago.
So, my husband and I decided to send them a card. It’s sort of weird to send a card for no reason, and all the “Just a note” and “Just saying hello” cards out there seemed trite.
Then. I had an idea.
|I am full of…great ideas.|
There are two things that make this card perfect for them:
1. My husband and I got a puppy at Christmas last year (her name is Herbert). A few months later, my in-laws also got a puppy named Ellie. We’re always texting each other pictures of the dogs, and there’s an ongoing battle over whose dog is cuter (ours, obviously).
2. My brother-in-law, like many grown men, has the sense of humor of a 12-year-old boy. Poop jokes, to him, are the epitome of comedy.
It’s a pretty simple card, but I’m really happy with the way it turned out. My husband likes it so much he thinks I should create a whole line of “sh*tty cards.” I’m not so sure about that.
|You should have seen all the practice poop I drew. It was a low point.|
Brown, white and yellow cardstock – from my extensive stash, I regrettably do not know the brands or color names.
Hero Arts stamp – Big Dog, number F5299
Sizzix Wingo Zingo Alphabet – Sizzlits decorative strip number 654900
Hand-drawn poop – surprisingly, there aren’t a lot of poop stamps out there.
EK Success 3D Dots
Copic Sketch markers – E59, E37 and E35 for poop, YG93 and YG97 for grass.
Sizzix Big Kick
Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board
EK Success cutting mat and razor blade
Fiskars rotary paper trimmer