Card, CASology, Papertrey Ink

CASology #124: Birthday Card with Hand-drawn Stump Image

by May Park-

Hello crafty friends! It’s Tuesday and that means time for a brand new challenge over at CASology. Here is this week’s cue card: Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 11.11.45 PMWhen I saw the word OLD, I immediately thought of a birthday because I just celebrated my birthday with my husband and friends a day before Thanksgiving. To be honest, I don’t count my new age anymore since my 30th birthday. LOL! Sometimes I forget how old I am. Do you? I believe that age doesn’t matter unless you are wine or cheese. Hope you are on the same page with me. 🙂 DSC_4665This time I challenged myself not to use stamps to create my focal image. So I drew a stump on my hands instead. I had to keep practicing until I was happy with the look, though. (Check out my Instagram to see the photo of my failed attempts.) What do you think about my drawing? Hope you like it and give me some encouragement so that I would try it from time to time on my creations. By the way, I really love the sentiment which goes with the old tree stump perfectly. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” What an wise sentiment for anyone’s birthday card! sample_1201This is a step-by-step tutorial on how I put together my card. 1)Draw a tree stump using ZIG black marker. 2)Color the hand-drawn image using Copics. 3)Add some grass image next to the stump with Copics. 4)Stamp the sentiment from Stylish Sentiments: Birthday stamp set by Papertrey Ink. (To make the sentiment fit in my design, I stamped it seperately after covering some words with sticky notes.)

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 Guest Designer: Maureen
Now it’s your turn to play along. As always, you can interpret the word literally or go for something a bit more outside the box. There is a wonderful prize up for grabs from Melon Door Lighthouse and the winner will have a chance to guest design on the next challenge – more details are on the CASology blog. Make sure to stop by each of the DT’s blog for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting! (I’m linking my card up to the following challenges: Uniko Studio Challenge #16 and CAS(E) this Sketch #101.)


  1. Veronica Zalis

    This is such a fun card, I love all of the colors!

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  6. Paru Mahtani

    Your cards are awesome May!!! I just LOVE the stump! You are inspiring me to draw…my resolution for the new year!
    Have a wonderful christmas and New Year!

    23 . Dec . 2014
  7. Ren

    I think your drawing is wonderful! Age is just a number and I have lost count of my real age! If I need to, I may just need a calculator to double check! 🙂 Here’s wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas in advance! Cheers!

    08 . Dec . 2014
  8. Beverley

    LOVE how you have drawn your image & so true about birthday’s ‘you are as young as you feel’ I say! Thanks SO much for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x

    08 . Dec . 2014
  9. Judy1223

    May, May, May! Wow, this is amazing on so many levels! Beautiful drawing, coloring, sentiment, and overall interpretation of the cue! (It made me think of the book The Giving Tree!)

    07 . Dec . 2014
  10. Nicki S

    Awesome card, and just love that sentiment! Thanks for playing along in the Uniko Studio challenge!

    07 . Dec . 2014
  11. Monika Reeck

    May wooowww you drew that …you are so talented woman….amaziiinggg….
    I am NOT GOOD AT DRAWING thats why I bougt much much stamp
    this is amazing card and the idea is clever nice sentiment too…and great coloring and I am jealous with your copic marker..I have maybe only 40 pieces LOL
    I am not so in love at coloring May…
    I am visiting all the DT card if I am joining CASology cause I love their inspiration..and I wish you have a bit time to visiting me back and looking at my OLD card ….maybe you will laugh looking my card (or maybe not 🙂 )hugs, Monika

    06 . Dec . 2014
  12. KreativeKymona

    Hey May!! I love your take on the sketch. Your drawing skills are amazing. Your coloring is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

    04 . Dec . 2014
  13. wienerhoneymooners

    You are BRILLIANT… I sure can’t wait until your book is out!!!!

    04 . Dec . 2014
  14. Joyce M.

    You are going to put all the stamp companies out of business with your fabulous drawings. Love this idea, how you drew and colored it, and that sentiment is fabulous. I have it and don’t know why I’ve never used it.

    04 . Dec . 2014
  15. alice wertz

    absolutely adore your card!! fabulous drawing!

    04 . Dec . 2014
  16. Leigh Penner

    How fun! Great take on the sketch!

    04 . Dec . 2014
  17. Sandie

    that is some fabulous drawing! Thanks for joining us at Uniko z

    04 . Dec . 2014
  18. Jen W.

    I love your hand drawn tree stump, May, and the fun colours you used for it. It’s a perfect image for the challenge and shows off your drawing skills too! 🙂

    03 . Dec . 2014
  19. tsurutadesigns

    I love this…you are just filled with so much talent!

    03 . Dec . 2014
  20. Gillian R

    Fab card, great take on the cue card May

    03 . Dec . 2014
  21. Virginia Lu

    So artsy and fun! Your coloring is FABULOUS, May!! Excellent job on the drawing! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

    02 . Dec . 2014
  22. Miriam Prantner

    This looks wonderful! I love how it turned out!!!

    02 . Dec . 2014
  23. Meghan

    May you are just so talented! This card is fabulous!!

    02 . Dec . 2014

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