Hi my crafty friends! It is Monday and you know what that means, it's time for another post for BBTB2!! And this week we our theme from design sister Stephanie is "birthday's and pearls" using any cart and making any project. What to do, what to do. I thought about doing a cake card, but decided against it. I struggled up to Saturday morning trying to figure out what I wanted to do. In the end I decided since my DH will be 50 in January that I would get his card made for him. Now I am 2 years and 8 months older than he is and he is always calling me an "old fart". But soon he will be an "old buzzard". lol So with that in mind I made a long base measuring 4.25" x 11" on my Gypsy as a template. Then I created another 4.25" x 9.50" block and welded the buzzard from Life's A Party on it to make it a 4.25 x 11 card base using the base that I made 4.25 x 11 so I would know where to stop with my buzzard. Clear as mud?? She's A Sassy lady has a tutorial over on her blog that you can check out. She call this type of card an A2-Long, go and check it out. I wanted my card to have the shape of the buzzard on the end of it instead of it being the whole card. I cut my layers for the buzzard and assembled him. I tell you this buzzard kicked my old butt! I had a heck of a time trying to figure out how his eyes went with the pieces I had. In the end I figured it out but already messed up putting him together. So after my second try, I left it as he was. I will now for next time. I guess I was having a lupus fog moment at the time or just a plain ole "duh" moment. lol I used DCWV Natural stack for my card base and scraps from my scraps bin for the layers. My sentiment on the outside was a birthday set from My Creative Time stamps and the inside sentiment came from a birthday set from Fiscars that I got a JoAnn's. I used liquid pearl to dress up my buzzard and I also used tiny black pearls for his nostril holes. I hope you like my little buzzard, I had a lot of fun making him. I hope that you will come join us at BBTB2's newest challenge. Check out the rest of my design teams sisters and see what wonderful inspirations they have for you!!