Thursday, 24 February 2011

Mr T's Birthday Card

It is our grandsons birthday today so of course I made him a special card. 

And it just so happens that this card will fit the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #92 - simple sketch. Yep, I've turned it on it's side and substituted balloons and an arrow for the outer circles, but you get the idea! 

Tyler loves to stamp when he spends his Mondays with me, so I've tried to include as many of his favourite things as possible in this card: things like buttons, glitter, stars and cars!

I made the little people so you can pull them out of the windows. We have some very old Fisher Price "little people" (that I actually bought for Tyler's mummy when she was about his age) that are one of his favourite playtime items - great for developing the imagination.

I've created the background by drawing with my Stampin' Write Markers directly onto acetate then pressing onto white card stock, and I've heat embossed the little car. Some Stampin' Up!® buttons have been added to the wheels.

The balloons are from the SU "Party This Way" stamp set. I've coloured over the patterns in the red ones with my Real Red Stampin' Write Marker as it was just too much pattern using the stamp on all 3. The number 3 is created from the Big Shot and the Medium Sizzlit Dies "Timeless Junior Type Alphabet" which obviously includes numbers!

The "party this way" sign is coloured using the marker direct to rubber technique which lets me print in 3 colours at the one time. Such a time-saving technique and so easy to use. Then I've simply coloured in between the lines that outline the arrow.

The spotted Turquoise background is created with an embossing folder and the Big Shot. I love my Big Shot because it is so versatile and will accept folders and dies from all other brands on the market.

Well, I hope you've enjoyed seeing the card. It was fun to make and I'm sure Tyler will take a look at it then find something else to play with!!! Typical 3 year old, but we love him dearly. 

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  1. Hello Ann - happy Birthday to Tyler - doesn't time just fly! What an adorable card! I am sure he loved it - he is one blessed boy to have such a clever Grandma!! Love the colours and the gorgeous details! Your technique works so well with this image - Love it! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we love to see you and appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  2. Wow Ann, the card turned out well. A fun card, hope he had a great b'day.

  3. By the way I mad the comment Chriss...oops forgot to put who it was from LOL

  4. Ann, your card is just the cutest and I'm sure your grandson will love it! I love how you made the background and then made the little people removable! Super cute! Thanks so much for joining us this week. Hope to see you in the next challenge!

  5. Super cute!! Thank you for joining us at Midnight Madness! Valerie PSDT


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