Today's card is one I made for my nephew's little boy's first birthday. He loves dinosaurs, andI loved making this card in a box!
The image is from Cute as a Button, coloured with Prismacolor pencils. The paper is from a pad I bought in Spotlight … it was as cheap as chips and is REALLY heavy, well printed. Of course, I bought one pad, and I'm not sure they do it any more, sigh
I cut the balloons from snippets of blue and yellow cardstock - I really do keep the smallest bits, they do come in handy for these "little" embellishments - using a die from Paper Smooches, I added some coloured pencil shading and Glossy Accents for that shine and some baker's twine "strings"
The numeral "1" is a wooden one, coloured up with Star Dust Stickles added. I had to use a heavier weight acetate to hold it up as it was quite heavy, but it still managed to bob around quite nicely :-)
The grass is cut with Lawn Fawn's Grassy Borders die, the banner is cut with (I think) a MFT die, the little flower is a punch and the pearl in the middle was white, I coloured it with a Copic marker to suit. The Happy Birthday Sentiment is from Elizabeth Crafts, I beliive. The gold cord and tiny blue dragonfly are from my stash.
I added a jotting panel to the rear of the card, and the piece of patterned paper at the bottom served as a pocket for the gift voucher we gave him
That's it for today. I would like to enter in the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown Pile it On
Pixies Snippets Playground Use Snippets (balloons)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Use Patterned Paper
Cupcake Inspirations Blue and Yellow
Give a Crafter A Cookie Picture to left... bunting and "Happy Birthday"
Send a Smile for Kids Anything Goes for Kids
Catch The Bug, Through the Craftroom Door, Digi Choosday, Crafty Creations, Creative Fingers, Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends, Polkadoodles, A Perfect Time to Craft, Creatalicious Challenges, Crafting With Attitude and Corrosive Challenge Anything GoesI'll try and get back soon... I have had my implant done now, accompanied by my normal EXTREME pre-op anxiety... and the meltdown immediately after when the surgeon told me I could not wear my plate for a week until I had the stitches out and he could look at adjusting it to not interfere with the implant.
I did not set foot out of the house for the entire week, I found the whole thing distressing and am so glad I am on this side of it. The pain was minimal (unlike the block graft, which was pretty uncomfortable and the swelling and bruising were quite heavy) but the blow to my self-esteem was surprising even to me, I was completely miserable and felt very low. Ah well, done now, just got to wait for the final stage of healing... it looks good so far... and in 60 - 90 days I can get the crown made and be done once and for all. At least I've got my magic plastic back in as of yesterday... soooooo glad about that!
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna