Welcome back.. it has been an awfully long while! I’m not sure how the time flies like it does but somehow 4 months have flown by since I last shared a project with you and 11 years have flown by since my biggest baby boy was born! In keeping with our masculine theme for this month and since my boy had a birthday yesterday, I have his birthday card to share with you! … love it when a project serves double duty (special card for my boy and a fancy project to share with all of you! Anyhow, I am sure glad to be back with the girls and to welcome a new guest to this month’s hop! I can’t wait to see what everyone has to share!
Here goes with my card for my now ELEVEN YEAR OLD son! .. I blinked and he grew up!
Here’s a little bit of the details for you.
I did a few different things with this card. I’ll explain.
To create the ‘have a’, I use the fab Alphabet Rotary stamp, I love that you can create any word you need. It worked great for this card.
Next up, do you recognize the ‘super’ in the little banner image? Unless you’ve peeked at a French Sale a Bration brochure, you might not recognize it. I used the French version (Jeu D’estampes Eureka) of ‘You Brighten my Day’ to get the word ‘super’ and just left of the exclamation point.
The button is threaded with some strands of a piece of white cotton twine and some strands that were pulled out of some Hello Honey quilted ribbon. I love that you can use your ribbon just as it is or use the strands out of it for a more whimsical look.
The word ‘day’ is from the ‘Father’s Day’ stamp in the stamp set Crazy About You. It was handy and quick and simply to just color over the ‘day’ portion of the stamp with my Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker.
‘happy’ is of course made with the Hello You thinlits. To give that ‘happy’ some dimension, I first cut it out twice from coaster board and glued those together and then layered the silver glitter layer on top of that. If you ever have a die that cuts such a fine image that it’s tricky to use dimensionals behind it, just cut another one two with coaster board so that you can still add dimension. The plus side of this trick is that your entire die cut has more stability since it is fully layered underneath as opposed to having sporadically placed dimensionals.
Last, aside from layering all of the pieces together and adhering them to the card, I brayered some Night of Navy ink over the star patterned piece of paper from the Irresistibly Yours Sale a Bration DSP.
Have any questions, ask away! I think I liked this project more when I first made it than I did the next day but when my birthday boy was wrapping up his day and heading to bed, his words to me were, ‘I had a great day Mom’.. and that was all that mattered! (insert big smile on mom’s face here)
Be sure to hope along to see what Becky has to share, it’s guaranteed to be great, her creations always are! I can’t wait to go see so I’ll hop along with you! Just click the button below to go see her blog.