Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter - not an Easter card!

First off, Happy Easter and Passover to all of you! Now onto the card - this is a birthday card for a great grandson! He is 4! My goodness but they grow up so fast when you don't get to see them often. They are having a pirate themed party for him, but I happen to know he loves frogs and robots! For a wild change, I can tell you the papers that I used! I know, don't fall over! It is called Lil Robots by My Mind's Eye. I fell in love with that paper and bought 2 entire packs! I use it a lot. I do have a stump (stamp) that I could have put Tilda on but I didn't think it would look right on the beach! This was easy enough to draw and it gave her something to sit on. I tried something a little different when I colored the sand and surf. I do like the way it came out. That ship stamped real well but it just didn't seem black enough. I colored over it with c9. I am sure you can see I stickled lots of things. Look at the frog - see his eyes? The 4 was from an alphabet sticker set that just happened to be the right color. So the copics I used are: BG49, BG15, YR07, YG23, YG91, YG95, E15, E8, E37, E35, Y21, Y23, C9, C7, C5, W3, E00, E11, R20.
That huge treasure chest is a foam stamp. I thought it fit the bill for pirating so I bought it. It is white heat embossed, as is the sentiment. When I was laying the dp down, I came across this little pattern and really loved it, so I used it here. The skull and crossbones is a very little stamp which I stamped after the paper was glued down as it was just a tiny bit too plain for me. I included a couple of loose things inside the card. Which by the way, I made on black cardstock. For those of you who want to know, most of the cards I make for specific people, end up being 5 x 7. That gives me enough room to actually do something special. I find it very challenging to make smaller cards. The only ones that usually go for regular mail are the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cards. This card was fairly flat as the only real height came from the googly eyes and the number 4. So here are the extras I made for my grandson.
This is the robot sticker from the paper pack. I cut out the hat to fit it on my cricut. Stamped and heat embossed white on the hat. I covered the whole thing with glossy accents. It took awhile to dry and then I put his name on the back with sticker letters and covered the whole back again with glossy accents. It is a bookmark for him. They go to the library a whole lot - my whole family are library people!!! It is very very shiny!!
This is a tag from the paper pack. And those nuts are also from the pack. I stickled the whole thing. That is his nickname. Cute! He is adorable! Now I can actually start on May which has a bazillion birthdays and now we will be having a new one! Hopefully there won't be any more new babies for awhile. This next May baby will make it 17! So until next time - hope you enjoy this post. Please let me know! Hugs to you all and stay safe in the holiday traffic!!! Barb F


14 comments:

Kathy said...

I love it, so cute. your coloring is wonderful. Great job!!!
Kathy from
kathysdouble-k-krafts.blogspot.com

Barb Hardeman said...

OMG! This is just so stinkin' cute! Wonderful job on all the images and for making it suitable for the wee laddy! Brilliant pulling it all together...hugs...Barb <><

Louise said...

Such an adorable card, fabulous scene you created. Your grandson will love it.
Louise

Paper Tails said...

Wow! What a fun card! I love it the colors are great and your design is awesome.

Karen

Danielle said...

Absolutely adorable... Love the pirate theme!

Kelly Neis said...

Cute card, love the treasure box, if it were my kids they would expect that box to have money in it. LOL Your card is perfect for him.

Elle said...

I LOVE the scene you created and all of the wonderful details! Your Grandson is going to LOVE it, too!

Elle said...

I LOVE the scene you created and all of the wonderful details! Your Grandson is going to LOVE it, too!

Sheri said...

How cool! Bet he loved it!

Danielle said...

Wonderful job you did creating this cute scene. Lovely! Happy Easter.

julieprice3 said...

You're on a roll with your pirate theme, love the Tilda scene, nicely done
Hugs Julie P

cabio's craft corner said...

Super adorable card. Love the cute design and your coloring job :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

cathylynn said...

WOW you've created an awesome scene here!! All fabulous!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Linda said...

Wow what a gorgeous scene you created!!!!!! Absolutely adorable!!!!
Love it!!!!