Friday, July 17, 2009

Birthday card for my baby...

...who turned 9 today. I can't believe how the time flies. It is hard to believe that he will be starting 4th grade next month. Soon, he will be a teenager...ugh. Let's not think about that right now. This is supposed to be a happy day.

I made this last night, and attached it to his bedroom door in a clear envelope so he would find it when he woke up this morning (I had to leave for work WAY before he woke up).

I used the Tinkerin' paper pack, with Sunflower, Twilight and Clover Meadow cardstock. Stamps used were Happy Birthday and Solo 9. The nine I actually reverse stamped and cut out on the Twilight cardstock, then decided to color it with the Twilight ink (the only ink I used) anyway. Did you know that you can reverse a stamp image by inking a stamp, rolling a brayer over it and the rolling the brayer on a sheet of paper?? Voila, your image is now backwards! This was my first time doing that technique, and it turned out to be unnecessary. But it was VERY easy to do, and is a technique I am sure to use again. The Clover Meadow cardstock was ink distressed with Twilight, and the star brad came from my stash. And, of course, the 9 was mounted with 3-D Mounting Foam. I had intended to use a sketch to make his card, then I started flipping through Wishes Card Confidence Program and saw a card I thought would work and used it as a sketch instead of following the details exactly. I'm really excited to get time to go through Wishes and make some of the cards, but I don't think I will have much scrap time until the end of August.


Sue said...

Very nice! Happy Birthday to K.

iamjaytee said...

Happy birthday Kaleb!