Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Our Ben is 4yrs!!!

In a few hours we'll be getting up to celebrate our little man's 4th Birthday!! I can't believe he is 4 already!!! Now anyone who reads this blog knows that I use soft colours, pearls and the like for my cards, so this is way out into left field for me.....where's my sunglasses??? :) I thought I'd use this week's Week-end Sketch Challenge as inspiration for his card.

I started with a base of vibrant green, layered with white and mid blue and topped with some Jasart paper. Used the same blue for the vertical strip and embossed with Spots and Dots EF. The white layer has been stamped using the small star from In the Stars by SU and the popped up Rocket is by Sandylion coloured in Ballet Blue and So Saffron. The sentiment panel is made using Just Rite Stampers. I've used the Small Letter Set for the writing around the edge and Times New Roman Font and stamper from the Damask DIY monogram set. Cut them out with circle nestabilities and a 1 1/4in punch for the 'B' (which is popped up) and the pinking nesties for the green layer. Finished off by adding a touch of spotted grosgrain ribbon to the bottom. (Yes I know the sketch says to put it at the top of my rocket panel.....but it just wouldn't go there!!! Do you think they'll mind??)

Stamps - Just Rite DIY Monogram Set - Damask and Small Letter Set, Sandylion

Paper- Green and blue bazzill, white, Jasart DSP

Ink - Black, Royal Blue Versacolor

Accessories - Circle and pinking circle nestabilities, pop dots, markers, 1 1/4in circle punch, spotted grosgrain ribbon, Spots and Dots embossing folder

Thank you so much to everyone who have asked about my finger. Thankfully the swelling has gone down, but it's still a lovely shade of purple and green!! With all the rain we are getting here at the moment softball could well be called off this week, and that would suit me just fine right now!!! Well tomorrow is going to be a big day so I'm going to get some sleep, thanks for visiting!!! :)

14 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Kathy, what a great card for Ben!! Happy Birthday Ben....he will love this card...it is not even bright Kathy!!! LOL!! I will be expecting to see torn papers and distressed edges soon if you stay outside your box! LOL!! Hope your finger improves quickly - I am sure you are missing the housework - LOL!!! God bless you!

Danni said...

What a great card! Your son will love it!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WHOA! This is terrific, Ben will love it!! I can't believe you used all those TINY little letters to spell out that sentiment -cudos just for that alone!! LOL! Love this for a little boy.

My Ryan will be 4 in August. Right there with ya! Hugs,

"Tillymint" said...

Ben's card is lovely Kathy, I think he'll love the rocket and the colours are so vibrant love the shades of blue and lime green together. Hope you all have a great day1

chelemom said...

This is such an adorable card!!! HE will LOVE it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

GREAT card for Ben. Love it!!

Connie said...

This is just too cute for words! What a great card for a boy!

Kristina Lynn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN!
He will love it Kathy, and when he is older he will look back and see and the time and love that goes in to things like this and know he is VERY loved.

Leigh said...

Love your little man's card. Mmmm you are a bit wet down there aren't you? Hope your finger is better soon.

Julia Aston said...

what a great boys card! love the rocket and the personalized circle sentiment!

Jane said...

Fab card, love the colours!

Jane :0)
xx

Angella D. Crockett said...

Happy Birthday, Ben!!! Once he grows up, he will love looking at the hand-made cards from his Mum!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Kathy, this is adorable! Thanks for playing with the sketch!

Judy Rozema said...

CUTE AS CAN BE!!!! And Happy Birthday to Ben!

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