Tuesday, May 20, 2014
A Magical Birthday
Hello Everyone! There is much excitement in our house today as our son celebrates his 9th birthday! He is a BIG reader and is happily working his way through the Harry Potter series, so I thought, what a great idea for a theme for his card. The problem I had was finding a Gryffindor crest in a stamp......have any idea how hard that is? Had no luck AT ALL - so I found a printable image (you know, like the colouring pages they have for children) and printed it on X-press It Blending Card and coloured it in with Copics (R46, R59, Y21, Y26, Y28, C1, C3, C5).
The card itself is very simple, a base of Cherry Cobbler layered with So Saffron and a piece of DP that I found right at the bottom of my stash - it was originally deep red with white dots, but I coloured all the dots with Y21 Copic so that I stayed with the Gryffindor colours! :) I've cut two notched tags in brown and Saffron and also cut his name out of Saffron using Spellbinders Font One Uppercase. Once the Gryffindor crest was coloured, I've cut it out with Spellbinders Labels 22 and put it over the tags.
A pretty basic card really, but I thought our boy would love that it was done in his favourite books theme! It's hard to believe he's 9 already - seems like yesterday that this adorable bundle of joy arrived into our lives with his chubby cheeks, blonde hair and sweet face! Happy Birthday Ben - we love you around the universe and back again!
Thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!! :)