Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Star's Birthday

This card is a little on the busy side for me. But I didn't make it for me; I made it for a special boy in our lives. Our grandson, Dillon, turns 8 this week and this wish is on its way to him in Missouri.

I was reminded of an important lesson in using chipboard while making this card. Like paper, chipboard has two sides. Depdending on the design, if you don't like how one side comes out, you can just flip it over and start inkng and stamping again. My first take on this star was a Summer Sun background with Ruby Red polka dots. Yeah, it looked like part of a clown's costume. Way too young for Dillon. His favorite color is red so I turned it over and started again, keeping it simple this time in Ruby Red with chocolate distressing.

All the words are stamped. I outlined the word "birthday" with dark brown marker.

Happy Birthday, Dillon!

Ingredients: Paper: American Crafts

Ink: Stampin' Up! Ruby Red, Not Quite Navy, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip

Stamps: Hearts and Stars from Rhonna Farr, Letters from Stampendous and Paper Studio

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