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Monday, 17 February 2014

Bright and Snappy Birthday Card

Good morning everyone hope you had some sunshine yesterday like we did, unfortunately we are back to wet, dull and drab.  Today I have my DT halfway inspiration card for The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge, another bright snappy card to lift the drab day a little.  This month we are sponsored by Just Some Lines and our theme is All About Boys. 

this month's winner will receive a fabulous $12 gift certificate to their store.

My card is for my Grandson who will be 5 this month, I wanted something bright and fun so picked this crab image from Just Some Lines to work with.  I was inspired to use the rainbow colours by an article in February's Craft Stamper. The background was coloured using the Tim Holtz bubble mask and bright coloured alcohol inks, the edges of the card were blended with DI.  The crab was printed onto yellow card and a second crab printed on white card, coloured with Promarkers, fussy cut and stuck over the image with sticky fixers.  I trimmed the card down so the eyes poked over the top and blended some DI over the corners.  The numbers (Stampers Anonymous) were stamped in black archival ink, a piece of orange card and a number 5 were added then over stamped with a Michael Powell stamp in black archival ink. The crab was layered over the orange card and a computer generated sentiment added.  The crab was added to the insert too with a verse for a 5 year old.  All card used was from Papermill Direct.

A nice bright card to brighten a special little boy's day, hope it has brightened your day too.


Stephanie said...

Cute card. Your grandson will love it.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a great and colourful card Sylv.

gr karin

Kate M said...

Fabulous card for a five year old!
Lovely bright colours and I love that crab!!

Zoe said...

Wow! What a clever and fab card, love all the layers, so clever using the Micheal Powell stamp in the background! I bet he loves it?
Xx Zoe xx

Kay Dalton said...

what a great kids card, love the sentiment x

Craftyfield said...

Love these bright colours (never tried alcohol inks on card but I love the effect) and it's a perfect card for a 5 year old! The Michael Powell stamp peeking from underneath is a great choice too.

ionabunny said...

Really like this bright happy card

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

loving the bright colours hun great job x

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

That crab is too cute. Great job Sylv. Cheers, Holley