Friday, January 30, 2009

A Birthday Celebration!!!

Well....I am on a roll here, huh? lol!! Maybe if I lived in the Antarctic and were snowed in all of the time...I would have more stamp time! hehehe!!!! The kiddo and I have been in our Jammies (different jammies....we have bathed....lol!) since Tuesday, I think! We have to get dressed tomorrow at the latest...we have a birthday party to go to....his birthday is today though...HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOGAN!!!!! We promise to be dressed tomorrow for your party! :)

It was perfect! This week's Blogger's Challenge is a theme - birthday. And I needed to make a birthday card! Logan is turning two and he looooves tractors, so he is having a John Deer party. I did score with a John Deer gift that I think he will love.....but I do not have any stamps that are remotely tractorish let alone John Deer. What is a person to do???? Pull the color scheme and go with it!??!??!? Here is what I did:


Isn't it cute? I did pull out some retired wild wasabi - it paired so great with garden green (or is the John Deer Green???) Here are the deets.... The main image panel is confetti white. I stamped the "happy" with my jumbo outline alphabet, overlapping the letters on purpose. I then colored them with a blender pen and ink refills. I used garden green and summer sun for the letters and where they overlapped, I used wild wasabi - I love the look of this!!! I then used the Birthday stamp from Hugs and Wishes and inked only the word "Birthday" with a basic black stampin write marker and stamped it below. Since he is turning two...I wanted a "2" or two of something on there....So I pulled out my crazy for cupcakes and stamped two balloons - love it! I then stamped then two more times on scraps of confetti white. I colored them in the a blender pen and summer sun and garden green ink. I wanted them to sparkle...a little boy can have a little glitter, right??? So, I took my versamark pen and colored the entire balloon and then embossed with heat and stick powder and then dazzling diamonds....perfect!! I cut them out and then adhered them down with stampin dimensionals. I matted that entire panel onto summer sun and then onto the card base, wild wasabi. I felt like it was still missing something....ribbon! I had to add ribbon....I tied a bow with my black gingham ribbon.


I think it still looks boyish....don't you? What do you think?

13 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

Great card, Regina. I love how you colored in the letters and the sparkly balloons are super!

Lori said...

This is adorable! Love the super sparkly balloons.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Great card Regina! Oh yes...could certainly go to a boy! I really like the yellow and green together! :D

Connie said...

Yes! Definitely boyish...great job!

Connie Paxman said...

Love the Birthday theme with balloons...and yellow and green go so well together.
connie paxman

Ida P. Krause said...

Very nice. The sparkly balloons are delightful. Happy birthday to your son!

Lisa Bohler said...

LOVE John Deere! Grew up on a farm and spent many hours on a John Deere lawn mower and almost every tractor my dad ever had was a Deere! He even toured the plant in Iowa!

The pattern of the colors is adorable and I love the sparkle of the balloons!

MJ said...

Very cute and creative. Love it.

Kristen said...

I think your vcard looks great. Nice job!

Marcia P said...

Great card Regina, love the colours .... very appropriate!

:) Marcia

Lisa Somerville said...

cute - love the sparkles

StampingSelene said...

Terrific Job with the challenge! I love the overlap in the letters and your coloring! Wonderful Job!

Sheryl said...

Fun card! I like how you colored the letters.