Wednesday, May 11, 2011

still Making it Monday! another boy birthday card

Can you tell that I've been getting in more time than usual at my craft table lately? Ahhh, how I love May! Spring semester is over so I'm not teaching until I start a summer course in July... the boys are still in school. That means mama has a quiet house to herself! :) So I'm still working on inking up some of my newest stamps, and my nephew's birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks. So I used the MIM: Selective Inking technique again on this card, with the new Boy Basics: Out of this World stamps and die:

I inked the countdown number strip only down to the 4, and then used the larger "3-2-1- blast off!"sentiment to finish the countdown. The "it's your day" is from Fillable Frames #8 and is stamped on a banner die-cut. I loved coloring that cute little rocket ship and flame tail with Copics!

I also finished the inside, using a stamp from Birthday Tags. I liked that the stars tied in with the stars on the card front, and added some more stars from Out of this World (ok, maybe I went a little overboard... I don't think my nephew will notice, lol!).

Of course, the rocket & flames are popped up on the front, which I think really adds movement. I also embossed the Enchanted Evening front panel and added a border-punched strip along the bottom.

Thanks for looking!


Lisa said...

Blast off indeed!!! This is just too cute, nice job.

Charlene said...

Love the colors! Cute, Cute!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Fabulous card, Debbie!!! Really out of this world! Love the happy colors!!
Hugs, Wendy

Jingle said...

This is a super cute card!

BethieJ said...

This is so CUTE!! I LOVE it!! I didnt get this set and EVERYTIME I see it I wonder WHY I didnt!! FANTASTIC!!!
Have a GREAT day!

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Lea L. said...

Debbie, this is just DARLING! I love how you've put the sentiment together, and the colors are just perfection!! Great job with PTI's Make It Monday challenge!!