Today I finally got motivated to make my great-nephew a card for his first birthday. I wish we didn't live so far away. We always miss all the fun birthday parties! Anyway, I got some inspiration from a couple of card challenges. The #justaddinkchallenge323 is to "just add F". Your challenge is to add something to your card that begins with the letter "F". It can be an item such as a flamingo or flag, but it could also be a technique such as faux stitching. I am making mine a "first" birthday card. The other challenge is the #HLSAugustanythinggoeswithdieschallenge. This challenge is a bit more obvious. I used LOTS of dies on this card. YAY! Here are the links to the two challenges:http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2016/08/just-add-ink-323-just-add-f.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FkHRyA+%28Just+Add+Ink%29 and http://www.happylittlestampers.com/2016/08/hls-august-anything-goes-with-dies.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HappyLittleStampers+%28Happy+Little+Stampers%29
To make the card I used the Scallop Oval Flip-its die from Sizzix. I actually went through some of older paper stash and found this collection called "Let's Roll" by Imaginisce. It had the perfect images of vehicles for a little boy card. I then dug through my scraps and found enough papers to match. Yay, again! The yellow and white ovals are actually cut from a Spellbinders set. I die cut the "happy birthday"(Little B) and the 1st(Paper Smooches) from the scraps. I glued the 'happy birthday" directly to the yellow, but popped the "1" up with pop dots. The "st" is also glued directly to the yellow oval. It needed a little something more so I die cut the candle (Sizzix) from red and orange paper. I cut just the flame from the orange and glued it on top of the whole red piece. I then glued it to the oval. I added some yellow stardust gel pen to it for a little sparkle. I then glued the whole yellow piece to the card.
For the flip side of the card, I took the white oval piece and die cut a "m" (Paper Smooches) and a "3" (Sizzix Monkey Tails Sizzlets). My great-nephew is called "M3" because he is Michael III. I glued these pieces at the top. I then stamped the saying using stamps from Penny Black clear set called "Word Express". I added the punched heart(stash) at the bottom. And there you have it! I hope M3 has a great birthday! Thanks for stopping by.