Saturday, January 27, 2018

Wishing you an EPIC year!

I've got a quick, easy boy birthday card to share with you today. My cutie Rowan had his 8th birthday on the 20th and I made this for him. Part of me thinks that he could probably care less, but then I worry that if I'm not giving the ones that are closest to me special cards, they might not feel like I care about them. I always make fun cards for their friend's birthdays, so I wanted to make him something fun! When the "Boy Basics" line of mini stamp sets came out YEARS ago, I bought a few of them because I had a young boy at the time. Fast forward a few years and I have LOTS of young boys! LOL!  
For today's card, I chose to use the Boy Basics; Game On mini stamp set. They enjoy playing video games and we have both the Playstation and Wii, which are focused on in the set, so I thought it would be fun! I took all of my color cues from the wrapping paper that I wrapped his presents in. I decided to use all of the small images together to create one large focal image.

I actually really like how all of the elements and colors worked together for a nice arrangement. The background is dry embossed using a birthday Cuttlebug embossing folder that is very old. It is one of the first embossing folders that I got way back in the day! It is one of my favorites, though! I adhered that to an A2 card base. 

I stamped the red "button" images twice and then punched it out using a 3/4 inch circle punch. I popped them up using foam squares for some dimension since the card is so flat. I decided to add a few more details that you can see in the last photo.

For the inside, I die cut the number eight using the By the Number die set. I also noticed while searching for the link for these, they have the coordinating "mat" for these numbers. I think that will be a definite must have! I die cut it 4 times using Enchanted Evening carstock. I've been searching for a replacement for the old SU! color "Not Quite Navy", without luck. I was hoping this would be the solution, but it's "not quite right" LOL! Anyway, if you know of a good substitute, leave me a comment! I'd be thrilled to hear! After it was glued together, I added some wink of stella over the top and then stamped a few more of the images below the 8. you can see, I couldn't leave it well enough alone and added some Nuvo Crystal glaze over the top of the red buttons. I also added some wink of stella to the blue controllers and some glaze on those buttons as well. I think it added just the right touch! Thanks for fluttering by!


Kathy said...

LOVE this card! Colors are so attractive and dynamic design. Glad I discovered your blog through your RC SFYTT win....Congrats!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you, Kathy! I appreciate you stopping by! Actually, if it wasn't for you, I wouldn't have known I won!LOL! I didn't realize it was a contest!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚Thanks so much for the sweet comment!

Cindy Lyles said...

This is adorable Kelly!!