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Sunday, 1 May 2011

Grandson's Birthday Card

I suddenly realised today that I had a birthday card to make for my grandson who will be 12 on Wednesday. It's always difficult to make cards for boys - especially so as they get a bit older and much more fussy about things. I haven't made many boys cards lately but now I have made three in quite quick succession!

I decided to use my new founded ability to merge digi stamps and make a card with his dog Barney on it. He loves Barney more than anything and I know he will be pleased to see him on his card. Of course - I couldn't find a stamp that looked anything like Barney who is a Yorkie Poo - a cross between a Poodle and a Yorkshire Terrier but was able to find a stamp among my digis that looked quite like my grandson!

In the end I thought I'd try to see if I could use an actual photograph of Barney  - this was the result. I guess I could have cut the image of the dog out and decoupaged him over the boy's image but I must admit I enjoyed playing with Gimp again. lol


It took quite alot of fiddling to get the proportions right but I was quite pleased with the result.

The front of the card is covered with paper from my stash and a piece of bright blue mirriboard which I embossed with a  cuttlebug folder of birthday greetings.

The digi image of the boy is 'Music Micky' which I bought from Charmed Cards and Crafts and I coloured him with my Promarkers to look as much like my grandson as possible. I used three shades of Warm Grey for the hair, Ice Grey for the shading on the shirt, shoes and discs and cornflower blue for his jeans. The skin was done with Ivory, Vanilla and Blush.

  The image  of the boy and the dog,  which was one image, was then cut out and mounted on the mirriboard using silicone glue to make it stand out in relief.

The greetings banner was made in Word, using Word Art and this is the first time I have made a sentiment like this - I think I might use it again.

I am going to put this card into Here Come the Boys first challenge which is 'Anything Goes'.  Hope you like it. xx

25 comments:

karen said...

oh wow, what a clever design, I think you grandson will love this! Thanks for joining us at HCTB, hope to see you again, Karenx

Wendy (Woo to friends!) said...

Brilliant card! Love the colours and the image is fab! Thank you so much for joining in the fun at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

Judi said...

Oooh! I AM impressed!!! FANTASTIC card Yvonne! Love everything about it!

Judi xxx

coops said...

fantastic male card yvonne.i love the cool image and how you`ve nerged the digi`s.perfect colours too :D

xx coops xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh i love Mikey - and he looks even more cool with his little doggy friend lol
Thank for linking up to make it monday this week
Lisa x

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Yvonne. This is one cool card just perfect for a young man's card .I am sure he will be impressed ...I know I am . Your colouring is superb. Thanks for sharing and linking to Make it Monday .

GoonerGirl said...

Fabulous card Yvonne I love it..Chris x

Teresa said...

Ooh love this one too! Thanks again for sharing with us at HCTB's challenge.
Teresa xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

SO cool, thanks for sharing!

Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!
http://www.pixiedustpaperie.blogspot.com/

Ruth said...

Lovely card! Great idea with the dog! Ruth :)

Ruthie B`s said...

The card for your Grandson is fabulous. I love it. Thank you for your comment on my April Friendship Card. I appreciate it. Ruthieb xx

Sharon said...

What a fab card. Thanks for joining in our first challenge at Here Comes The Boys, and I hope we will see you again.
Sharon x

Mandy said...

Wonderful card...Love the colours....And a great idea with the dog...
Mandy x

GailieB said...

lovely card. The colours are perfect

Michelle said...

fantasic card. xx

Heather said...

lovely card xx

sparklingblackrose said...

Great boy card! Elaine-xxx- p.s I have candy!

alifrew said...

What a gorgeous personailsed card, I'm sure your grandson will be absolutely delighted. Although if he's 12, he'll prob be "made up!" x

sue said...

great card sue xx

Carrie said...

Stunning!!

*Hopped over from RedRottie's Leapblog*

SandraCraftyCardz said...

That is a great Male Card!

'Hopped on by from RedRotties Leapblog'

skated said...

Great card

Kate xxx

Nicola Anne said...

Wow, that must have taken you hours. I am just as impressed with the dinosaur card with the cowboy......... that is dedication to your craft lol. Well done ......

Dodici said...

great card!xxx

uhooi said...

Uhooi,,
Waw,, This card is very nice, cool and creative,,

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