Happy Monday 🙂 Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Boots Challenges and the theme, chosen by the super talented Sandra, is “big birthdays.” I’ve chosen to make a card for my cousin’s son, Ed, who will make the massive leap into double figures later in the year:
I’ve mentioned before that Ed is the only child I ever make cards for as he is always interested in what I do and how I have done it. I decided to go with a football theme as not only is he a big fan of local team Sheffield Wednesday but he is also very knowledgeable about football in general.
The football itself was made using a hexagon embossing folder and running using it on both white and black card, then cutting out the black hexagons and arranging them within the white. After that I cut out a circle.
I picked up the chipboard numbers at Art from the Heart and simply glittered them. I’ve used some starry grosgrain ribbon, from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and threaded it through the numbers.
As this is a big birthday I added some stars, punched from silver glitter card, to finish it all off.The best thing of all about this card is that Ed’s birthday is not until August – how organised does that make me feel.
I think each of the Crafty Boots Design Team has opted for a different big birthday, so do be sure to buzz over and see their fabulous cards. Hope you’ll also share your projects with us.
Thanks for buzzing by.