Jack turned 3 last week and we're having a little afternoon tea gathering today to celebrate. Thought I'd share the card I made him. He's a bit of a train fan so Choo Choo was the perfect choice. My card was inspired by one I got in a swap from Angela Dickins. Here is the closed view:
And when you open it up ...
Stamp Sets: Choo Choo plus the Right On Track wheel, On Your Birthday for the greetings, and the love heart is from Short & Sweet, Pocket Silhouettes for the grass hidden in there amongst the sponged brown ground.
Colours: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Close To Cocoa, Basic Black
Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch (to do the clouds), Sponge Daubers, Scallop Oval Punch, Brilliant Blue marker and my favourite Paper Snips scissors which got a work out cutting out all those carriages!
Sponging round the greeting scallop oval helped to make it look a little steam cloudish.
To make the clouds I punched a couple of scallop circles and used them as a mask with a sponge dauber.
Our birthday boy is a big music fan. He'll sit for ages watching intently when a music concert DVD is playing. One of his favourite bands is Muse. The lead singer is Matthew Bellamy and Jack is a bit of a fan. "No I want my hair sticking up like Matthew Bellamy." "I love a sparkly guitar like Matthew Bellamy."
Well, we decided to get him a 3/4 size guitar for his birthday and as you can see from the smile, its been a hit!
He's been sitting in that chair strumming away ever since it seems! He plays along to the credits while watching ABC Kids or just makes up his own songs.
Of course his favourite thing is to play along with Muse.
Anyway, happy birthday Jack. Glad you like your present.
And now I'd best head off. Gotta try to turn 2 sponge cakes into a guitar cake. Hmmmm! Will be back in the next few days to show you how I went.
Got heaps more here to show you too - some masculine cards (my brother turned 30 and I finished my Fathers' Day card early for a change) plus a bunch of gorgeous art journal covers from last week's class ladies.
And believe me, you REALLY need to check in here on Tuesday!
See you soon,