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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Birthday Boy

My son Niall celebrated his 20th birthday yesterday and as a die hard Nintendo fan, it was a total 'no brainer' to use an image from their latest game release for his card.
Starting with an 8" x 8" card blank, I used primary coloured papers and layered up various panels ... with a little help from the cuttlebug for a touch of texture.  The greeting was a self adhesive sticker stuck onto a punched scallop circle and layered onto graduated Nestabilities Stars.
The inner sentiment was a little play on words, (relating to the actual game), and in hindsight, should probably have been printed rather than hand written, but gold peel off letters help to brighten it up a bit and improve the look.
Needless to say he was delighted with my efforts and rewarded me with a huge hug of thanks.  Tell me ... What more does a mother need?
The card I made for Naomi to give him was created using a glittery wizard decoupage image, which was trimmed with decorative scissors and mounted onto foam pads.   
It was teamed with the most gorgeous patterned paper, given to me by my fellow Bah Humbugger Ann, who kindly sent Niall a really fun froggy card with googly eyes, (posted HERE on her blog), and a gift of silicon cake moulds, which were a lovely surprise to him and very much appreciated.   He can't wait to get back to Edinburgh now to test them out!   
Hmmmmm ... Wonder if we'll be allowed to sample the results?
This paper has a wonderfully luxurious look, feeling almost like expensive wallpaper, and has the most amazing silky sheen.   For that reason the remaining sheets will probably only be used for those extra-special cards for extra-special people ... and maybe not even then!
I may just stroke it and put it away again ... Trust me! ... that's what we crafters do!  

5 comments:

Ann said...

Both cards are totally stunning Max. No wonder you got a huge hug. Glad he had such a great birthday.
Ann xxx

Ultramum said...

That would be ideal for my Jonathan - his birthday is next Monday and haven't started his card yet!!!

Susan.... said...

Hi Max,
Happy belated birthday to Niall, hope he had a fab day !
Those are two special cards Max ! l bet he loved them.
Just been catching up on all your love makes too !
Hope you are all well !
Hugs
susan x

Samantha said...

Ha haaa Great card Max! my son is 14! he would love this card too! bet your Son has it proud on the mantle! love the other card you made too! ACE job! Samantha :0)

Aquarius said...

Two great cards and so good when they are really personal to someone. I'm a fellow Nintendo fan and am years older than your son LOL!!!