Saturday, January 22, 2011

Edwin says Happy Birthday

My grandson, Skylar, celebrates his 8th birthday soon so I made him a birthday card. I found several challenges to help my inspiration. Since the list is rather long I will list them first.

So, here is my card.

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My background paper strips are basic grey and the Bingo is Core’dinations. To impress the Bingo on my paper I used my Tim Holtz Texture Fade Bingo and ran it through my Big Shot. I sanded it using my trusted sanding block from Stamping Scrapping. Man, that block last a long time and it’s even washable!! Then I made a tag using my Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio and stamped Happy Birthday in Memento Tuxedo Black. I added some brads and buttons to the card. I cut the 8 out using my Cricut and Doodletype cartridge.

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I always keep the rubber from my stamps that I trim and added some of that behind Edwin and the 8 to lift it off the card. This works great to use for dimension.

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My image is Edwin wants a hug and he is available for preorder at Stamping Scrapping.  I colored him with the following Copics.

  • Skin – E13, E11, E00, E000, R21, R20
  • Clothes – B99, B97, B95, B93, B91, YG25, YG13, YG00, YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93
  • Shoes and hair – E37, E35, E33, E31

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For the 8 I threaded a long piece of ribbon through both holes and hooked the rubber to it on the back. At first I was going to have Edwin hold it in front of him but then you couldn’t see his cute little outfit so I decided to put it over head, kind of like a balloon.

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The inside of the card uses the same patterened paper as the front and also used a sentiment from Stampin UP.

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Thanks for stopping by and visiting. I love all of your comments and they are very much appreciated!!


Patty said...

Oh that is really cute! He looks like such a little man! Great job!

wljp65 said...

AWWWWW! really sweet! love the colors you used. Neat way to use a bingo card!

Wendy - daffygal

Card Crazy said...

Great card! I love Edwin's "swing". Looks like he's having a ball. Happy birthday to your grandson!
Sue S.

Cindy said...

Simply awesome - love the colors, love the coloring, love the '8', the ribbons, simply inspired. C2

Vivi Casale said...

your card is adorable!!! Love the Edwin!! and the background you created on your card!!!

Jean said...

Goodness Stephanie, this is so adorable.. any little boy would just love to get his hands on this card.. I had no idea what to do with this card but you have given me ideas and they are different, but now know there is more to do.. your coloring is so vibrant and love the color scheme.. the bingo numbers are so perfect for the card and the inside is also gorgeous.. a great card.
Hugs, Jean

Yone said...

Wow, Stephanie, that's such a cute and creative card ! Hugs, Yone

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Stephanie! Love your coloring and the colors are awesome!
hugs, Sharon

Christina C. said...

Beautiful job, Stephanie! Your Edwin is so handsome, colored magnificently! A lot of creativity going on here!!!

Rene said...

Oh my goodness this is so cool! He's going to LOVE it!
What a fantastic keepsake!
Rene :D

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card, perfect colours
Thanks for joining us at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Karen said...

Stephanie, this is so cute!! Your coloring is always awesome!! : )

Unknown said...

It is great, he should love it! Love the colors, this is great!

Chris said...

Very nice card. I am sure your grandson will love it.

Terry Oulboub said...

Hi Stephanie, what a sensational card. I especially love that Bingo paper and the distressing you did to achieve that fabulous look! Your coloring of Edward is exquisite - this is so gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Tellen's Place this week! :~)

the PaperTemptress said...

Adorable card, he is going to LOVE it. That is a hard age to make a card that they will love but you did GREAT!
the PaperTemptress

Barb Hardeman said...

Awwwww, Stephanie! This card is not only cute as a button, it's interactive for the boy! He'll love to feel and the texture and layers and dimension you put on this card, and to know how much grandma loves him...Beautiful work...hugs...Barb

Sandy said...

Wonderful card Stephanie -- I love what you did with this ribbon-. Can I borrow this idea -- LOL!
Sandy Dehon

Fran said...

Adorable! Any little boy would love getting a card that was made with so much love. Heck I would love to get that card & I'm a girl, lol. Beautiful job Stephanie. Hugs, Fran

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Its not very often I get to see an Edwin card. I absolutely love your card. Everything is in perfect unison. Well done! skylar is going to love it!


Hi Stephanie
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Stephanie. Great card, lots of fab detail and texture. Love the colour combination, and your image is beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Love Sandra x

Cordine said...

Gorgeous card! He's gonna love it!

Iulia said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Wonderful details and the inside looks great too!
Hugs, iulia

Myrna said...

I love it!!!! Love the BINGO card idea and Edwin is colored so wonderfully! Super job Stephanie!

lindamariedesigns said...

he's adorable; I'm sure your gs will love it.

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in with our sketch challenge over at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the details!
Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

Joynana said...

Love the bingo embossing and your choice of colors. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

What little boy wouldn't be over the moon to get this? Great colours and texture with your cute image.
Thankyou for sharing this at Tellen's Place And do hope you can come back next time

Donna said...

What a wonderful card! I love the embossed numbers. Edwin is adorable. Thanks for celebrating with Delightful Challenges!

Mandy said...

Lovely card,great image and the paper,embossing and colours are beautiful...Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men...
Mandy x

Heather said...

Fabulous card Stephanie, fantastic colours, beautifully coloured Edwin and your distressing is perfect.

So glad you could join us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
hugs Heather xx

tiggertastic said...

gosh this is such a creative make, love your colouring hun just perfect

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Creative Card Crew ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Nancy Jensen said...

So sweet! Love your coloring and the layout. I bet your grandson LOVED it!

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful and delightful cards! I love that embossing folder. Thanks for sharing :o)

scotspanda said...

fabulous card! the image is great and I love the colours you've used

thanks so much for entering my male inspired challenge at Allsorts this week. Good luck in the prize draw


Amanda xx

Alison said...

Love the colours and that cute Edwin, fab card! Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men.
Hugs, Alison x

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