In just a few days my youngest grandson, Zion, rolls into the big double digit age…..10 years old. Birthdays are always exciting, but moving into the double digits has got to be just so cool. So, he’s getting a simply cool card.
I chose my colors based on Zion’s interest in personalizing his Lego Star Wars Figures. For Christmas we gave him some metallic paints and paint brushes along with a glow-in-the-dark greenish paint. So for his card I used the Lemon Lime Twist card stock base for the “glow-in-the-dark” feature.
Then, using the Layering Alphabet Edgelets and four of Stamping’ Up!’s foils, I spelled out his name. And finally I used the Well Written Framelits for the ‘happy birthday’ greeting. I had originally planned on placing some sort of a Star Wars figure there but reality told me that just wasn’t going to happen.
I needed a little contrast for the bottom of the card front so I add a 3/4″ x 5-1/2″ strip of the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper pack. The designers of this Sale-a-Bration paper pack were smart in placing some stunning black/white patterns on the reverse sides of the whimsical butterfly designs. I’ve already gone through two packs of this great paper. When I first saw it I wasn’t so sure but it’s proven to be amazingly versatile.
Since I don’t like to send out ‘naked’ envelopes, I took the negative of the happy birthday die cuts and, along with a Sponge Dauber and the Lemon Lime Twist Classic Ink Pad, carefully sponged the words ‘happy’ and ‘birthday’ onto the envelope.
All I needed to add was Zion’s address on the envelope so I could get his card into the mail. I hope he enjoys his awesome big double digit birthday card—even if it doesn’t have a big ONE ZERO on the front. I’ll have how-to for using the Layering Alphabet Edgeless Dies tomorrow. They’re a bit tricky, a bit easy and oh so much fun.