Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Big Top Birthday

This past January my son, Nathan turned SIX years old and he asked for a Carnival/Circus themed birthday party.  When I sat down to create his birthday card, I knew that I didn't want it to be too babyish (he is a big time Kindergartener now after-all, lol) but not too grown up either.  

I started with a card base using Papertrey Ink's Hawaiian Shores cardstock.  The white cardstock mat and various designer paper layers (from a mixture of different companies) were created with my Perfect Layers tool. I made my own background on the center white cardstock panel by using Baja Breeze ink (Stamping Up) and a ticket stamp from PTI's - It's Official stamp set.  You guys know that I'm not a "real" stamper and if I can't color a stamp I'm not really sure what to do with it.  LOL  So the fact that this little design element actually worked out the way I pictured it in my head had me SO tickled!!   

I chose this adorable Happy Lion image from Kenny K which I colored with Copics.  After fussy cutting the image I added foam tape behind it to give dimension.  The circus tent die is from The Cat's Pajama's which is popped up with foam tape as well.  The gold number 6 is a chipboard sticker I found in my stash.  

Copics Used:
Lion Body: E59, E99, YR27, YR24, YR31, YR30
Lion's Mane: E31, E33, E34, E37, E25, E29
Eyes: YG97, YG95, YG25
Tongue: R37, R35, R20

Here's a few photo's from Nathan's big day under the big top!!  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!


scrapn_momof2 said...

You, my friend, are out of control with your talent!! Not only is your card for Nathan, FANTASTIC!! But the party is over the top incredible!! I want to be you when I grow up. :)

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Your card looks fabulous! I'm sure Nathan was excited! Looks like one amazing're a good Mom!

FitXmom said...

As always, amazing Wendy!! You sure are so creative with your cards and also with your birthday party decorations!!

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

OMG! Look at all those amazing party decorations! Nathan is one lucky little boy! Brandon turns 5 in May, can I fly you in and hire you as my party planner?! xo

Julie D. Richards said...

Oh wow Wendy, this is too stinking cute. What a fab party you gave your son.

Chitra Nair said...

Wowwwww auch a cute card.. And the party decoration is so amazing..

Mary J said...

Looks like a lot of fun was had by all, Wendy! And your card is brilliant - amazing colouring again!

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