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.
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!!