Cards for my Great Nephew

Cards for my Great Nephew



Hello, good morning! I’ve got a couple of birthday cards to share with you today. I made them for my great-nephew. He’s going to be 6 years old on 7 December. I’ve made them early as I want to get the cards in the post – and try to beat the postal strike!! Here’s the first card:



I used Make Some Noise stamps and dies on this card. I started by die cutting all the pieces to make the party noisemakers. I used white card for all the pieces and coloured the pieces with Copic markers. I followed the directions on the back of the package and assembled the two noisemakers. I took an A2 note card, turned it to landscape orientation and stamped the large birthday greeting. The greeting is a two-step stamp with ‘B R H A !’ on one stamp and ‘happy, happy I T D Y’ on a second stamp. The ‘happy, happy’ words are directly above the letters and, as I wanted to stamp each letter with a different colour ink, I carefully cut the words off the top of the letters. I stamped a rainbow confetti border around the edge of the card and adhered the two die cut noisemakers.



I cut a piece of white card for the inside, slightly smaller than the notecard. I stamped another birthday greeting and added some more birthday confetti.



The next card is for a budding spaceman! I used Out of this World stamps and dies. The stamp set includes a mini turnabout stamp which I used to make the star space. I trimmed the panel to fit on the front of an A2 notecard. I stamped a bold birthday sentiment. I finished by adding the spaceship. I cut the body of the spaceship from silver matte card. I cut the other pieces from white card and used Copic markers to colour them. I assembled the spaceship and adhered it to the note card and finished off by adding a touch of clear sparkle to the windows and flames.



Inside I cut a mat layer of silver card and on the white card I stamped a birthday greeting and added more stars. These sets are great for making cards for children - both boys and girls. To be fair - I think they'll work for my son Ben too - and he'll be 27 next year!!!


That’s all for now. See you next week.

Deborah, x