Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Happy Birthday, Jackson! :)

My nephew is turning 4 years old today! Happy Birthday, Jackson! :) I sent him a birthday card to celebrate. My sister told me that the theme for his birthday is dinosaurs, so I made him a card with a reptile look to it. He is just learning to spell his name, so I'm hoping he recognizes his name on the card!

Here is the card that I sent him.

I embossed the background with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and then brushed it randomly with Versamark ink so it would look more reptile/leather-like. I added green zig-zag border to look like scales. I was inspired by Nichole's card. I stamped his name with PTI Outlines Alphabet (a must-have set!) and colored it with copics. The sentiment is from PTI Birthday Basics.

Here's the inside.

The dinosaur is from PTI Tiny Treats: Valentine and I added a sentiment from Birthday Basics. I love that the cute images from this Valentine's set can still be used year round. They are so great for children's cards.

I taped a gift card holder to the inside of the card. You can read more about the gift card holder in my post here.

A close-up of the sentiment.

Our cat, Ashley, had to inspect the card and make sure she approved! :)

That's all for today. Thanks so much for visiting and taking a look!

Have a sunny day! :)


Jennifer Carter said...

How cute! I'm sure he'll love it. I like how you colored the letters and finished off the inside!

Nadine said...

What a fun card! I love how you made the reptile background and the coloring you did on his name. What a great sentiment to put on the inside too. Im sure he will love it! :o)

Sue Ann said...

OMG....... I totally love this!!!

megspaulding said...

This is adorable. The background is great!!! It reminds me of a dinosaur right when I looked at it. SO fun!

Jennifer K said...

Monica! this is totally awesome. I love how you captured the texture and shape of a dinosaur on the front of the card without a single picture of one. And the way you created the gift card holder and taped it to the inside front of the card is so polished and professional. Great job on this (I may have to CASE this one :) ).

Liz said...

Too cute! I love the background; it's perfect!

Dana said...

This is wonderful! I LOVE the "skin" look on the outside...so clever! And your kitty cracks me up!

Diane Jaquay said...

Monica, this is AWESOME!! Love the reptile/leather look, and the way you stamped and colored his name, great job!

Ingrid Danvers said...

What a great card, Monica. I love both the inside and outside. I am glad I ordered the alphabet stamp set too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sherry said...

That is soooo cool! I love the reptile look!

Shiloh said...

Great card! I love the coloring in the name!

Alyssa B said...

Great card! And what a cute name for a cat

Debbie Gaydos said...

This is so stinkin' cute, what a great idea to use the set for an inside sentiment! LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing! :)

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