Thursday, 13 January 2011

For my son ....

... a very special birthday card and envelope.  Ben is 15 years old today - he's grown up into a lovely young man.  It's hard to believe just how quickly the time has gone - he was such a cute little baby.  Anyway, Ben is a very keen World of Warcraft (on-line game) fan, and he specifically asked for a WOW card.  So I was more than happy to oblige.

This week's challenge on Just Us Girls is technique based - they want us to decorate the envelope to go with the card, and also line the envelope.  I've sort of stuck to the requirements - but the envelope is square with a very small area under the flap - so I decided not to do a liner.  But the decoration certainly goes with the card.  I kept the card really clean and simple, I found a WOW image from their website and printed it onto satin finish photo paper, and then simply stamped a frame in a co-ordinating colour.  The graffiti style stamp is from one of my favourite Waltzingmouse stamp sets - Free Spirit - Boy.  This is great for teenage boys!!

Edited by me!! - 13/01/11 - 7.30am - just tried to use Linky on the Just Us Girls site - but it's closed - so I missed the challenge for this week - never mnid, I'll try again next week.

The front of Ben's card - I added the greeting in Publisher

The inside - the image on the vellum is a washout version of the front - but it doesn't really show up well here!!

I added a smaller picture (reversed the image) opposite the greeting.

The envelope - the image was printed onto vellum - slightly stronger than the one inside the card.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit Boy
Inks: Memento - Danube Blue
Card:  Papermania 8 x 8 white card; lilac backing card and vellum from stash

Kathryn also made a special card for her brother.  The topper (on the front and back of the card) are by Kanban Cards - really appropriate for a teenage boy.  The inside of the card is a popout that came free with one of my magazines.  I think she's coloured it in really well.

The front of Ben's card

The back - I really like this image!

The inside - with a bright and cheerful pop-out!!

I'm sure that Ben will have a fantastic day today - with lots of lovely cards. 

That's all for now - I'll be back again later.


  1. Look out Deb, Catherine will be taking over all your card stash and doing you out of a job! They are both great cards.

  2. Brill card for a teenage boy, You have put a lot of thought into it.
    x xx

  3. Congratulations and happy birthday to your son!
    He will be over the moon about this card you made; it's fabulous. And the same goes for the one that's made by your daughter. I can see that talent runs into the family :)
    Enjoy this special day!

  4. I bet it means a lot to Ben that you and Kathryn have taken such care over his cards. They are both amazing.

  5. Happy B-day to your son! Your card is fab! Mr Linky is fixed resubmit it to jugs! Thanks for playing along with us this week!

  6. Happy birthday to your son!!! What a great card! I'm sure he's going to love it! Wonderful matching envie! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls! Hope you'll join us again next week! I added your card via Linky for you :)

  7. Wow this is fun. What a great BD card for your son. Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week. We appreciate your participation and your support.


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