Friday, September 18, 2009

Have a HOPPIN Birthday!

Our Kids' friend's Birthday seem to sneak up on me.  I realized I need a birthday card for a boy age 6 and a boy age 10 for this weekend. 

So I went to check out Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge and used that as a jumping off point for this card for the 6 year old. 

I have to say that this stamp set is ALL Tracy and Renee's fault!!!  I saw it in the catalogue, and thought it was cute, but then I saw wonderful cards they made with it, and it magically appeared on my wish list :) 



I colored the mama Kangaroo with Copic Markers (E31, E57), and then paper pieced her a shirt.  I just added lines to the sleeve ends, bottom and neck with a black pen.  The baby roo is popped up.  I think I could have smoothed out my colors a bit more with my markers...but I was in a rush...and it's all wrapped with the present already!

Because this little guy is one hoppin' 6 Year Old Dude, I added 6 presents to the card for fun (YG93, YG99, BG11, BG72, E31, E57)...and W2 for shadows. 

His name starts with G so I added a chipboard letter and circle, covering the circle with DP and just coloring the letter with BG72.     No other accents (GASP!)  but honestly a 6 year old boy won't notice if there aren't accents!  He's already rippin' open the present!  The card is really just for the mom :)  (LOL!)



Just cute and fun.  Now to the card for the 10 year old....this will be harder!  :)  Hopefully back with it later today or tomorrow!

Stamps:  Build A Roo, Teeny Tiny Wishes;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Always Artichoke;  Paper:  Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Classic Ivory Paper (Flourishes), Manchester DSP;  Accessories:  Chipboard Letters, Sticky Tape, Copic Markers, Dimensionals,

16 comments:

Mary J said...

Hi Christine - thx for leaving a lovely msg on my blog! I always "pop in" to see your gorgeous designs and I really like this little fella! I stapled an element on my nephew's card - thinking it less girlie - and he asked me if I had run out of glue - lol!! Cheeky thing. I especially like the way you've highlighted the sentiment - very clever! I'll be casing that if you don't mind...!

smallcity said...

this card is adoable, i have this set but didn't know what to do with it. You gave me some ideas.

smallcity

Jerri Kay said...

This is so hoppin cute Christine, I love it! I haven't seen the new catty yet. Since I dropped six months ago, I haven't had an opportunity to view any of the new sets. This one is so adorable!

Renée said...

LOL! It is a cute set and you've inspired me to pull it out again! Fabulous card!

Candice Schwartz said...

Oh what a cute card.

Joan Ervin said...

Soooo cute, Christine!!! That is such an adorable image...just perfect for a 6 yo boy!!! Awesome coloring and details, too!!!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Super sweet and cute! Love the little presents and the popped up baby roo.

Danni said...

LOVE this!!

Tracy said...

Oh my! That card is CUTE!!! Love the paper pieced shirt, super idea! Glad I could enable, er, I mean help a friend out, lol!

Michele Boyer said...

Gosh, this is cute, Christine! I love the plaid shirt and little pocket!

LeAnne said...

This is so sweet! Love the details!

Rose Ann said...

I love your piecing on this, and your adorable little kanga in the pouch!! This is so cute, Christine!!

Wendy said...

This is my fave of the week! I printed it off to copy, hope that is ok? I don't have the Kangaroo but will use another image. Everything about it rocks, I love the paper piecing! Amazing card!

Stampin'GHmom said...

This is just too cute for words! Love it!

Beate said...

that's too stinking cute! LOVE it!
Hugs and smiles

Kristin said...

Your coloring is just amazing! Every card is done to perfection- I must study your technique to get it down pat! Great card- I love this set and the little kangaroo but sadly don't have it. Love this card!