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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Happy Birthday, Sebastian...

My grandson turns 10 today, so I want to wish him a very happy birthday! He spent some time with us this summer, and one of the things he liked to do was practice his skate-boarding on the walk in front of our house. For that reason, I thought he'd like this card:

I think he'd be thrilled if he could ride his skateboard like this! I added a few stars made from glitter paper, because...well...everything looks better with a little sparkle!

The image was cut from the Dude! cartridge, and I used my ProMarkers to color some parts of the bottom (skin-toned) layer to add some more dimension. I actually prefer to do this when I can, rather than cutting out all those tiny pieces and trying to adhere them together properly.

I liked the blue and green patterned background paper except for the odd red centers on some of the circles. To change them, I simply colored them with a purple marker (to better match my skate boarder) and then added some Diamond Glaze on top. These centers look nearly black in the photo, but they truly are a deep purple.

For the inside, I added a few more glittery stars to my sentiment and embellished the panel with a couple of flags cut from the DSP.  The card didn't bend back easily, which is why it looks a bit rounded on either side at the top.

I do hope Sebastian has a spectacular day! He is growing up in Germany, so we don't get to see him as often as we'd like.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Your grandson will love it. That is one awesome skateboarding dude!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous and brilliant card