Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Last minute Lego card

I had to make a very last minute card for one of Len's great nephews - and boy/male cards are never easy for me so I turned to Pinterest and found some great ideas there for Lego cards. I well and truly CASE'd a card made by Tina, who is a SU Demonstrator over in Oz - thanks Tina! This was the result:
I used:

- A6 black card blank

- a layer of slightly smaller white card stock

- a layer of smaller again black card stock for the board - I ran it through the Cuttlebug using Cuttlebug's 'Swiss Dots' folder

- snippets of red, blue, yellow and green card - punched using SU's 1" square punch and SU's Itty Bitty round punch. Yay Irene, you were right - there are uses for that 1" square punch :)

- I didn't double layer the 'dots' as Tina did (lack of time as I said) but did add the white Signo pen curves to give the impression of dimension

- the 'happy birthday' sentiment was stamped using a stamp from the 'Happy Messages' set by Stampendous, and a Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad

Phew, despite a Birthday Book right behind my desk on an eye level shelf, it only works if you remember to check it!

Still really busy here - who would have thunk it would take so much just to prepare for a shower room and bedroom to be revamped. It's like a military operation for goodness sakes!

Di
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29 comments:

  1. What a perfect card, I love anything lego related. Hugs, Amanda x

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  2. How clever! My nephew loves Lego in a big way! I may have to CASE this hehe!

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  3. My great nephew would just love this! Guess what's going to be on his fifth birthday card next month! ;-)

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  4. Oh this is just FAB!! Love it! And I think my son would probably love it too when his birthday comes around... Thanks for the idea! x

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  5. Love the lego card - will remember this for my nephew's birthday!
    Kath x

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  6. This is so fab Di! The White pen lines really finish it off!
    Lucy x

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  7. Thank you Di, you have given me some ideas for inchies! Great card x

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  8. What a fabulous idea for the menfolk...whatever age. I just love this. I will have to remember it for Hubby's next birthday!
    Hugs
    xx

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  9. Hi Di,
    what a really super card.
    I love the super design of this, and such a fab idea of Tina's, and your version.
    I know exactly what you mean about the Birthdays Book.
    I just don;t know where my head has been lately, as you say it only works if you look at it. lol.
    I nearly forgot my daughter in laws, one and remembered just the night before, luckily I had an appropriate one in my stash of cards that are made.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  10. FAB Lego card and great CASE.

    Carry on Sarn't Major!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  11. Love it!! ... So creative, love it :-) xx

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  12. An excellent card. It would take me ages to line all those dots up right! The white curves really do the trick too. Kate x

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  13. Brilliant card Di, looks great and I do so love the Lego cards and so did my Grandson when I did him one a couple of years ago so I am sure that the boy will love this.
    I didn't have the embossing folder then so I used card candy but the embossing folder is a great idea.

    Kath xx

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  14. Fabulous Lego card Di, I love it.
    Jean x

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  15. That is fabulous! What a great idea - I think DH would like this as he did love Lego as a kid!
    As to your question Di I had no idea that there was a Brusho paint in white lol! That top panel was lightly sprayed with water and then I just sprinkled minimal powder here and there which let it bleed out gently and kept some areas white and I loved that look! Karen x

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  16. What a great idea for a child's card Di. I think this one may well be used for a little boy's birthday quite soon. x

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  17. This is the best childs card l have seen for a long time Di my grandchildren would love something like this its gorgeous x

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  18. Fab card Di I did try to comment earlier but blogger was being a proverbial pain again!! huggles Sue xx

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  19. Oh my goodness, I LOVE this cute lego card! I may have to CASE this one from you! NJ!

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  20. What a great card for a boy--love it, Di!

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  21. OH Di this is a cracker .. love it Shaz in Oz.x

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  22. I expect Len's great nephew will be delighted with this fab card Di! You sound as if you're up to your eyes in revamping - but just think about the peace and quiet of the end result! Vicky x

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  23. Great Lego card! I think you've found a quick way of adding some dimension using the pen.When I made them for my grandsons I spent AGES inking round all the little circles and I do mean ages!!

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  24. Very clever, Di. Your squares and circles make very convincing Lego bricks. A perfect boy's card. Even some big boys, e.g. the artist, Nathan Sawaya who is exhibiting his work in London at the moment - http://artofthebrick.co.uk/the-exhibition - and I heard recently that David Beckham loves playing Lego with his boys :) Elizabeth xx

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  25. Bold, graphic and textured. These pieces looked very realistic too. Perfect for a young lad. I like this one - lots! TFS

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  26. I have yet to try one of these cards, but by the my grand is growing like a weed, I am sure I will have a reason soon. This is excellent!

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  27. I don't BELIEVE it! I just made a Lego card with snippets and was about to upload this week. Yours is fab.
    Linby x

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