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
x

29 comments:

Amanda said...

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

KT Fit Kitty said...

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

Sarah said...

Brilliant card Di!! xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic lego card
hugs Tamara

Liz said...

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

Sammy said...

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

Kath said...

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

Lucy Woods said...

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

Pippa said...

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

Hettie said...

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

Jenny L said...

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.

SARN said...

FAB Lego card and great CASE.

Carry on Sarn't Major!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Juls said...

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

mamapez5 said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Jean Straw said...

Fabulous Lego card Di, I love it.
Jean x

Karen Petitt said...

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

Pat said...

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

Sandra H said...

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

Sue said...

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

Carol L said...

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

Greta said...

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

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

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

Vicky Hayes said...

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

Sue - said...

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!!

Elizabeth said...

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

MaryH said...

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

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

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!

Linby said...

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