Monday, 5 November 2012

4 years old today!

Our little neighbour, Joshua (or Josh) is four years old today, he was born on Guy Fawkes night and his Mum reckons there were more fireworks than just those in the sky that evening :)
So, it had to be one of Sarn's exploding cards - for details on how to make them go here. Huge fun to make and the instructions are really easy to follow.
 The inside.
 And the envelope, using an Elzybells stamp just to brighten it up a bit as it's already been hand delivered.

I used:

- SU blue card stock cut to A6 size and also a backing paper by SU

- red backing card behind the image from snippets folder

- main image stamped using LOTV's 'Land Ahoy' stamp and coloured with Pro Markers

- sentiment is also LOTV - stamped using SU's 'Marina Mist'

- inset made using Sarn's instructions (brilliant!) and Hero Arts stamp set called 'Good Friends' using 'Marina Mist' for the sentiment and 'Baja Breeze' as well as 'Marina Blue' for the flourishes - using Inkadinkadoo's 'Gemstone Flourishes' set

- a 'flag' made from a snippet of blue card cut using a Spellbinders die from their 'Pennants' set

- number 4 die cut using the numbers die by by 'Britannia Dies'

- 'JOSH' spelt out using peel offs

- Josy Rose nail heads on the sentiment - mostly to hide the flower design :)

I hope that's one happy little boy today :



scrappymo! said...

Fabulous card for a little boy...they are so scientific at 4...he will just so love to open and "explode" it and show everyone that comes over!!!Great card!

Mary said...

Great card for a little or big boy! Sarn shared a great card.

Amanda said...

Fab card for a little pirate, love the exploding bit too. hugs, amanda x

Annie said...

Fab card Di. I've just posted pics of Phoebe's 4th birthday hehehe
A x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a brilliant boys card Di.

mamapez5 said...

A great card for a little boy Di.The exploding cards are so easy with Sarah's tutorial aren't they, and very effective too. I like the flourish stamp you have used inside.
Kate x

tilly said...

what a great exploding card, one little boy will love this lol

Sarn said...

Woot Woot! This is FANTASTIC Di . . . so pleased you made him an exploding card . . . and I'm glad my little tutorial helped. Loving the pirate LOTV stamp and the cute Elzybells postage stamp on the envelope xxx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Happy birthday to birthday boy, your card is great.

Carol Willis said...

Fabulous card Di, I'm sure Josh will love it. Love this image and your fab layout.
Caz x

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my gosh! A-Dorable! Seriously! Cute!

Anonymous said...

That's such a perfect card, who would have thought of an exploding card for a Guy Fawkes birthday!! Love the colours too.


Bonnie said...

This is such a perfect image for a little boy! Love these exploding cards. Sarn says they're easy, but it doesn't look it.

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card! I bet Josh loves it!

Sandra H said...

Fabulous card for a lovely little boy Di he will love it! x

Kath said...

Fab card - thanks for the link to the exploding card, must try one!
Kath x

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Di,

What a perfect card!!! I'm sure Josh just loved it.

The Craft Fair was interesting - did o.k. but not great. Forgot my camera but did take photos with my phone - just need to figure out how to email them to myself!!!

(hi to Len)

Kathleen said...

Fabulous boys card Di, bet he loved it, great colouring and love the dotty blue papers.

Kath x

Hettie said...

Lovely card there Miss! Our first Dog Sputnik was born on 5 November and she was a Fire Cracker too! (We don't know when exactly when she was born but when the Vet told us how many weeks old she was it was near enough!)