Thursday 18 October 2012

Happy birthday, human

My newphew's sixth birthday has just been and gone. He's interested in space at the moment so he had a glow in the dark solar system and a book about the planets and stars for his pressies this year. I thought an alien and stars on a clean and simple card might be just the thing to go with those.

This stamp set has seen good service for all the little boys I seem to make cards for (I have only one little girl to make for to break the monotony!). Although it's no longer available,  the designer (Kim Hughes) has started her own stamp company and the images in the Little Fella set are almost the same.

A little Kaz-style doodling around the stars and orange panel helps lift the design a little without being too fussy.

Stamps: Little Guy and Birthday Centers (Cornish Heritage Farms, retired)

Paper: smooth white and orange

Ink: Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Fiskars squeeze punch (small star)
Corner Chomper
Copic markers and Fineliner

Thanks for stopping by!


Dawn said...

Awe Joanne, what a gorgeous card. I bet your nephew loves it. Lol, must check out the stamps, would be perfect for future birthday cards for Max, thank-you for the link.
Huge hugs x x x x

Paula Whittaker said...

A perfect card for a boy.

Effie said...

What a fab little alien! He makes a great card.

Deborah said...

What a smashing card - bet he loved it. I love that orange panel.

Kaz said...

Aha!! Now you know I'm going to love this don't you?!
It really is a gorgeous card and I love that alien xxx

Karen said...

Awe! This is so cute and perfect for a 6yr old x

sam21ski said...

Hehehehe, love the little green alien creature.

Fab card, bet he loved it.

Sam xxx

fatmonica said...

I love this card!!

salamanda said...

Superb boy card and it make me smile.

Anonymous said...

I love this little alien, a lovely card for a boy. Beats Thomas the tank engine and Roary the racing car which I have to make for the little boys in our lives :)
Lynn x

Sue said...

Perfect for any boy, not too fussy. Love the little alien.
Sue x

Kathy said...

I love it! Love the image, love the colours and love the LO

Traceyr said...

♥ the colour cominations of the orange and green Joanne. :)