Thursday, March 29, 2012

Little Boys Birthday Card

Todays post shows another birthday card, this one for my nephew who is about to turn seven!! Like most kids his age, he loves Angry Birds, so I decided to make him one for his card.

Looks pretty angry to me!

There are many versions of this guy on just about everyones blog, so I looked at some of them, and came up with my version. He is a big bird, as I wanted him to be the focal point of the card without other distractions. Little boys dont want the bows and glitter anyhow.
He is made with punches and nestabilities. I just kinda eyeballed it for size, and made some adjustments along the way. Here is some of what I did.

I cut 2 large circles, one in SU Real Red, and the other in a beige/kraft type of color.

Then put the red one back into the Big Shot, and with the same circle, cut off a portion on the bottom. This can also be done with punches, but your bird wont be as big. I glued the beige and red pieces together.

These are many- but not all - of the punches I used. I took some red scrap, (the piece I cut off the bottom) and cut a heart for his little feathers. I cut the heart all the way on the left of the punch.
The I cut 2 white circles- that is a 1 inch punch, for his eyes.With the little orange punch I cut 2 black circles for his pupils. I also cut 2 black pieces from the Modern Label punch for his eyebrows.

I cut 2 squares from School Bus Yellow (retired) CS. they are about an inch and inch and a half? Cut both of these on the diagonal, and thats how his beak is made.

Here are the 2 Modern Label punched pieces. I had to trim about 1/4 of them off.

I chalked the edges of the red pieces and the yellow beak in their respective colors. You dont want to see a whole lot of color, just a bit of definition.

Here are the 2 I made before they were cards. I think the top one looks a little more angry-LOL!!

I took some blue patterned paper for the sky, and lastly, used a MFT Grass Die and cut out 3 strips of green grass. They are staggered and popped up to look a little more like a "lawn".

The inside of the card has its own strip of green grass. The sentiments are from MFT. Sorry I cut it off a bit. But the card reads, "Its your big day", stamped on an angle, and "Happy Birthday". Both are stamped in "Pacific Point" SU ink.
Many thanks for stopping by to see my version of the famous bird. Hope you liked it. MaryBeth, I hope you dont see this till after Mathews party. HaHa.

1 comment:

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

Too cute! you did an awesome job! He'll love it! of course he will-it has pop-dots! ; )