Saturday, 8 June 2013

Birthday Grid


This card is for my nephew. His name is James and he's turning 3. You probably figured that out already! You know that I like to play with words and colour on my cards, so when I realized that James and three both have the same number of letters, I knew I wanted to make some kind of a grid and this card started to come together.

Not too quickly, though. I tried stamping directly onto a panel, but I couldn't get the letter blocks straight (despite a using a clear block that is supposed to let you see exactly where you're stamping). So I dug out the matching die for this Papertrey Alphabet and cut way more tiles than I needed, so I could have lots of do-overs!

Actually, doing it this way was quite soothing. When I messed up the final 'e', I just redid the tile rather than having to throw away the whole card. That made for a nice change! lol!




21 comments:

Virginia L. said...

This is such a FUN and CREATIVE card, Ardyth! I know James (and his parents) will love it)! I love the fabulous color combo and use of fonts! And thank you so much for the sweet comment for my gallery idol card!

Tanvi Shah said...

Its fabolous, love the letters against a vibrant BG.

Sue - said...

Great fun card with such a different design for a child's card. I'm sure he'll love it!

Gillian R said...

This is stunning Ardtyh, your patience for making cards like this never fails to amaze me

Jackie said...

Love the planning that went into this card. I also love how graphic and bold it is!!!

Happy Dance said...

Little James will love this! All those bright colors, and a regular pattern that his thought processes will get right away! Beside your complete creativity, I love how you put so much of a recipient into your cards. This is just wonderful. :) Bev

Lynn said...

Oh how adorable! Love all the colors Ardyth!

Tracey McNeely said...

Excellent vibrant card for a three year old!

Kristie Goulet said...

Amazing card, Ardyth!

Colleen Wold said...

Love it! What a fun card! So colorful!!

Jenny @ I-dream-in-paper.blogspot.co.uk said...

I love the regular pattern combined with random colours. I find random SO hard to do. Jenny

shirley-bee said...

What a bright, fun card, Ardyth! The letters remind me of children's letter blocks and I love the colour scheme.

Joyce said...

This is really so perfectly cute. I'm sure your nephew will love it. He would probably love to play with all your leftover tiles, too. I forgot how fun that stamp and die set is. I should pull mine out again soon.

Hannelie said...

I just love this colorful blocks!

mypapercraftworld said...

Great font, love the white against all those vibrant, happy coloured tiles. So amazingly inspired, Ardyth, James will love it! Anita :)

Bobby said...

Yay for being able to fix a goof at the end instead of starting over. James is going to love his card, so bright and cheery. It reminds me of a quilt. ;)

MichelleZ said...

Fabulous design with that grid! Love the bright, fun colors too!

Gabby said...

Nice to see this neat, original grid design card! Great colors. Happy Birthday to James! :)

Geri said...

James is going to love this card for as long as a 3 year old loves things...but his mother is going to go gaga over this card...forever!

Thanks for sharing your "how to save a card" process with us! I'm usually blue in the face and light headed by the time I get to the last image to be stamped on a card....and that is usually when I drop the inked stamp on the card!

Sian Ridley said...

Brilliant! I find cards for children difficult ones but you've absolutely nailed it - once again! :) I hope James loves it as much as we all do :)

Kim Heggins said...

This is just about the cutest birthday card ever. So bright and cheerful.