Thursday, 13 December 2012

CTS9 - Happy Birthday, Felix


For this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge:



I needed a birthday card for my nephew Felix, who has just turned 6. I turned the sketch around to see what I could come up with, and on its side, I immediately thought of race cars. I wanted to personalize the card, but still stay true to the sketch, so I added his name in iridescent embossing across the top (can you see it? It's tricky to photograph!)- a subtle touch that makes it special, but without cluttering the front panel of the card.

The car is Inkadinkado , the exhaust is a sun ray stamp from Practicing Creativity Designs, the 6 is from Impress, the sentiment is an old Lizzie Anne Designs stamp and the "FELIX" is the Tall Solids Alphabet from My Stamp Box. I used Kaleidecolor Desert Heat for the orange stamping.

I hope you'll play along - I can't wait to see where this sketch takes you!


22 comments:

  1. I LOVE this cute and very clever card. Just love the hues of orange. The embossed "Felix" is such a great idea. I will need to CASE that aspect of the card in the near future.

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  2. Oh Wow!! Ardyth - this is a super cool card for a young man! Love the subtle sheen too and the graduated colouring is fab! Love it!

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  3. Fun idea!! Love how you interpreted the sketch!! Awesome birthday card!

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  4. AWESOME! That's certainly the right word - fabulous card, Felix should be delighted

    Kathyk

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  5. What an AWESOME card Ardyth! The large sparkly name is super fun. What a great idea to turn the elements into racing cars!!!!!

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  6. This is such a cute masculine birthday card!!!

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  7. I love this card. It could have just as easily said 60 as 6.

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  8. Oh my gosh. I can see his name. This is beyond awesome Ardyth!!

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  9. Now this is one cool card! I have a boy that age and I know HE'D love it! Love the colors too.

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  10. What a cool card! Just perfect for a 6 year old!

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  11. This is one cool, clever design, Ardyth! LOVE his name all sparkly and neat. And the race cars w/the sun ray exhaust ... wowza! You've done it again. TFS this awesome design! :)

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  12. Absolutely fantastic! Love the subtle embossed name, he will adore it too!

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  13. I love those "speed rays" - and that the bright colors carry to the "6" - what a perfect card for a little guy (or even a big guy!!)

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  14. Too cool. Great for a kid and my cardmaker heart loves his name embossed so sublimely!

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  15. Fab card, Ardyth! You're gonna be one favourite Aunt! I love the subtle embossing for his name, and I like how the Happy Birthday cuts through the number.

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  16. Felix is going to be thrilled! Such a cool card for a six year old young man! Love the embossed name...so cleverly Ardyth!

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  17. I totally missed the last sketch (I think) so I hope to get this one. Turning it and making this totally fun card for Felix is pure genius, Ardy!

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  18. This is a super cool card, Ardyth! I love how you filled the card but kept the white space white buy using the sparkle. Very cool!

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  19. Very very cool ... I love the name all subtle and shimmery and the graduated orange 'exhausts' make it look as though the cars are speeding along! Anita :)

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  20. [sigh] seriously, make it stop, my head hurts!! Way cool design, and so completely perfect for a six-year-old. I know the iridescence was to stay with the sketch, but I couldn't picture it any other way. Love the gradient orange flames!

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  21. Ardyth, you continue to amaze me, week after week, with your creativity. Of course, this is no exception. Race cars?!! Oh my goodness - so stinkin' cute an clever!! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! XOXO

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