Friday, 9 March 2012

Birthday Cards for a boy

I had two birthday cards to make for one of my nephews
and I really struggle as to what to do - I much prefer being
given a theme .... so I decided to join in with
which is a colour challenge using Stampotique stamps.
The colours to be used were
pink, purple and black.

I kept the pink to a minimum as the card I made is
for a boy and I'm not sure he'd appreciate too much pink!

The stamps I used were 'Heart Shirt' for the boy image
and for the background, the wings from 'Moon Girl'.
It was coloured with Distress Inks
dusty concorde, milled lavender, spun sugar and black soot.
The wording top and bottom was printed with Xyron runner.

That was my Mum and Dads' card sorted out,
then I just needed to make a card to give to my nephew myself.
He loves watching horse racing and his favourite
race horse is called Kauto Star whose colours are Yellow and Green.

Ages ago I saw a lovely jointed horse on 
which I thought would be perfect for a card.
I kept it quite simple, colouring it with watercolour pencils.
I used the Xyron Runner again to print out the sentiment
along the bottom which has a galloping look to it.

The horse templates (there are 3 different ones) are designed
 by Ann Wood and you can find the templates on her blog.
She has a selection of decorated horses there
which look really fabulous.

I used two brads to allow the legs to move.

Giddy Up boy!

Thanks for looking :)


Netty said...

wow Sherry two terrific cards..just cannot pick a them both. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Deborah said...

Great idea to use a challenge for inspiration. Stampotique are so good for boys and/or teens.As for the galloping horse, he's wonderful!

Jan said...

I love the Stampotique images and the little 'Heart Shirt' boy is just adorable.
Love the horse card as well.... using jointed legs is a great idea. I'm sure he will love them both.

Meggymay said...

Great cards Sherry, I love how you made the horse.
Yvonne x

Алексровер Анна said...

Hello, Sherry! Your paper dolls are unforgettable, all your works are so unusual! I enjoyed all your cards, you have a very spesial style, thank you!! Желаю Вам творческих успехов, отличного настроения!!! Best wishes from Russia!!!

Mrs A. said...

A jointed horse. Great idea. Will have to investigate further!! Hugs Mrs A.

Jackie said...

Two fabulous cards, and so different - can't decide which I like most!

Ira Huberts said...

Two fabulous cards Sherry, your first one put a big smile on my face and the second one is brilliant, your horse can actually gallop! Enjoy your weekend, Ira x

Kaz said...

Two great cards Sherry, I'm sure he will love them. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

Willy said...

Both are wonderful! Thanks for joining us at SDC 49.

Sam said...

Both cards are great but I love the horse one! I can never make cards for males I always end up buying them!

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Cindy Is Crafty said...

Love them both, Sherry! My niece would go crazy over the horsey one!

Terry said...

Sherry, these card a super!! Love the little dude image and the horse is brilliant with his moving legs! Your nephew will love both of these cards! Happy Sunday!

thekathrynwheel said...

I love this pink / purple combo, thanks so much for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge.
P.S I like your galloping horse too!

Basement Stamper said...

both of your cards are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Vicky said...

Brilliant cards Sherry. The horse looks like it's going to gallop right off the page - fabulous! :)x

Jenny said...

Sherry, these cards are adorable... I just love the horse... and the fact that his legs move... so clever... I am sure the recipients are going to LOVE them...

Jenny x

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Fabulous cards Sherry...I always struggle with 'male' cards! The Stampotique stamps are good for boys ones.....and the galloping horse, is just brilliant! I love how you have incorporated the racing colours of your nephews fave race horse...Sooo creative! Jan x

keep out signs said...

Both card is really beautiful and everything is perfect. It selection of decorated horses there which look really fabulous as well as this boy is perfect suitable this card.