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Friday, July 14, 2017

He's Turning Two

Easel Card Open

I mentioned earlier this week that my grandson is turning 2 on Saturday.  HE LOVES MICKEY MOUSE!!!!!  I knew I wanted to make a card with Mickey on it somehow so I searched the internet for punch art ideas.  I couldn't find exactly what I wanted so I CASEd ideas from several different people.  My apologies but I didn't write down the names of where I found them.  If you visit my blog, you know I am fond of challenges because they are great as a start off point.  For this card, I used Global Design Project Challege #95 - Kids and Seize the Birthday Challenge:  Red, White and You!  For my "you" I chose the color black.

I've renamed this die cut art since I used mostly dies for the Mickey art.  As you can see, this is an easel card.  Real Red CS cut at 6" x 12"; score on long side at 3" and 6".
To make Mickey's head, I used the retired Circles Collection Framelits.  For the ears and face, I used the Layering Circles Framelits.  His eyes, mouth and tongue were cut with the Layering Ovals Framelits.  I did use the retired small oval punch for his nose.  After I put Mickey's head together, I attached it to a piece of Whisper White CS that was embossed with the
card closed
 

Brick Wall EF.  I used a wobble to attach his head so that it would wiggle back and forth.  The word birthday was taken from the Lemon Zest stamp set and stamped using Black Memento ink.  The happy is from the retired Hello You Thinlits.  I wanted to use it as the prop for the image so I cut out six of them:  2 from Basic Black CS, 2 from Real Red CS and 2 from Whisper White CS.  Before cutting them I attached the card stock to pieces of the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets so that it would 
side view
be easier to layer them.  It makes a perfect prop for the easel.  For cards that I make for the grandchildren I usually compose a poem so I added that to the inside.  Because of the size of the card, I used the Envelope Punch Board to make just the right size envelope.


All I could hope for was my grandson would recognize who it was.  When his mom asked him who that was, he responded "Mickey".  I knew then that all the effort spent was well worth it.

I hope you enjoyed today's card.  I am very pleased with the way it turned out.  If you have any questions about this card, please let me know in the comment section.  Have a wonderful weekend.

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1 comment:

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, what a great card, Patti! You did an amazing job assembling Mickey and I am sure your grandson will love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!