Sunday, August 17, 2014

big boy birthday

well hello!

my big mann turned 6 on thursday! it was supposed to be an awesome day - complete with pool party, cupcakes and presents!
...however, he ended up getting the stomach bug at the party, and didn't even want to open presents!!! it was pretty heartbreaking as a mom. 

he's feeling much better now, though!
so i thought i would share the card i made for him! 

the mama elephant and me challenge this month is all about watercolors and birthdays!! so naturally, i used that as my springboard for this card! :) he he!


i decided to go with bold, happy colors, and i pretty much love how this turned out! perfect for my (now!) 6 year old! :)

i used distress markers to color in the dog, box and letters! 
the background was created with distress paints! (squeezed lemonade and mustard seed) i smooshed them onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and pressed down my paper! LOVE the look around the edges!! 

i LOVE watercoloring the images from the origami set! and that puppy was SO sweet looking! ha ha! i popped him up (along with the blue/red box) for dimension! i added a little strip of red woodgrain washi along the side to make it extra primary colored! lol! it needed some more color! 

the sentiment was created by combining the AWESOME sketchy letters (LOOOOOVE them!) and hustle stamp sets!! i just love the idea of it saying - hello, you're six! ha! perfect! 

so that's my card! my mann loved it! and that was so rewarding! 


  1. Oh no, I'm sorry to hear your little boy got sick on his birthday. I'm glad he is okay now and enjoyed your wonderful card! I love the sketchy letters, they are on my wishlist since... ever?
    Best wishes, Jessa

  2. Super fun and fabulous! So glad you could join us at Mama Elephant & Me!

  3. Glad to hear your son is doing better. Your card is absolutely adorable, I'm sure your son loved it!

  4. awwwww...poor boy, glad that he's feeling better!
    What an adorable card! Love the color wash and the washi!

  5. What a wonderful card Samantha! That fun origami stamp was perfect for watercoloring and your bg is PERFECT!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Mama Elephant and me this month, hugs, Karin

  6. Very cool card! I've held off on getting Sketchy Letters for a I just have to have it! Happy belated birthday to your son, and so glad that he's feeling better. Thanks for playing along with us at Mama Elephant & Me:)


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