Hello again and welcome to my inspiration for our new challenge at That's Crafty Challenge Blog where we're following the last girly theme with Boys Will Be Boys.
I was really glad of this theme as one of my nephews has a birthday at the end of the month so I've made his card a bit earlier than I normally do!
His birthday is actually on Halloween but I managed to restrain myself this time and not make a spooky one - largely because he's a bit too old for those now!
I've turned one of those quirky and cute crazy birds into a rather cool dude don't you think?
The background was made with Sandstone and Grey Brusho Crystals and I then used the Chevrons Background Dinky Stencil with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink followed by the Star Shower Dinky Stencil with Peeled Paint DI.
I stamped the crazy bird on some orange Gelli print paper from my stash (I keep a few plain ones for stamping images such as flowers, leaves and birds). I stamped the portion of the bird with the beak on a scrap of yellow print paper, then the sunglasses and bowler hat from the Crazy Things stamp set on smooth cartridge paper (I coloured these with Grey and Cobalt Blue Brushos used as paint) and then die cut everything out with the Crazy Birds and Crazy Things die sets - these are fab if your cutting out of intricate images is not great like mine!
I stamped the birthday text from the Crazy Thoughts stamp set directly on the background paper and glued this to a card blank before adding the bird with his funky hat and shades.
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Have a great day and a lovely weekend.