Friday, 6 May 2011

Child's birthday card in red and black


This birthday card for a 6-year-old features a motorbike racing theme as this is one of the child's interests. I think it's not a bad hobby to pursue as you experience nature directly rather than through the windows of a metal box.

For this card I cut red and black solid colour papers into stripes to resemble the supported football team's shirts. The image I am using for my collage has been recycled from an old magazine.

To add some more sparkle or bling, I embellished with a piece of sequinned ribbon. I shaped another into the number 6 to glue onto a punched out shape as some kind of homemade flower embellishment. To go with the whole red and black colour scheme I also inked over the silver outline stickers that form the name.

A swirly red-and-black paper lace ribbon and a brush-end ribbon adds interest. The butterfly clip can be detached from the card and used separately. I saw it about a month ago in a local craft shop and just couldn't resist it.

I placed the Happy Birthday greeting inside the card as there is already quite a lot going on at the stripy front. The 1-2-3 recipe is: 1 paper lace, 2 sequinned ribbons, 3 letters, or: 1 image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments.
Challenges: Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #116, Stamp Insanity: Bling, Clear it out: ribbon US, Creative Craft Challenges: recycle, Tuesday taggers: old + new, Crafts and me #33 - Swirls, Cooking it up #60: green, punch, pair, Mojo Monday #189 Sketch, Scrappy Frogs: any, Sparkles Forum: any, Stampin Sisters in Christ #87, Paper Works Co Sunday sketch #80, Sketchy Colours #69: sketch, Ellephantastic #26, Shannon's Sentiments #24: handmade flower, Totally Gorjuss #78: 1-2-3, Pink Gem #20: sketch, Sketch Saturday week #153, Wags'n Whiskers Ch.#53: die/punch, Divas by Design: any, The Pixie Cottage #68: male, CACB Ch. #40: Birthday, Totally Papercrafts Ch. #65: 1-2-3, The Paper Variety: Ink, Splendiferous Creations Challenge: Nature



27 comments:

Martha said...

this is wonderful, thanks for playing with Clear it Out.

Sarpreet said...

welcome back - Gorgeous card, beautiful image. love the colour combination

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a fun card! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

Rachel B said...

What a fun birthday card! I love all that red and black! Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out.

bettand said...

What a great card. Love the sharp colours. Thanks for playing at TG this week. Bettina

Teresa said...

Georgous card in the colours you have chosen lovely to see a man's card.
Thank you for joining us at crafts and me this week.
Teresa x

Jill said...

What a great card! Perfect! Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic. Jill

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card thanks for joining us at SFC this fortnight good luck in the draw x

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Love the images and the layout thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic
Hugs
Tamara

XXOO AMY said...

striking! thanks for sharing with us at TPV!

Lesley said...

Great card! Thanks for taking part in the SFC xx

Davi said...

GReat guy card! Im sure the boy will love it with the great image and embellis. Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week.

Sylvia x said...

super card ..love the bold colours...thank you for joining in the fun over at CCC...good luck

sylvia x

Lisa Somerville said...

Great take on this weeks nature theme! Wonderful BD card! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Sadilla said...

beautiful card
thanks for playing at THE PIXIE COTTAGE
hugs
sadia

Cheryl said...

this is one,great card,wonderful color bless you for playing at creative craft challenge hugs cherylxxxxx

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Sarah said...

Hi there, what a fab card. I'm sure the recipient will love it. Thank you for joining us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

Vicky said...

Brilliant card hun..!

thanks for joining us at Divas..and good luck!

hugs Vicky xx

Lacey Stephens said...

Fantastic card! Great take on the die cuts and punches challenge. thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge.
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

Ida said...

Fun card and unique take on the Nature theme. I do agree riding on a cycle does bring one closer to nature then riding in a car. Thanks for joining in on the BC Nature challenge this week.

mindy gallagher said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at TPV!!

Basement Stamper said...

fabulous masculine card, love how you integrated something he likes into the card. Thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge this week.

Karina said...

Gorgeous card! The image is great and perfect for a mens card. And the layout you used is lovely. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafts and Me Challenges.
Hugs, Karina

Thistleblue said...

Great card, Thanks for joining us for the Ellephantastic challenge this month.
hugs
Michelle
Elle DT
x

Thistleblue said...

Great card, fab colours. Thanks for joining us for the Ellephantastic challenge this month.
hugs
Michelle
Elle DT
x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Agnes, What a lovely card you have made here. Would love to watch in person motorbikes like this. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx