The first birthday card needed for the start of the year was for a grand-nephew who was to be eight. I was completely stumped as to what theme to follow but had saved on to Pinterest an Angry Bird card I'd liked, which was big, bold and bright, so opted to case this card for him and this was the result. The original card can be found here.
The body of the bird was made using Spellbinders circle dies and the eyes were punched using Stampin' up's inch and half inch punches. Feathers and eyebrows were strips of card rounded at the ends using a circle punch and the beak was made from two different sizes of triangles cut diagonally from squares. The edges of the beak were sponged using ink from a gold Promarker pen.
As well as red and blue card being used for backing layers a Happy Birthday backing paper was printed on pale blue card from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Red. The rays were cut from blue card and added on top. A stitched border and corners cut using a Quickutz die were added to frame the bird.
The base of the easel card was layered up to match the front with a sentiment being added which was printed from the computer and framed using Spellbinders labels 10 dies. This was attached to the base using foam pads and placed over a bar of blue and red layered card.
The stoppers for the easel were punched circles with the number eight added which had been cut using a Quickutz die.
The verse was also printed from the computer and framed using Spellbinders labels 10 dies.
The only added embellishments on this card were the silver brads. Not a piece of ribbon or bow in sight.
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