Wednesday 12 March 2014

Angry Birthday

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.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xxx

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  1. Oh this is too cute!! My grandson would love this!! Great job creating your angry bird & I really like the "bird day" sentiment!! Thanks for playing with DRS Designs!

  2. Gorgeous Design....thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, I hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge...
    Suzy B~Owner~ Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  3. Great card for a boy's first birthday. :D My husband would even like this card he likes Angry Birds. (giggle) You did a fantastic job. I also like the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.
    Deborah OSAAT DT

  4. I have a grandson who would love this card, he is a big Angry Birds Fan, thanks for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday this week

  5. This is wonderful Liz, perfect for my step grandson he is Angry Birds mad!! Susan x

  6. this is brilliant liz.i love the fantastic angry birds design :D

    xx coops xx

  7. That's one angry bird Liz but I love it lol!!! I bet Alex loved it...the bright colours are perfect for an 8 year old. Thanks so much for joining our One For The Boys challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

  8. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  9. Oh this is brilliant my boys would love this as they love angry birds! Thank you so much for joining us last week at OSAAT and I hope you will join us sometime this week for our new challenge that starts today :) Good luck