Sunday, September 4, 2011

Happy Birthday to my AMAZING son Cody!

My son has just celebrated his 17th birthday! I can't believe how time just flies by and doesn't really care to ask us if we are ok going at that speed :-)

My son has four passions in his life, his BMX bike, baseball, snowboarding & video games. Over this last year he has been building his current bike the ground up. It is something that he takes pride in doing and we support him 100% in his efforts. It is fun to come home on a Friday afternoon and see him and his friends working away in our garage on their bikes. He even has his own area in the garage with enough space for all of them to work. It makes me happy to watch them put pieces together. When one friends bike breaks, they all pitch in and supply a part, if need be, so they can ride together. Their group motto is "Ride for Life" isn't it cute! My son would say "Mom (insert sigh) it isn't cute, I am not five years old anymore" LOL.

Anyhow, birthday shopping for him is always pretty easy. And this year was no different; he got new forks (the thing the handle bars attach too), a new seat, and a rim guard (think of a hub cap for a bike). He was so excited that as soon as he opened the packages, he called his friends, they all raced over here and put the pieces on his bike and then took off. I didn't see him until after dark!  

Here is the fun card that I added to his loot!

Supplies Used:
100867 Night of Navy

100730 Whisper White
121045 Basic Black
117115 Patterns Bright DSP
105209 Bashful Blue Ink
101179 Basic Black Ink

111837 Pacific Point Ink
102283 Versa Mark Stamp Pad
102023 Dazzling Diamonds
122941 Mini Brads
122617 Happiest Birthday Wishes Stamp Set
Extreme Snowboard Stamp Set (retired unfortunately)
101610 Stampin Sponge
102395 Brayer
116631 Paper-Piercing Tool
104152 Paper Trimmer

Post it notes

If you are not familiar with the brayer technique then you need to try this project! On the whisper white, use a stampin sponge and sponge versa mark in random areas (Tip, do try and avoid the area you will be stamping though because it makes it difficult to get the ink to adhere) add dazzling diamonds and heat emboss.
Using your brayer and post it notes start creating the mountains. Start with your lightest color and build up from there.  
Using an old cloth, I rubbed some of the dazzling diamonds and ink off to look like snow falling off the board.

Stamp the birthday image and put the rest of the card together. If you would like to make this card I would be happy to host a workshop for and your friends! Contact me today.

Happy Creating!!!

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