Monday, 25 June 2012

FS281 - Happy Birthday Struan, With Apologies to Laura



As you know, until frighteningly recently, I had no idea what I wanted to make for my son's 13th birthday card. That's not quite 100% true - I had a few little ideas. I wanted to use this tank stamp that I purchased (and altered) from DeNami designs (chicks aren't his thing - at least not the little fluffy kind!). And of course, he and his friends played paintball for most of the day on Saturday, so that's another theme I wanted to go with.

Then Sunday came, the day of Splitcoaststamper's Featured Stamper challenge. Laura O'Donnell was the chosen one this week. I scanned her gorgeous gallery, hoping against hope that she had made the perfect card for my son. Not a tank or paint splatter in sight (but many, many beautiful cards!). 

When I found this one, I loved the ring of birds. Hmmm. A ring of tanks? Laura, I'm SO SORRY!



I'm happy with his card and I know he will be too. Despite being a teen-age boy with every gross and annoying thing that comes with that, he's also one of my biggest fans and gets excited when I get a new follower on my blog or win an award for a card.

Happy Birthday, Struan! And "Many Tanks", Laura!

(CSS Alpha Duo, Lawn Fawn Harold's Alpha, Michael's paint splatters, Kaleidecolor Flannel inkpad)



12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is that the cutest card you ever made or what?So so Sooooooo clever! Struan will LOVE it, of course.

Bahb

Kathyk said...

Fab card - he'll love it! I love your splats too

Kathyk

Michelle said...

Perfect! I bet he loves it!

Lyndal said...

Perfect! Love the splats between your letters too :)

Anonymous said...

Soooo cool Ardyth. Your imagination never ceases to amaze me :)
Happy Birthday Struan from The Four H's xoxo

Deborah Frings said...

I think you've CASEd Laura's card brilliantly! The tanks are just fab for a 13 year old and I love the splashes of colour! Great work!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Brilliant card for your son - I bet he loves it!
Your blog is one of my favourites - thanks for your inspiration!!

millanspyssel said...

Extremely COOL!!

Geri said...

This is way too cool! Adding the splats to the centre of the card and inbetween the word is sooooo clever! I'm sure he absolutely loved it....even though he may not 'actually' say so (until he is about 30!)

Jen W. said...

Now that is a kick ass card! Happy birthday, Struan!

Sue Wieberg said...

Love, love, love the paint splatters. I have been trying to do this on a card but just haven't been happy with the results. This is awesome!

Lura said...

Ardyth you are the absolute queen of taking inspiration from anything and making it your own. This is a wonderful 'boy' card!