Thursday, 13 December 2012

CTS9 - Happy Birthday, Felix


For this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge:



I needed a birthday card for my nephew Felix, who has just turned 6. I turned the sketch around to see what I could come up with, and on its side, I immediately thought of race cars. I wanted to personalize the card, but still stay true to the sketch, so I added his name in iridescent embossing across the top (can you see it? It's tricky to photograph!)- a subtle touch that makes it special, but without cluttering the front panel of the card.

The car is Inkadinkado , the exhaust is a sun ray stamp from Practicing Creativity Designs, the 6 is from Impress, the sentiment is an old Lizzie Anne Designs stamp and the "FELIX" is the Tall Solids Alphabet from My Stamp Box. I used Kaleidecolor Desert Heat for the orange stamping.

I hope you'll play along - I can't wait to see where this sketch takes you!


22 comments:

Therese said...

I LOVE this cute and very clever card. Just love the hues of orange. The embossed "Felix" is such a great idea. I will need to CASE that aspect of the card in the near future.

Deborah Frings said...

Oh Wow!! Ardyth - this is a super cool card for a young man! Love the subtle sheen too and the graduated colouring is fab! Love it!

Lesley said...

Fun idea!! Love how you interpreted the sketch!! Awesome birthday card!

Kathyk said...

AWESOME! That's certainly the right word - fabulous card, Felix should be delighted

Kathyk

Jackie Rockwell said...

What an AWESOME card Ardyth! The large sparkly name is super fun. What a great idea to turn the elements into racing cars!!!!!

Brandi said...

This is such a cute masculine birthday card!!!

Kristen said...

I love this card. It could have just as easily said 60 as 6.

Nonni said...

Amazing, so creative!

Lynn said...

Oh my gosh. I can see his name. This is beyond awesome Ardyth!!

Karen B. said...

Now this is one cool card! I have a boy that age and I know HE'D love it! Love the colors too.

Tasnim said...

What a cool card! Just perfect for a 6 year old!

Gabby said...

This is one cool, clever design, Ardyth! LOVE his name all sparkly and neat. And the race cars w/the sun ray exhaust ... wowza! You've done it again. TFS this awesome design! :)

lostinpaper said...

Absolutely fantastic! Love the subtle embossed name, he will adore it too!

Kim S said...

I love those "speed rays" - and that the bright colors carry to the "6" - what a perfect card for a little guy (or even a big guy!!)

maria f. said...

Too cool. Great for a kid and my cardmaker heart loves his name embossed so sublimely!

shirley-bee said...

Fab card, Ardyth! You're gonna be one favourite Aunt! I love the subtle embossing for his name, and I like how the Happy Birthday cuts through the number.

Geri said...

Felix is going to be thrilled! Such a cool card for a six year old young man! Love the embossed name...so cleverly Ardyth!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I totally missed the last sketch (I think) so I hope to get this one. Turning it and making this totally fun card for Felix is pure genius, Ardy!

Quip1320 said...

This is a super cool card, Ardyth! I love how you filled the card but kept the white space white buy using the sparkle. Very cool!

mypapercraftworld said...

Very very cool ... I love the name all subtle and shimmery and the graduated orange 'exhausts' make it look as though the cars are speeding along! Anita :)

Kelly Griglione said...

[sigh] seriously, make it stop, my head hurts!! Way cool design, and so completely perfect for a six-year-old. I know the iridescence was to stay with the sketch, but I couldn't picture it any other way. Love the gradient orange flames!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Ardyth, you continue to amaze me, week after week, with your creativity. Of course, this is no exception. Race cars?!! Oh my goodness - so stinkin' cute an clever!! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! XOXO