Sunday 1 February 2015

Massimo's birthday ....

Hello again. This time it's been a while since I blogged. However in my defense this week I have been busy with Massimo having had a terrible cold and for the first time in 3 years I had to keep him off school.
To top it all it was his 7th birthday this Saturday and this is the card I made for him.

The main components are die cut from the pirate set by X-cut. I decide to add dimension so  I cut 5 layers of waves in different shades of blue. I also offset the wave pattern to add more interest. I glittered the edges with stickles diamond glitter glue.

Here you can see how I created a concertina effect to add all the different layers.

I added some depth to the clouds by some shading with a gray spectrum noir pencil.
The sun I cut with a circle spellbinders die. I stamped an embossed sentiment.
The name was created using the letterbox kit and tag shape. I used black archival ink and red geranium ink and embossed in clear.
I threaded yellow twine through the tag holes.
The kite with age is created in same way.
All the stamps used are from Claritystamp.

I do hope you like my make. Massimo sure did as he screamed: "I love it! It is the best card in the world!", Theresa xx

Here he is reading his book intently after we had lunch at Frankie and Benny's following Big Hero 6.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

TTCRD - anything goes
Sister act card challenge - anything goes


  1. Ahoy me hearties what a fab card just perfect for a 7 year old glad he loved it . Xx

  2. Belated birthday wishes to Massimo. Such a fun card, I'm not surprised he loved it. x

  3. Super Theresa. Hope he had a great birthday. Say hi for me.

  4. Wow it is the best card in the world! Happy belated Birthday Massimo xxx

  5. Beautiful card beautifully made. Wonderful that Massimo understands and appreciates art at such a young age xxx

  6. Lovely card! So cool that the waves are folds! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  7. That is such a stunning ocean scene you designed Theresa. I luv it! Thank you for playing along with us at Through The Craft Room Door this week and we hope to see you again soon.

    [TTCRD DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Blog]

  8. Wonderful card Theresa! I love the scene you've created and the pirate ship is so cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  9. such a greate card. Love all the die cuts! :)
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
    Stop by for my Birthday Candy :)