Rocket birthday card with matching box.

It is not very often I get to make a birthday cards for kids. Although I’m making lots of cards for welcoming babies or for maternity showers, the children cards where never my thing and I don’t even have as much supplies with kids themes, apart from freebies, which were included in craft magazines.

So when I had to make a card for ten years old boy I was a bit uncertain whether I will managed to make something nice and at the same time something enjoyable for the boy at this age.

I’ve made this box to match the card perfectly.

At first I had totally no idea, what to do. It was a short time notice, so I was nervously rumble through my stuff trying to find anything suitable for this card. I was thinking about football or maybe some wild animals theme and then I stumble upon a paper with star design, which I had as a free gift in one of the magazines. I had it for such a long time that I even forgot about it. But in the very same second I looked on it I automatically thought abut space rocket card.

I usually combined two colours together but this time I used three colour combo: silver, red and navy.

I remembered myself I also had a rocket stamp, which I have stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it with pencils, adding some gamsol. I really like this technique as it really brings coloured images to life. Then I’ve decided to make it even more stand out, so I cover the whole image with embossing ink and sprinkle it with Wow embossing powder in Clear Sparkle Glitter shade.

Love this glitter effect from this embossing powder.

I also cut out couple stars and added banner with that boy name along with number 10 for his birthday. The number are from Spellbinders Alphabet die.

I used a Crop-a-Dile tool to set the eyelets, and then I thread 3 mm red ribbon through them on which I have hanged my banner.

To make it more special I decided to make this a free standing card, so I make it an easel card.

I cut a piece of red strip using a border die and attached it from only one side, so it will support the card once standing.
Lastly I added money envelope on the back side of the front panel.

The phrase “Sto lat”, which is a polish version of Happy birthday I simply printed on a piece of cardstock and cut it out with star die.

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