Today I'm going to a birthday party.
For a one-year-old.
Which, if you think about, has absolutely NOTHING to do with the birthday boy...since A) He'll have no memory of this, and B) He's turning 1....so C) He'll have no idea what the heck is going on.
These birthday celebrations are all about the adult guests.
Keeping this in mind, I made his card with adults in mind (his mom especially). Her favorite color is orange, so it's featured prominently in her, um...HIS, card.
I'm really into House Mouse images lately. As you'll see in some of my upcoming posts...my next few cards will have House Mouse images on them too. What can I say? They're cute.
I paper-toled the image into a couple of layers. I used hot glue in between the layers. It's fast, you can adjust the height of the space, and it's fast. I've tried using silicone glues before with syringes...what a mess. I've tried using foam tape. Not easy when you have tiny spaces to lift.
I'll stick with hot glue. Did I mention how fast it is?
The background paper is actually an uncut sheet of alphabet squares by Paper Pizzazz. I cut out some of them to spell the birthday boy's name and the #1. I used super-fine glitter and seed beads as decoration for the frosting. And, before you say anything, I was going to thread the buttons...but I couldn't find my embroidery floss...so, I left them naked. It's all good, the mice are naked too. I colored the image with my trusty Prismacolor pencils. It's been so long, it's nice to know I can still color.
I would like to enter my card in the House-Mouse & Friends contest