Grandnephew James is celebrating his 5th birthday today (his actual b'day was 5/27). And I just had to make him a personalized card! I always try to find a current photo that someone in the family has taken of the birthday child - and figure out a design that either goes along with the party theme - or with some sport or activity that the birthday child is involved in at the time.
So - James party invitation was a Star Wars character and James loves doing the little Lego kits (he's really good at putting them together all by himself) - and so this card was born! The photo of James is one that his mum took on the actual day of his birthday last week.
I cut a piece of chipboard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" as my card base and added a layer of black and white stars DP. I found the Star Wars images on line just by 'googling' Star Wars. The little Lego Darth Vada was perfect - I love how stumpy he is (!) and the ships on the background photo are actually made out of Legos too!
I used a Vial Label to frame the Label Letters spelling JAMES. I added a little red gem to Darth Vada's laser sword and to James name panel. I typed out The Force of FIVE sentiment on Microsoft Word and printed it - as a play on words of the Star Wars title Force for Change.
(get it? James is FIVE and a force to be reckoned with?!!!)
Here you can see how I've popped everything up on foam dots so it has a great dimensional look to it.
I made the card a stand up piece by adding my favorite thing to the back - an easel - die cut with Tim Holtz Small Easel Die - so this card can be displayed on shelf or mantel.
So we're off to the party - Pizza and Cake from 2 - 4 pm! May the Force be with you!!
I'm linking my card to:
Accessories: Star Wars Images from Web, photo of James, Small Easel Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations/Sizzix, foam dots, red rhinestones - Michaels, Idea-Ology - Vial Labels, Label Letters, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.