Saturday, 11 August 2012

Son birthday card

It's my son's 36th birthday today, where do the years go?

I decided, as always, to use a lion theme as he is a true Leo.  I had seen Tagxedo on a few blogs so went there to see if I could do anything and came up with this colourful lion.  The background came pure black, so in PS I played with it and added a blue mask around the the edge.  The digi papers and some of the buttons are a freebie by Dawn by Design at Digichick, the spotted buttons are by Gina Cabrera also at Digichick, I added a label in the same colour as one of the papers and "warped" it in PS. I then added multi coloured embroidery thread wound around a few times.  I'm happy to say he was pleased with it.

I followed this sketch


  1. That is amazing Faith and so unusual. No wonder he was pleased with it.

  2. Oh it's wonderful, glad he likes it...My son is 36 on 25thAugust, can not believe where the time has gone....makes me feel for joining us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  3. Hi Faith, happy belated birthday greetings for your son, wishing him the best of everything. What a wonderful card! That lion is so clever , I am always amazed at how you come up with these wonderful ideas and this is no exception it's fantastic.


  4. This is a great card !Really nicely done :) x

  5. This is fabulous Faith - the text lion is extraordinary! Happy birthday to your son - I bet it seems like yesterday he was a babe in arms! Thanks for your lovely message - I've no idea what's going on with Feedblitz who are supposed to send my posts to people's email but I also had a load of them come through yesterday after nothing for ages! Vicky x

  6. Your lion is wonderful. What a great birthday card for your son. x

  7. Fabulous work with black and the lion in text is amazing .The strands of thread have great effect too .Love the card .

  8. Hola Faith, thank you for all yours comments last weeks, it's nice to see you in my blog:D.
    Thank you for to read my posts, i travel to London often, but i never see the police with machine gun and tear gas canister, but security is security:D.A fantastic day in the olimpic park..
    Oooh Faith this card is absolutely amazing, fantastic for a LEONMAN, to much character but all the while very sensitive:D.Great digital technique, i think i need to try use the Tagxedo, very interesting and a great idea!!!i love the colours.well done Faith.
    I wish you a happy day with your son and family.
    Hugs from the supermeltes island, 31oC now.

  9. Hi Faith, I've a lot of catching up to do on your blog and the cards I've seen so far are fabulous! I love this card for your son, how brilliant is that lion! Sarah x

  10. What a fantastic image, Faith! This is a great birthday card! Doesn't seem possible that our kids are older than we think of ourselves! LOL, time has flown!


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