Saturday, 21 February 2009

Birthday Robot

I remembered at the 11th hour that we need a birthday card for a 6-year-old boy for tomorrow at noon. Church doesn't end till 11:30, so it was now or never. I was browsing through my stamp sets, looking for something suitable. Princesses, flowers, castles, flowers, Christmas, flowers, pears, Christmas, flowers.... Dinosaurs and trucks were the closest I could come, but I wasn't feeling the love there. My eye lit upon some felt shapes I'd picked up last year when DD1 was in her dino-mania. They're in boy colours and shapes, so I rooted through and found this cute little robot. He came in two colours, so I swapped eyes and mouth so he didn't such a vacant, slack-jawed expression. I googled robot birthday expressions for a sentiment, and nada. Either I'm a bad googler or no one else can think of funny robot birthday wishes. I toyed with the idea of printing the message in some sort of robot font, but I forgot to do it when I was printing the speech bubble and I was too lazy/paper-thrifty to do it again. I think that "happy birthday" is the only stamp I really use from Amazing to Zany, but I use it a lot. I got the set free with my starter kit, so I don't mind only using one of the stamps.

Anyway, I added some rivet details with a Micron pen to the robot to give it a bit of pep and closed the visual triangle (look at me getting all artsy-technical!) with some dewdrops.

I think DD1's little friend will like it. Actually, kids never look at cards. Who am I kidding!?! He'll be more interested in the present. I got him this neat bamboo shape game called Kombolino. I got DD1 for Christmas and she and DD2 enjoy playing with it. It's got lots of options for how to play, not including using the shapes as cookies for dolly snack time!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: Stamps: Amazing to Zany, Polka Dot Punches - Stampin' Up; Ink: Cranberry Crisp & Not Quite Navy - SU, Potters Clay - Mementor; Paper: Recess- BasicGrey, Cranberry Crisp & Not Quite Navy - SU; Other: Felt robot - Rough & Tough Shapes by Fancypants, Robin's Nest dew drops in Hyacinth.

1 comment:

  1. This is adorable, it is amazing what we can come up with at the last minute and late at night. Fantastic job!