Monday, April 8, 2013

A Different Kind of Boy's Day Card

When I first spied the 'Special' Hero Arts rubber stamp at Ben Franklin Crafts, I didn't hesitate to purchase it.  I had planned to use it to stamp the back of my cards sent to those who regard handmade cards with the same importance as  text messages.  
I also purchased (at BFC) the new Sister Stamp of the little boy flying an Asian kite.  This stamp was intended for my annual Boy's Day cards.  Rather than making the usual Asian theme card, I thought I would surprise the recipients with a simple unfussy card.  Putting the 'special card' message on the front in a sun-like target was my way of emphasizing the message LOL!

On the inside of the first card I used the kite image that was part of the SS rubber stamp.  The kite string is a cord that I strung through a hole punched through the card front (with a long reach Crop-o-dile punch).

For the second card I used a pteradactyl stamp ( Imaginisce) I rediscovered when looking for for the Flying High stamp (also Imaginisce) in my stash.  The Happy Boy's Day  word stamp is a Dandelion Design stamp. (I thought the flying dinosaur image would be more appropriate and humorous for my dino loving son.)

I will never stop creating cards as long as I can use a rubber stamp, see images and colors, and cut with a scissors.  I have a mission to persuade the world that we still need the human touch to send messages from the human mind and heart.  Don't become a machine okay?

11 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Both cards are super perfect for the boy's day occasion... Love how you paper piece his outfit and pierced that wee hole through it. Awesome job on showcasing this new stamp...
Enjoy your new week Lynn!

Joy said...

That pteradactyl is funny! Love both cards. you're so good at being ahead of the game when it comes to special holidays! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Annette said...

hehe these are so fun..i love those fun sentiments..

Jenny said...

Such a cute idea Lynn! You've inspired me with this idea! TFS!

Jazzmom said...

Terrific cards! I love that "Special" stamp!!

eunice said...

LOL, Lynn! I can always depend on you to bring a smile. Hero Arts "Special" stamp is to die for..I definitely NEED that. But what you came up with (the pterodactyl) for your son's card had me rolling on the floor...you're such a comedian!

Tammi said...

Oh I soooo agree, I was beginning to feel I was the only one that felt that way! ;) Great sentiment and card, like how you used the pennants on the inside. ~hugs

Cami said...

Great cards for Boy's Day coming up! The images from Sister Stamps and the sentiment go well together and it's not frilly so perfect!

Cami said...

Great cards for Boy's Day coming up! The images from Sister Stamps and the sentiment go well together and it's not frilly so perfect!

Shirley N said...

How fun Lynn! You sure know how to get a message across. Love your boy's day cards!

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