On Friday my youngest nephew turned 11! Happy birthday Max! His birthday party is going to be held this weekend at an archery venue. I had planned to keep with the theme and make him a card based around archery but I couldn’t find a stamp set that I loved enough to use for more than just this card. (I do try to make purchases where I can use the set over and over). I finally found one I liked a lot – Mama Elephant’s On Target. I also thought the Avery Elle’s Aim High had potential too – thanks Elle!) but by the time I decided to go ahead I was concerned that I wouldn’t get them delivered in time. I couldn’t find a local stockist for either stamp set. Drat!
Onto plan B! Max is mad keen on soccer and it just so happens that I had only recently purchased Penny Black’s Sunny Days because it has so many gorgeous images (with a more masculine flavour) including a little soccer playing pooch. Voila! Problem solved.
I used the soccer ball to stamp up my own background – really love how it turned out too. Then just made up a little scene for the dog. I kept it very simple.
Here it is…
Whilst it doesn’t look overly birthday-esque, I know Max will love it because of the soccer theme. That’s the main thing.
Hope you are all having a creative weekend!