Saturday, August 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Nick

This is a preview of my grandson's 7th Birthday card I designed for him.  I colored the balloons with copics and put 3D crystal lacquer on them to make them really look rubbery.. works! 

The sky I colored blue using water colors and put plenty of balloons under his Happy Birthday..  the shinniness of the balloon really stand out and I am glad.. I tried to match Nick's hair and put a star on his shirt to let him know he is the star of the day and is angel wings to let him know he is my special angel.  The cat, his daddy got him when he got home from overseas and of course he has to have a birthday present beside him... lots of tall grass as it is too hot to mow right now...  

This is the inside of the card.. tried to make it colorful... the right hand side made it a pocket so I could put a check in for Nick.. wrote a little something for him and then put it in the mail and sent it on its way...

Thank you for taking the time to write me a comment and bring a bright smile to my face.   Hugs, Jean

I also want to thank you all who were concerned about me during my absence.. I am trying to get better, but sometimes things get crazy and get you down, but you know we get back up and go get them again... have so much to do that I can't stay down for long, so thank you so much and God Bless....

I am entering this into Magnolicious paper only challenge


  1. Oh I am loving those shiny balloons Jean!!! What a special card for a special boy! Happy Birthday to Nick!
    Rene :D
    P.S. GOOD to see you back!!!!!!

  2. How fun! I just want to break out in a chorus of "Happy Birthday to You!" I love the bright colors! I love the name Nick - I happen to have one of those myself! LOL Your card is so cheerful and festive. I sure have missed you!

  3. Jean, you did a wonderful job coloring all the pretty, cheerful, colorful balloons and adding the glaze over them to shine! I love this card!
    Hugs, Cami

  4. I am ready to sing too Jean. What a wonderful birthday card for a very special grandson.

  5. post script ---- I love those balloons! and the cat!!

  6. What a great card Jean. Love all the balloons and the sweet papers you used on the inside.


  7. Very sweet Jean. Love all the balloons. I'm sure that your grandson will love it
    Hugs Julie P

  8. Love this card Jean! Love, love the balloons with the crystal lacquer on them. I'm kind of partial to the stuff myself. It really adds to a card. Nick will just love this!!

  9. What a gorgeous card Jean. I love those balloons. they look super shiny and bright. The cat is a lovely additive. (I love cats).
    I pray you are feeling well Jean. In my prayers.
    Hugs Maz

  10. Hi Jean!
    I made it LOL
    What a bright and wonderful card you have made for Nick!
    I know he is going to love it, especially the balloons :o)
    It is great to see you at home and card making again.
    Sending prayers to you.....
    Big hugs

  11. Great card Jean and it is so good to see you....
    Big hugs and prayers going your way

  12. What a lovely card Jean. So good to see you back. Love those ballons, and the beautiful shiny look. Happy Birthday to Nick, and Hugs. your way.

  13. I bet he loved his card, especially because it was from you and because it is adorable with his cat, lots of pretty balloons and a gift too!!! Terrific job Jean! Be well!!!

  14. A REALLY happy birthday card, i just love all the balloons both on the card front and on the dp, great work, so bright and cheerful!

  15. Hi Jean!

    Love the glitter! The card is nice and bright and colourful! I am sure your grandson will just love it!
    Thanks for sharing!

  16. Hi Jean =)
    Your card is adorable hon, I bet your grandson will love it. I love all the rubbery balloons! The inside is very cute too. I hope his birthday is great. Big hugs to you!

  17. Happy, bright, cheerful and colorful, that's what all birthday cards should be....and you did it all. He will love it!
    ~ rubber hugs ~

  18. Oooh, TWO CARDS - Nick will feel extra special. This is adorable, and I'm sure he'll notice the cat right away. Love the balloons - so realistic looking! Great card - both inside and out !!

  19. The glossy top on the balloons are so cute. Love the cheerful coloring on this Edwin card :o)

  20. What a colorful birthday card! I love all of the balloons.

  21. what a "HAPPY" birthday card!! Luv all the colors!! :-)