Thursday, September 13, 2007

I'm going on a Mission...

For anyone that has a preschool toddler they know the rest of this song...by heart! For those of you who don't...it is the Little Einsteins theme song. My son is an absolute LE fan...and wanted that as his BD them this year...however, Disney hasn't really released any 'theme' items. So off I went searching and I came up with this card...isn't it awesome!!!

I have no idea what you call it...Pull-It Pop-up? Well, you pull the sides and the inside pops out of the top...it is TOTALLY amazing! I mean I had to make a couple extra because once I showed it to my son...he NEEDED one...and I have two kids so she NEEDED one too. You know how that goes...when they are this age...that NEED is like the end of the world.


As for the actual stamping, I used VersaMark and the TAC Harlequin to make the subtle triangle background on the outside. The main sentiment "You're invited" is a G Company $1 stamp from Michaels...can you believe that.
I am starting to like the clear stamps now that I know how to use them. They take a much lighter hand and it REALLY helps to use a rubber eraser when they are new to take off the oily residue so that the ink sticks to them. The bicycle is TAC Birthday Blessings colored in with Watercolor pencils (didn't bother to blend). I basically used either Palette L'Amor Red or Prussian Blue here...to distress and to stamp the sentiment.

I just can't tell you how much I LOVE the concept of this card...definitely a lot of wow factor for the time put in! I also think it makes the most wonderful invitations for the preschool set...if my kids (4 and 2) are an example, they spent a couple of hours playing with this card...well until my son took it apart to see how it worked (I'm pretty sure he is going to be an engineer).

Thanks so much for looking!
Lisa.

6 comments:

Miscelena said...

Heh - those are awesome! Very very cool... the kids are going to love them (and the parents, too!)

Sandra Williams said...

Wonderful!! They look great, you should be very proud of yourself! A job well done!

Tracey's Treasures said...

These are sooo cute. Great job! I'm glad your son loves them :)
That always makes it worth while!

Debby Winters said...

WOW! what cool invitations! I would "need" one too!

cipolla said...

very cute! my dd's love too Little einstein... "need" one for my dd's!!
in Italy the song start "starting mission.. now we go..."

Gwen Z. said...

I can't wait to make this card, well a little different, I don't have any little boys anymore. It is a BIG WOW!! Thanks for sharing your talent and all your fun ideas!