And I was right - when he saw this little cutie from Storybook Friends bounding across the beach my son lost the bass notes in his voice and made a high 'aaaah' noise!
Everyone likes an interactive card but especially teenage boys I've found. My son was deeply satisfied to find that when he pulled this tab...
I made the background scene with inked and spritzed acrylic blocks, adding detail by swiping with my So Saffron ink pad and drawing the horizon with a marker.
This shot shows the mechanics of the card better. I'd forgotten how much fun it is to make these kind of cards. Here's another one I made with instructions - do have a go and let me know how you get on!
Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Storybook Friends, Morning Meadow (sentiment)
Ink: Soft Sky, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Whisper White, scrap of core'dinations Real Red for the ball
Other: Word Window, 1/2" circle punches, paper snips, markers, stamp-a-majig
And as a special thank you for shopping with me, you'll get a free gift and handmade card with your first order from my online shop during September.
My son has always longed for a dog and if you are a regular reader of this blog, you may know that as well as Tuppence the cat we own a completely imaginary dog, a golden retriever called Aramis. I can exclusively reveal that our family has been deep in conference for months now about whether to make our dog a reality - and there is a distinct possibility that we may go for a pup. Obviously I have made it my business to look into this thoroughly but I would be very interested to hear some real life stories about getting a puppy. What do you think?
I don't know where the sunshine has gone but have a great autumnal weekend and I'll see you very soon.