Monday, 25 January 2010

Goodbye Beavers, Hello Cubs...

Now my son has turned 8 he is leaving Beavers to move on to Cubs so I wanted to make a card to thank the leaders.
The papers I have used were a download which I got for free from Growing pains Scrapped (I think they are now available to buy from Stuff to Scrap). The collection is called 'Dogs and Frogs' and was great for this card because it uses the turquoise of the Beavers uniform and the green of the Cubs.
I have to confess that I bought the stamp set especially for this card- but it is full of elements that I know I will use for lots of other cards! It is called 'Dress up Billy' from Pink Cat Studio and has a Billy figure and lots of elements to paper piece to create lots of outfits- rather like paper dress up dolls when I was a girl!
I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday for this card. I use Adobe Photoshop to resize and crop the papers before printing so was able to size the squared paper so I could cut the corners from it. I tore the edge of the coredinations cardstock to fit with the boyish, grunge look of the papers.
I added a little necker in the colours of his lodge to the back of the envelope to finish it off.


Carolyn said...

Alison this is darling. I love what you did to the envelope. The card is perfect for the leaders, and congrats to your son on moving up.
Hugs xx

Paul said...

What a wonderful card and a great idea. As a Cub Leader myself, I may just have to get this image, thanks for drawing my attention to it. It could come in very useful.