Our little smiler, Jacob, our Grandson, will be two years old in a couple of weeks. I'd had an idea in my head of the card I wanted to make and this evening I decided to put it together.
I'd purchased a set of Hobby Art stamps (called Dogz CS130D) with assorted breeds of dogs on. As a child, I grew up with a Dachshund so it kind of seemed natural to go with that for this card.
I stamped the dog, coloured it with Promarkers and then cut it out. I cut a strip of grey cardstock and stuck it to the base of the card to mimic a pavement. I then used a stamp (I think it may be from a Pennyblack set) for the grass.
On checking my stamps, I found the buzzy bee, it's one I've had for a while, so I don't recall where it came from, but I stamped it on the top right of the card, again colouring with Promarkers.
For the balloon, I used a Stampin' Up set called "Party This Way" and stamped in Ranger Adirondack Bright, Citrus. Using a Tim Holtz Distress Ink and a wet paintbrush I painted the streaky sky. I added a couple of clouds and a string to the balloon.
Using a Papertrey Ink stamp from their "Stylish Sentiments" set I stamped the "Happy Birthday". Finally, I stuck the coloured image of the dog and added a googly eye.