Birthday Hogs ‘N Kisses

A few weeks ago my godson turned six. SIX! I’m not sure how that happened.

Birthday Hogs & Kisses

To go with his gift, I made him this cute little card, the design of which was inspired by this card I saw on Kristina Werner’s blog. I thought it would be so cute for a 6 year old. I can’t look at that cute little pig and not smile.

There’s a video tutorial for the card here, and suffice it to say, my stash of stamping supplies is still rather small, so I had to get creative with some of the techniques I used. For instance, after I colored the pig with a limited amount of copic markers I used rubber cement to mask him off, in order to fill in the circular background area behind him. It worked pretty well. The little piggy and hogs ‘n kisses sentiment are part of the Birthday Farm Animals set from Simon Says Stamp,  the stitched square die I used for the panel is also from Simon Says Stamp. I used the confetti stamp from the Birthday Tags stamp set from Lawn Fawn and some distress inks for the background. A little glossy accents to add some shine to the balloon finished off the card before I mounted it on a blue card base.

K and J x 4

And this little guy had a very happy birthday (and I have a 360-something more days before I have to lament him getting older again)…


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