Hi there, welcome to a new Birthday Project by My Favorite Things. This month topic is Fun for Kids!
When my six year old son saw the Outside the Box card I made for the MFT September release, he was like "wow, that's so cool" and I immediately knew, I wanted to make one for him. He's totally into knights, underwater adventures and space, so I picked one of his favorite topics for my project. His Birthday was actually a month ago but he was so happy getting this anyway.
I started by creating the box out of white card stock. Check out the YouTube Video on the MFT channel on how to assemble the Outside the Box card. It is super simple and so so much fun.
Then, I took a (large enough) piece of watercolor paper to create all the space pieces. I made sure that my background die, the front rectangle and the four wavy pieces in the middle would easily fit on my paper later. This way, I only had to create one large space panel to use with all my dies. And that's exactly what I did. I ink blended four Distress Inks onto my paper, starting with the first layer using turquoise and purple. Then I added dark blue and black on top for the second layer. I spritzed some water on it with a brush and dabbed it dry with a paper towel. Then, I added some white paint splatters and let it dry completely before I die cut all the pieces I needed.
I glued all the space pieces to my box (see how to assemble in the video - link above). Now, I stamped, colored and die cut the images. I stamped them all on alcohol marker friendly ink using Memento Tuxedo Black ink which is an alcohol marker friendly ink. I used again turquoise and purple to color my images and used pops of yellow here and there. After the coloring was done, I die cut some clear stripes from a plastic sheet and glued all the images to my box.
The last thing to do was adding the sentiments. I heat embossed two of them onto heavyweight vellum using white embossing powder and a clear sticky ink. I die cut both of them with stitched dies and added them to my project. The one in the back is adhered with a tiny staple. The one in the front is glued to the background using glue only in the hidden placed behind the stars and the planet.
If you liked this, maybe you would like to see the bookmarks I made for my son as well. Check out the blogpost Galaxy Bookmarks.
Now, we would love to see your fun project for a child or a child at heart :-) You can find more inspiration and all the information on how to play along on the MFT Blog! So hop over and join the fun!
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