This guy was SO much fun to make. This is Riley from Hanna Stamps. Riley is so thoughtful, making a birthday cake for someone special in my life!! He is colored with SU ink refills and an aqua painter~the shadow is done with a Sahara Sand marker (ALERT: throw away those gray markers for shading and shadowing. Once you use a Sahara Sand marker, you will never go back LOL!)
He was cut out with a Nestabilities die and mounted onto another piece of cardstock cut with a scalloped Nestabilities die. Background paper is from my stash, the velvet rick rack is from WalMart. The birthday greeting is from a whole sheet of sayings that go along with the many Rileys in the Hanna Stamps line. It was so easy to stamp and line up (the actual stamp is all on one line~I needed it to fit inside of a small SU oval punch so, I inked up the first few words, then moved down a line and stamped the rest of the saying.....easy peasy. The see-thru stamps make it a breeze to do!). The greeting is layered onto several SU punched shapes in coordinating colors.
I sewed around the background paper with my Janome Sew Mini sewing machine and Cuttlebug'd a small strip across the lower edge of the card. The greeting is mounted to the strip with dimensional tape.
Happy Birthday from Riley!!!