Saturday, 30 August 2014

Fun with Lego !

Hi Everyone,
Happy weekend to you all whatever you are up to.
I had a couple of commissioned cards to make for a little boy who loves his Lego so I set about making my own set of Lego bricks...

Somehow the camera has distorted the top of this card but I can assure you the bricks are straight IRL
Aren't these fun!
I cut the blocks from bright cardstock and set about punching out the circles with a small Xcut punch.
A long time later, lol, I had them all edged with matching distress marker and foam pads on the back ready to make in to the blocks. After they were fixed on to the card I highlighted the shine on the blocks with a white gel pen. It turned out quite realistic I think.
(Top Tip Tuesday Challenge Tip) :Then I had the idea of making another card which I could sell at an upcoming event without knowing the age and cut out some black numbers, mounted them on foam pads and popped them onto some leftover backing sheet of an old foam pad packet. Now this card can be suitable for either a '4', '5', '6', '7', '8' or '9' year old. The customer can easily add the correct age for the Birthday boy when the time comes.

 The stamp set used on all the cards was from MFT - Die-namics By The Numbers and the number die comes with it.

TTCRD - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes (TopTip- set of numbers on backing)
Diva's by Design - Happy Birthday
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Enjoy your weekend! September starts on Monday, I can barely believe it. I had better get stuck in to making some more Christmas cards, my box is not nearly full enough yet.
See you soon,


Carol S. said...

Great card and what patience! Have a happy Sunday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

dutchess said...

worth all the hard work it's an outstanding design! xxxxxx

Jacee said...

So unusual but so good!! I love the lego, such a great idea!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

cuilliesocks said...

Brilliant card Lorraine, what a wonderful idea to make lego, fab bright colours, I'm sure the little boy loved it, hugs Kate x

Sue said...

WOW! These are fabulous Lorraine. Your Lego bricks look so realistic and the bright colours are prefect.
Sue xx

Jac said...

These are fabulous your Lego bricks look awesome, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant card and love the lego blocks they are realistic a brilliant result
Carol x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is amazing, they look fabulous, must have taken ages

coops said...

love this lorraine.such a fantastic design, my son would love this :D

xx coops xx

Pretty Cards 4 You said...

Wow what an excellent idea. My son would love your card. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design. Georgina x

Wishcraft said...

Love them Lorraine, they look fabulous! Hugs, Lisa x

MaryH said...

This is certainly a brilliant idea, and how marvelously you carried your idea through to completion. I can just imagine all the time required to make the little dots, color them & this little fella is going to just be over-the-moon that your wonderful card reflects his special interest. The bold colors really had the look of 'real' legos! TFS & Hugs.

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Lisa S. said...

Fab lego cards, reminds me of my son playing with legos. :) Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

Rebecca said...

Excellent idea, love the Lego bricks!!! Rebecca x

Bettina L. said...

This is such an excellent idea and love the tip too. Thanks for playing at
Top Tip Tuesday for our previous challenge and so sorry for my a bit late comemnt. Still hope to see you back later this week playing along with our current challenge. Bettina
DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

Gina Knott said...

This is such an amazing idea and you put so much work into it. It looks absolutely fabulous!
Gina x

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant card Lorraine Lego seems to be all the rage at the moment and yet it has been around for so many years, love the wonderful vibrant colours, superb make.
lorraine x

Cara Malmrose said...

How cute! Perfect for a little boy! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again! (Hugs) Cara

Emma Sheppard said...

Hi Lorraine, this is brilliant and you've just given me some great inspiration for my son's birthday in a few weeks (we're having a lego party)! The bricks certainly do look very realistic. Lovely x

Karen said...

Fantastic cards, thanks for sharing them with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge.

Tindaloo said...

Cool card and pop-up effect! :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo