Friday, October 5, 2012

Lego Card

One of my boys has a birthday party to go to this weekend so I needed a card for him to take to the party.  Legos seem to be all that we think about here lately so I decided to go with that theme.  Plus, what boy doesn't love Legos!  I found a few Lego cards on Pinterest and used those as a start.  Then I happened upon this sketch and it worked perfect for what I had in mind. 

I've been wanting to use a few of my new supplies lately and this card was the perfect chance.  One of the things I've recently purchased is the Polka Dots embossing folder.  I used this on the white part of the card base, but not as you would expect it to be used.  I used the backside of the embossed image!  What a fun way to add dimension in a different way. 

I've also wanted to try some masking, stamping, and embossing.  I did just that on the Happy Birthday sentiment.  First, I stamped Happy Birthday on the sticky part of a post it note and cut it to the shape I wanted the final image to be.  I then put the sticky note on the white square where I wanted it to be.  Using my watermark ink I stamped over the whole image.  I then heat embossed the image with clear embossing powder and finally stamped the sentiment in the blank space and traced around the area with a black marker.  Such a fun technique and another great way to add texture!!  I know I'll be doing more of this in the future.

The Legos were super easy to make.  I just started with a square and then punched out four circles (all from scraps of course).  I inked the edges with watermark ink to give them just a bit of depth.  I also put them on foam adhesive to make them standout.  A little bit of white gel pen gives them the final touch. 

There you have it.  A super fun, super easy card to make for the boys in your life.  This card could be for a girl too.  Just change the color of the Legos.  Thanks for stopping. 

  • cardstock: scraps
  • stamp: Glitz Design (Distressing), Stampendous (Mini Happy Birthday)
  • ink: Memories Dye Ink (black), Versamark (Watermark)
  • embossing powder: Ranger (clear)
  • marker/pen: Zig Memory System (black), Uni-Ball Signo Broad (white)
  • embossing folder: Provo Craft Cuttlebug (Polka Dots)
  • twine: Doodlebug Design Inc. (Boy Assortment)
  • tools: We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper 1/8" and 3/8"), EK Success (circle punch)
  • misc: pop dots, adhesive, paper trimmer



  1. What a clever inventive card. Love your Legos.
    Thanks for Playing in Paradise with us this week.

  2. So sweet and boy would love this! Cheers and thanks for playing at Scrapbooker's Paradise this week!

  3. So cool - the gel pen is SUCH a perfect touch, you can really see them pop :) Thanks so much for playing with us in Paradise this week!

  4. Very cool card Jenny, the legos are fantastic. Thank you for Playing in Paradise this week.

  5. This is great - I need to use my dot embossing folders to make a Lego card - you've inspired me! Thanks for Playing in Paradise!

  6. That is so cool! Thanks for playing in Paradise.