We hosted my nephew's 6th birthday party today. Since my work has been very busy, my husband picked up a birthday card when he picked up the present. However, my nephews have always had handmade cards from me and I didn't want to break the trend. So, I made a really simple one last night.
The theme of this year's party was Harry Potter. Isn't this cake cute? My sister-in-law brought all the little Harry Potter Lego guys from a Lego set my nephew already has to decorate it.
My nephew enjoyed telling us the names of all the characters. My sister-in-law has been reading to him the Harry Potter series. He will get to watch the movies after reading the books. He has a voracious mind when it comes to reading (or being read to). He is learning to read himself now too.
To keep on the Harry Potter "magic" theme, I used my "magical birthday wishes" stamp that I bought to go with the fairies from A Day for Daisies. Well, I decided it would work just as well for a dragon!
This dragon is a digital image from MelJen's designs. I coloured it with my copic markers. To make it look like scales, I just dotted the markers. First, I made dots with the light green and then went in with the dark. Then I used the light green again to help the darker dots to blend in. Where I wanted the most shadow, I went again with the dark and did not go back and blend with the light.
The background is embossed with a crocodile pattern that I got from Accucut Craft. I thought it would work for my dragon card. (Of course, I composed a little poem for the inside too!)
It was a good day. The boys played well together (both the little ones and all the uncles) and everyone had a nice visit. My sister-in-law brought lots of finger foods and some guests brought snacks too. (AND - it was all over before Super Bowl Sunday started, so my husband can "have his cake and eat it too!")