hey! Lego

Having three little boys in my house means that I’ve built, cleaned up and stood on my fair share of Lego. But we love it. I decided to try my hand at a Lego card. I browsed Google and Pinterest to grab some ideas and check out the various ways others had created cards. I decided to go with an ariel view and start with a Garden Green base for the baseboard. Then some quick maths to work out what size card ‘blocks’ I would need for them to fit well across the card. My Owl Builder punch was on loan so the smallest circle punch I had was the 1/2″ punch. It would have to do, and in the end, I probably would have gone crazy making any more circles than I did.

I wanted my card to be unique and you can’t get more unique than a hand carved stamp! I decided to use the little Lego man stamp that my 6 yr old designed for me last year. I drew on his features and coloured him with Stampin’ Write markers. Then I had an even bigger brainwave! I was looking through my stamps and noticed the hey! stamp from the Hi There stamp set. Have you ever noticed that on many of the boxes of Lego, there’s a big Hey! exclamation? Perfect! I decided to try and copy the Lego logo colours for my stamp. First I embossed the stamp in white, then drew a large outline in Daffodil Delight. Next, I needed to cover some of the embossed text with black so I just used a fine Sharpie. Lastly I cut around it and mounted it onto a Real Red cardstock speech bubble.

hey! Lego card with hand carved lego stamp. Details @ www.thepapercaper.com.au. Stampin' Up! supplies: Garden Gree, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tangelo Twist & Pacific Point cardstock/ink. Undefined stamp carving kit, Hi There stamp set...

I think Emmett approves!

Until next time,

Jess x

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