When I made Bob's 1st birthday card, I was aware that I was really making it for us in the short term, and for him when he's very much older - old enough to be getting nostalgic. This year though, I wanted to make a card that really was Bob's, but I still wanted it to be something we could save for him. The trouble is, although he's a lot better than he was, he's still not gentle enough for most cards to survive his attentions. My challenge then was to make something robust enough to be played with, but still worth playing with. Bob recently discovered my husband's vintage Thunderbird 2, and loves it and, with it's big bold 2, I just had to use it as a theme for his card.
This is what I came up with. It's made from black mount board, decorated with peel-off stars (easily replaced!). The wording is rub-on lettering, chosen because it's not tactile enough to be worth peeling off. Thunderbird 2 is cut from green felt and coloured using fabric paints and Pebeo Touch paint. I've mounted it with repositionable glue so it can be removed, played with, and restuck. There was a bit more I wanted to do to the card. Bob likes Wallace & Gromit's Grand Day Out, so I'd hoped to put the moon and their rocket on there somewhere, but time got the better of me yet again. Ah well. As you can see from the picture, it's faring pretty well. There are a couple of sticky finger prints, and it looks like there's some sort of food on Thunderbird 2, but otherwise it's undamaged.
I hope you like it and I'd love to know what you think.