I read Dustin's blog and wanted to make a card. I didn't have a lot of time, as you can tell by the rush to get this linked! :)
Okay, I just got back from linking with 8 minutes left.
I like this image of Dudley. He was printed on Neenah card stock and colored with my Copics, twice, so he could sit in front of his presents. I always color the back one because you can see the image from the side. The confetti was colored with Spica pens so they would shine, which you can't tell in the photo! The Happy Birthday is Hero Arts CL340 Birthday Sayings stamped with Hero Arts Shadow Ink AF209 green Hills.
I used Hero Hues layering paper, Eggshell and Grass. The Cuttlebug Mesh embossing folder reminds me of alligator skin which I think would be similar to what Dudley's would look like. My children may think I am old enough to know, but really, I'm not. Finally, I used some DMC Pearl Cotton for the balloon string.
I hope Dustin had a happy 12th birthday!