Jack lives and breathes cricket. He is so passionate about it, and is striving to play at a high level (hoping to one day wear "the baggy green" for the Australian cricket team). I was determined to not make a cricket-themed birthday card, as I thought after three years in a row the idea might grow a bit tired! I did, however, manage to sneak a little cricket ball onto the tag, for a pop of colour against all the neutrals. That, in turn, inspired me to highlight one of the "16s" in Cherry Cobbler (my original idea of all Crumb Cake numbers made for a bit of a bland background).
Here's the card that the birthday boy is receiving, along with a super-duper set of headphones that are apparently a "must have" item.
Stamps: Broadsheet Alphabet, Happiest Birthday Wishes, Just Cricket (retired)
Card: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Basic Black stampin' pad, Soft Suede stampin' pad and marker, Cherry Cobbler marker, Crumb Cake stampin' pad, Early Espresso stampin' pad and marker
Other: Timeless Type Junior Alphabet sizzlits die, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die, Large Tag punch, sponge dauber, Silver Mini Brad, Tombow liquid glue, black adhesive dots (not SU!)