My son attended on of his classmates birthday party this weekend.
Of course he took a box of Lego themed appropriate to the little dudes interests and likes, along with this card that we made.
The card stock is Real Red from Stampin' Up as is the Designer Series Paper (I think a retired collection).
The stamp is from Close To My Heart.
We used my Copic markers to color the dog. I added a few of the highlights as my son wanted the dog to have a "shaggy" look to him.
A little bit of Crystal Effects, to the dog's nose and the number 9 (it's a 9th birthday), wait for it to dry and 12 hours later we had a birthday card!
Hope this inspires your own creativity...