Well, this week was my youngest son’s birthday and this is the card that I made for him.
I was trying to come up with a good masculine look, and so the Silver Foil Sheets (p.23 in the Spring Occasions Catty) just seemed to be a good choice to give it that metallic look. I used the new Arrows Embossing Folder (p.26 in the OC) to emboss the Silver Foil layer.
I added that layer to a Basic Black cardstock layer and a Tangerine Tango card base. I added three banners to the card from my stash of DSP (all retired), and a focal point with the “19” cut with my Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies (p.192). I cut a Black set of numbers and a Silver set of numbers and then layered them to create the shadow effect. The numbers were glued to a Deco Label in Vanilla, and Black and Taken with Teal (retired color) Circles (p.186) which were all cut with framelits. I really love the metallic look and shine to this card. AND I always love to use up some of those old retired papers too. I had forgotten how much I really did like the color Taken with Teal!This is the inside of the card. I had seen a card a while ago that had a string with little tags or banners hanging across the inside of card, so this is my take on that idea.
I used some of the Silver Baker’s Twine (p.24 in the OC) to “hang” the banners. I punched a hole in the front of the card and attached the end of the Baker’s Twine underneath the card layers on the front of the card. Then I strung the twine across and attached the other end with a mini glue dot to the other side of the card. I covered that end up with a stamp from the Starburst Sayings stamp set and coordinating framelits (p.34 in the OC) in Tangerine Tango ink. I added a 1-1/4″ circle in Taken with Teal behind the Starburst Saying, a 1/2″ circle of Silver Foil on top of the Starburst Saying, and the little banner from the Starburst Saying stamp in black ink on vanilla cardstock to complete the embellishment. I added this to the card with a stampin’ dimensional.
Next, I stamped and punched some banners from the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Banner Blast, and the coordinating Banner Punch. AND I used the smallest banner from the Banners Framelits (p.27 in the OC) to cut out several more banners from DSP and cardstock. These I added to the Baker’s Twine with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (p.175). I just applied a small line of glue along the twine and layed the banners on top. I put a piece of wax paper underneath to prevent the twine from getting stuck to the card base. I wanted the little banners to “hang” freely and have some movement when the card was opened. SO CUTE!!
Lastly, I added the Happy Birthday from the Sassy Salutations stamp set (p.39) in black ink.
So, there it is….my masculine 19th birthday card for
my baby, I mean my son. Just so hard to think about the passage of time….he has seemed to grow up overnight! Well, thanks for looking and stop by again sometime.