... this week's challenge at Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC72 is a trifold card - I haven't made one in years! So, I decided to make a very special card for this challenge.
I like the idea of having so much card to decorate and decided to make a card for a 70th birthday. Bert, my brother-in-law, celebrated his 70th birthday last Tuesday (8th). And while I've already sent him a card - this one - I decided that as he's coming over for a visit on Saturday, I'd make an extra special one!
I got together several of my favourite WM sets and three of the new Stampin' Up! "in-colours" and set to work. I started off by deciding what nestie to use to make the shape on the card top, settled on Labels 18 and proceeded to cut. It took a while but was worth it. I stamped the three panels to make different, but coordinating, backgrounds. Next I used the largest Labels 18 nestie to cut base mats in coordinating card. On the label for the front of the card I stamped, in Versamark, the lovely ornate image and embossed it with clear powder and added the age label in the centre. For the two inner labels I cut and stamped two smaller labels in white - one on which I stamped the sentiment "It's Your Big Day" (which ties in with the card Bert has already had) and the other was left blank for us all to sign! It was really fun to make this card and I look forward to giving it to Bert on Saturday!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Back in the Saddle, Free Spirit - Sentiments, Off Beat Backgrounds, Very Vintage Labels No 18, Vintage Circles Small, Way out West
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo
Spellbinders: Labels 18 (S4-310) # 4 & 5, Standard Circles Lg (S4-114) #3
Accessories: Clear embossing powder and card from stash
Sorry about the photo above - it was tough trying to get a decent picture, so grey today. I've taken a detail photo of the first two labels and a photo of the card laid out flat - it's a bit brighter.
As you can tell, I didn't get chance to CASE another card for the SOAP CASE competition. I decided to watch Frozen Planet instead. It was absolutely brilliant. Everything about the series is excellent, from David Attenborough's narration of the events to the filming of the wildlife and scenery. If you haven't seen it, try to catch it on repeat or get the DVD when it comes out!
And that's all for this morning. Mum and I are off to town for a bit of retail therapy this morning. See you soon.