.... Good morning! Hope you're all keeping well. I had a lovely long chat to my Mum yesterday, and as the conversation was finishing she had a special request. She asked me to make a birthday card for my Aunt's father. He has a very special birthday coming up - he'll be 100 years old on 24th April. He's seen so much change in his life - and it will be a day of celebration. I used a couple of challenges to make this card:
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Memorable Moments, Sassy Salutations; My Favourite Things - Birthday Sentiments
Inks: SU - Night of Navy, Cajan Craze
Dies: SU/Sizzix - Framelits - Labels Collection # 2 & 3
Accessories: SU Card - Night of Navy, Pool Party; SU Design Paper - Cajan Craze; White Lustre card; Brads; Martha Stewart Border punch
The FMS layout really works for this type of card - it showcases the central image so well! And the colours couldn't have been better! Just right for a masculine card.
I had just the right set of stamps to make the 100th birthday label - Memorable Moments. I started by stamping the number onto white card and then diecut the label positioning the number in the centre. To position the words I used my stamp-a-ma-jig and finished by stamping the dotty outline. I cut a mat layer in Pool Party and adhered the birthday label to it. I made the card base from Night of Navy. I cut the Pool Party mat to size, then cut the design paper to the same width and punched the border decoration. Next I stamped the word Congratulations (using my stamp-a-ma-jig for alignment) and cut the design paper to fit above the word. I finished the front by added three copper brads. I mounted the whole panel to the front of the card with dimensional tape. The inside is very clean and simple - a mat in Pool Party and white onto which I stamped a greeting.
This card will be going in the post shortly - as it needs to reach Mum in time for her to sign it and post it!
That's all for now. It's still very wet here in Michigan, but I think we've had it easy by comparison to those experiencing snowstorms and tornadoes. Keep safe wherever you are! I don't know about you, but I'm more than ready for spring to arrive. See you soon.