Friday, 12 April 2013

Centenarian ....

.... 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.

6 comments:

Craftilicious said...

Well we certainly don't get to make too many cards to celebrate that milestone so doing a special one is perfect! Love the colour choice it really pops.
Tara
x

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Wow! You don't make one of those every day! (He'll get a letter from the Queen, too, won't he?) Love the clean layout and colours you've used!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a wonderful birthday card Deb! Love the fancy framed sentiment! Wow! Those are some great genetics! Happy Birthday to your loved one :)

Jen said...

Well 100 years is certainly something to celebrate! And how nice that you could make a lovely card to mark the occasion! Your colors are classic man-card and the sentiments couldn't be better! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is perfect! What a lovely card you've created for a 100th birthday for a man - love the colours you've used! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Rachel W K said...

lovely card!! and WOW what a happy birthday~! Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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