Tuesday 7 October 2014

80th Birthday

I have some pretty strong opinions about when numbers should be put on Birthday cards:

  • When the recipient is under 10
  • When it is a special Birthday and that person has a party to celebrate the occasion.

It is my uncle Eric's 80th Birthday this coming weekend and we have been invited to a luncheon to celebrate with him - so that means that I need to create a Birthday card with the number 80 featured. Hmmm.... 

I wasn't sure what to do for the card - nothing too feminine, nothing too girly... I took a browse through the challenge blogs looking for inspiration and I noticed that Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge was transportation - perfect. This is what I came up with:

I kept the background neutral, using SSS Smoke and Fog cardstock and stamping the HA background stamp in Fog ink for a tone-on-tone effect. I used the SSS Circle-On-A-Line die to create the division. I then stamped the background again in black on white cardstock. I coloured and fussy-cut the balloons and popped them up. I added a die-cut (Lawn Fawn) number also coloured to match. I layered about 5 die-cuts to create some dimension. I added the SSS Happy Birthday die-cut from Smoke cardstock. Finishing touch was adding some Glossy Accents to the balloons and the 80.

I wasn't sure about this card as it was coming along but I am very happy with the final result - perfect for my 80 year old uncle!

Thanks for stopping by!!!


  1. This is so AWESOME, Jill!! I love how uplifting and cheery this design is. Perfect for your Uncle Eric! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  2. This is super cute! I love the shine! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  3. Congrats on being spotted by Simon Says Stamp! Yay!

  4. I love this card. It caught my attention when I was looking through the TRANSPORT IT cards. My dad will be 90 yrs old his next birthday. This is a good card to make for him. Thank you for the inspiration.