- 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!
I will link to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog.
Thanks for stopping by!!!
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!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Congrats on being spotted by Simon Says Stamp! Yay!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete