We celebrated a big birthday in our extended family this weekend. It’s always great when these events come up as they always call for a custom creation.
This one was also for a guy… just my cup of tea! Love making card for our men folk. Here is what I came up with.
Of course, with these kinds of birthdays you have to rub it in a little. For the sentiment, instead of a traditional Happy birthday, I opted for this… Big 4 0. The “Big” is from the Birthday Bright stamp set, which is new in the Occasions Catalogue. (The stamp set is also bundled together with this new card and tag kit… but more about that later!)
The Happy Birthday sentiment went on the inside along with another sentiment, which again, had a little dig at getting older! It has to be done sometimes doesn’t it?! Both of these sentiments were from the Birthday Banners stamp set.
I wanted the 40 to still be visible, so I thought vellum would do the trick. This particular sentiment, being thick lettered, enabled me to adhere using some strategically placed glue dots. I used quite a few, as I rolled them and stretched them to fit into the shapes of the letters. I don’t think it’s going anywhere!
I just love how the Stars Blast thinlits look in Silver foil. I think they add a level of drama and movement in their design, which is great.
The envelope was decorated with that lovely big stamp from the coordinating Birthday Blast stamp set.
How I made this:
- Card base is standard portrait base – 148mm x 210mm, scored and folded in half (at 105mm) to form a standard A6 card. The colour is Basic Black
- Punching two sets of the Star Blast thinlit dies from silver foil, I fixed these to the back of a strip of cardstock sized at 105mm x 40mm. The colour is Bermuda Bay.
- The trick here was adhering the elements so they fit on the cardfront. To do this I positioned the first star blast (no adhesive on this piece yet) and applied Tombow Multi Purpose Liquid glue to the back of the strip of Bermuda Bay in a thin line and stuck that to the star blast piece. I repeated the process with the second star blast, creating one piece.
- I applied Tombow adhesive to this back of the intricate pieces and the cardstock strip and fixed it in place on my cardfront.
- Next I created the top element by first punching a circle from the Layering Circles collection framelits from silver foil.
- I punched a second circle in the next size down using the same circle die collection. The colour is Bermuda Bay.
- I adhered this to the silver circle with Tombow.
- The numbers are punched using the Large Number framelits. The colour is Basic Black. I adhered them with Tombow adhesive.
- I cut a piece of vellum 90mm x 25 mm and manually cut flag ends.
- I used Basic Black archival ink to stamp the “Big” sentiment onto vellum.
- I used glue dots to adhere the vellum flag to the circles.
- I used Dimensionals to the whole circle element piece to the cardfront.
- I stamped the envelope with the large stamp from the Birthday Blast stamp set. The colour is Bermuda Bay.
- Inside I cut a piece of Whisper white cardstock to 100mm x 142mm and adhere this with snail adhesive.
- I stamped the top sentiment first in Bermuda Bay ink and the Happy Birthday in the Basic Black archival.
Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
What I used to make this: