Sunday, 28 February 2016

You're How Old?

I made this card for my uncle's 70th birthday and am entering the Allsorts 'Sentiment in Focus', Winter Wonderland 'Must use a Sentiment' and Seize the Birthday 'Anything Goes' challenges.  The papers were all from my snippets drawer, so I'm also popping across to the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.


Card blank: 8" x 6" white silk tent fold
Stamp: Woodware 'Numbers'
InK: Memento Rich Cocoa
Colouring: Promarker - Blush
Other: Wink of Stella
Snippets: White card, brown, green, maroon and stripe papers

I layered a piece of maroon paper onto green paper and attached it to the card front. I stamped the numbers across a snippet of white card and added the extra sentiments above and below.  This was trimmed slightly and a strip of stripe paper was attached to the top and bottom.  This was then layered onto more strips of brown paper before being attached to the card front.  I coloured the numbers with a Blush Promarker and then paper pieced the '7' and '0' from maroon paper.  To finish, I highlighted the paper pieced numbers with a Wink of Stella.

Kath x

22 comments:

Sue said...

I love this one Kath.

Hope you have had a lovely weekend. Sue

SARN said...

What an excellent idea. Top marks xxx

!neke said...

This is a great idee ! Love it !!!!

Ineke X

brenda said...

What a great idea for a Birthday card Kath, something that little bit different. Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Kathleen said...

What a great and useful stamp, love the design and colours of this card.
Thank you for joining in our Sentiment challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath

Barb said...

I really like this Kath. That stamp is one I know I'd use a lot. One for my wish list. The papers are perfect for a male. Barbxx

Di said...

WOW Kath! What a great idea - clever use of snippets and it's just brilliant! Love it!

Hugs

Di xxa

Valerija said...

What a great idea, love it very much. Wonderful male card.
Valerija xx

meg said...

Fantastic idea Kath really different CAS and very male

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant work Kath. Love it. Clever idea. Thanks so much for popping over, Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Bonnie said...

What an awesome masculine birthday card, Kath! Love how you've done the numbers!

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

What a great masculine card! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

Jules said...

Hi Kath

What a great card .. .. I love it!! Brilliant way to add an age to a card!

Many thanks for your kind comment on my blog (and your vote) it means a lot ... Mr Heart is enjoying his new found fame too LOL!!

Hope all is well at your end.

Love Jules xx

Liz said...

Brilliant masculine card! A very clever design. xx

aussie aNNie said...

beautiful card for a man or anyone in fact...great idea/x.xx
 {aNNie}

Cathy said...

Such a clever card Kath, great use of snippets too! Cathy x

Cathy said...

Such a clever card Kath, great use of snippets too! Cathy x

Tina Z. said...

so clever, great idea, I love it.

KandA said...

Fabulous card and such a great idea xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Kath, such a brilliant design.
Pauline
x

Eileen said...

What a great idea. Especially suitable for those difficult 'male' cards. Thanks for playing along with our 'Add a Sentiment' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and hope to see you joining us again
Eileen x

Jodene said...

This is a great card and I love how you've used the numbers! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)