50th Birthday

50th Birthday

I’m posting a couple of cards that I made in January and forgot all about! The first was for a GoldWinging friend of ours who was fifty that month. I didn’t want to make anything too fancy as it was for a fella but he also likes a bit of sparkle so I used glitter card to provide that aspect.

The card base is cream and I cut out a Spellbinders Ironwork Motif from a piece of card slightly smaller than the base. I coloured this lightly with some lilac ink and mounted it onto deep red glitter card cut a little larger to show a border. The ’50’ was stamped onto a small, circular die-cut and glued into the centre.

I stamped the sentiment onto a Spellbinders Tag and coloured that with lilac ink to match, threaded some sparkly red ribbon through it and then pierced all around the edge for a relatively simple-looking card.

You can just see where the colour has hit the raised areas of the die-cut when used as a stencil.

Sentiment

The glitter card is lovely and sparkly yet doesn't 'shed' like glitter can sometimes do - it catches the light nicely.

Sparkly!

Poppy

I love the style of Crafty Individuals stamps and this poppy is just gorgeous. I can’t link to it at their site as they don’t seem to have a search box but it can be seen here at Chocolate Baroque. I highly recommend both of these sites not only for purchasing stamps and stuff but for inspiration too.

The card itself was embossed with an Impressability and then lightly coloured with red ink directly from an ink pad. The poppy was stamped in black and cut out with a die – the name of which I can’t remember! While it was still in the die I coloured it DTP with the same ink used on the card base and then, once dry, covered it with a Versamark ink and clear embossing powder to give it the shine (which made it very hard to photograph!).

Lovely deckle-edge die used to cut this out, you can just make out the shine of the embossing.

Closeup

Showing the whole card.

Poppy

This better shows the shine of the embossing but also the glare from the flash!

Glare!

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