In August of this year it was time to celebrate a 90th birthday. My eldest sister’s mother-in-law reached this milestone and, as I’ve know Wyn for many years, I made her a special card. Stepper Cards are popular at the moment and so that’s what I did (I also showed our stamping club members how to make them that month so it was a good time to practice). The daft thing is that my mother-in-law also turned 90 in September. I made her a lovely card from her son and me, and was commissioned to make something special by both of my sons. The bit that is daft is that I didn’t get a single photo of any of them 🙁
I’ll not go into great detail about the card design – there are lots of templates and instructions out on the WWW – so I’ll just show some close-ups of the various sections. Luckily, Wyn is a very short name which fitted onto the front of the card quite nicely. The chipboard letters were coloured with ink pads and the larger ‘W’ triple embossed with clear powder. The dragonfly brads and the jewelled brads on the other two letters were to help anchor them to the body of the card – I felt they might be a little too heavy to stay put with just glue.
The ’90’ numerals were orange striped to begin with so they needed colouring and triple-embossing, likewise the small flowers. I found a topper in my stash with the flower and buttons which looked suitable for an elderly lady and the only bit of stamping was the sentiment about brows wrinkling!