Sunday, June 12, 2011

Milestone Birthday

Waaaaaay back in January (can you remember that far back?) a friend of mine turned the big 3-0. In celebration of this momentous occasion, I decided to create an awesome birthday card... but where to start?

I often draw my inspiration from different sources, and this time it was the 'Viva La Verve' sketch challenge.

Here's a look at the sketch for the week of January 21st:

And here's a look at my take on the sketch challenge:

I used my 'Sanded' SU background stamp on the kraft card stock, but it is almost unnoticeable in the picture.

A close up of the top of half of the card shows a bit of detail. I embossed some Taken with Teal (SU) cardstock with my checkerboard embossing folder. On top of this I layered a Unity Stamp Co. frame and a large '30' which I had embossed in black.

A close up of the bottom half of the card shows the Tim Holtz tissue tape that I layered on top of some black card stock. Around all of this I wound some linen thread and added a black button to finish it all off.

A simple little 'happy birthday' greeting at the bottom and some subtle distress ink around the edges of the card finish it all off.


michib said...

what an absolutely beautiful card Marnie! I love it!

Angela said...

Yay!! Love that you posted this :) and I love seeing the sketch you used for inspiration. I always love seeing how you interpret stuff, you always think outside the box and make it your own. This was a truly epic should try and submit it!