70th Birthday – Timeless Texture

Happy Monday!  I have a week off work and I’m looking forward to spending some quality time with my family!  We had a get together Saturday night with our family and close friends and had an absolute blast!  A few years ago we  built a ‘mini’ golf course on our property with 20 holes that span over our front and side yard, and we decided it would be fun to have a golf tournament. The younger kids had their own tourney with fewer holes and the 11 and older group played 11 holes of golf.  With teams of three, yet everyone playing for their own score and the chance to win a prize, it was quite the hustle to get through the course before darkness rolled in.  Next year we will do it again but start earlier in the day so we don’t feel so rushed.

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A few weeks ago a customer of mine celebrated her 70th birthday and I couldn’t let the day go without sending her a birthday card.  Sometimes simple is best so that a specific element stands out.  With this card I stamped some background images in Smoky Slate ink using the Timeless Textures stamp set.  In Melon Mambo ink, I stamped the letters 7 and 0 from the Number of Years stamp set, and die cut using the Large Numbers Framelits.  You’ll notice I added the ‘th’ beside it.  The little banner is one of the dies in the Large Numbers Framelits, however it is a solid framelit, so you have to die cut the banner before you stamp on it. Otherwise you have no idea if you die cut straight around the stamped words.

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I used the Foam Adhesive Strips to pop up the numbers as they are narrow enough to tuck in behind the numbers.

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While this card is pretty with these elements alone, I couldn’t resist making it sparkle with the addition of a few Basic Rhinestones.

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While I don’t do this very often, I stamped on the inside of the card as well to tie it in to the card front. With the card base being Basic Black, I needed to add some Whisper White cardstock to the inside so that I could write in it and the recipient could actually see what was written LOL

Have a wonderful Monday and I hope to get the chance to post again this week with new Holiday Catalogue projects!


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