Monday, 27 January 2014

Celebrating a Big Birthday !

It's never easy to make a card for a man, even more difficult when it's a 'Special' birthday.  To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of having big numbers on the front of a card shouting out one's age, although I know lots of people do like them.  The design I had in mind when planning my card fits the current challenge over on the Simply Less is More Blog which has a sketch to follow this week.

The project I'm sharing with you today is a card I've made for a pal who has a Big birthday coming up very soon - hope he likes it !

During the recent Sizzix sale I bought a few new dies and stamp and die sets - well, with prices up to 80% off, I just couldn't resist !  It took me a while and a great deal of perseverance as the their website is so very slow and I guess there were lots of transactions going on due to the sale.  However, it paid off as I was able to pick up a few Movers and Shapers dies for just over £1.50 each and stamp and die sets for just over £3 a set - bargain ! 

I used one of the Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz dies I got in the sale and cut the shape for my design from a scrap of black cardstock.  This is a great diecut shape to use on men's cards I think and I use the stamp of this design a lot, although it is a great deal smaller.

Rather than add a layer onto the base card at the bottom to follow the sketch, I drew lines with my fine Pitt Pen to suggest a layer.  The sentiments are from Stampin' Up! and 'Celebrate' was stamped using Raspberry Ripple ink and 'it's your day' stamped using black Archival ink.

A CAS card which is nice and flat for posting at small letter rate - result !

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. 


Kathyk said...

It's fab - he's bound to love it and, as you say, it fits right in with the LIM sketch too - re-SULT!


Anne said...

Lovely masculine card and the lines that you drew in work so well.
Thanks for joining us at Less is More this week
Less is More GD

Chrissie said...

What a fun card Wynneth!
Love that silhouette!
Thanks so much
Less is More

Linda said...

This is fab Wynneth, I love that die, it's one of my favourites from TH. Great card, i'm sure your friend will love it! xx

Katie Berberich said...

Cool! I think I have that die as a stamp -possibly? It's been a while since I've seen it!
Great card for a guy.
Katie x