Sunday, 15 May 2011

40th Birthday Card for a Man

I needed to do a quick 40th Birthday Card for my Boyfriends work partner, luckily I had already started a couple of bases for male cards but had lost my inspiration so they were just hanging around waiting to be finished!

I have mainly used cardstock from the DCWV Latte Stack. I chose some co-ordinating colours and cut 3 strips to mount onto the card as backing, I used a border punch to finish the edge that would be on the opening edge of the card, I then adhered the strips of card to the card blank.

I stamped the 40 and circle border using Versamark and embossed with detail silver embossing powder. I then used a 1 1/2" Circle Punch to punch the circle out. I then cut a slightly larger circle to mount this on which I edged using Brilliance Starlight Silver ink. Using a Nellie Snellen Circle Frame die I cut a fancy circle out of thick silver cardstock to mount the "40" sentiment on, I adhered this to the card using double sided foam pads.

To finish the card I cut a small rectangle of cardstock and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment, again using Versamark and Silver embossing powder, I then trimmed off one corner with a corner rounder and adhered to the card using foam pads.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Crazy Challenge - "Anything Goes"
Papertake Weekly - "Fancy a Punch? - use punches or die cuts"
Tuesday Throwdown - "use die cuts"
Crafty Creations - "Anything Goes"
Moving Along with the times - "2 B's" being my Birthday Sentiment Stamp and Border Punch


Anonymous said...

Great card April and perfect for a man. Thanks for sharing with us at Papertake Weekly this week. :o)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great creation for a bloke!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Debs said...

Great take on the 'B's challenge.
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck

DesignerDiva said...

I love the monochrome style and you have done a fab job here April, well done
Thank you for joining us at MAWTT this week for Brenda's BB challenge and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Brenda Brown said...

Great card for a man April, it has worked really well.
Thanks for joining in our 2B's challenge at MAWTT we are so pleased you have shared this with us.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Val said...

Great card.
Thank you so much for joining the 2Bs challenge at MAWTT. Please come back again.