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