Friday, 13 January 2017

18th Birthday card for Edward

One of Len's great-nephews just celebrated his 18th Birthday and this is the card I made for him:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- navy blue card cut slightly smaller than the card front and glued in place

- a whole sheet (shock, horror) of card from the DCWV 'Juniper Berry' stack, cut slightly smaller than the navy layer and then glued to the card front

- stamped the main elements of the image onto a piece of white card stock using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and the Woodware '18th Birthday' stamp set - and of course the Misti!

- then stamped the number 18 onto a snippet of greeny/blue card from the same patterned paper stack

- carefully fussy cut the number 18 out and glued it onto the white stamped image - making sure I ran a black Whispers marker round the edge of the fussy cutting first, this hides any little white bits that might otherwise show up :)

- trimmed the image panel to required size, backed it with navy card and glued it to the centre of the card front

I'm hoping to get my money's worth out of this stamp as Edward is followed by three more young men who will be turning 18 within a couple of years. Plan ahead! :)







24 comments:

Liz said...

Great card for a young man turning 18. Love the patterned paper and perfect fussy cutting. xx

Pat said...

That background card is a perfect masculine colour Di and love the bit of sparkle on that geometric design, and the large number which you paper pieced in that complementary paper goes beautifully. A wonderful card for Len's great-nephew and a very useful stamp with some more 18th birthdays to come. x

Glennis said...

A stunning card Di, he will love it I'm sure

Mrs A. said...

Blogger just ate my comment!!! I was trying to say good thinking on being able to use the stamp again in the future and fab colours for a male card. Hugs Mrs A.

Carol L said...

That's more bang for the buck in future usage of that fun stamp! Love the background, and if he was interested in golf, all you'd need to add is a golf ball and a flag! Fun card!

Jane said...

Great card Di..such a tricky card to make for. And you used a whole sheet...whatever next! Keep snug xx

scrappymo! said...

This is a wonderful card, Di. I like the masculine feel to this card. The DP contributes to this look!

Preety said...

Great masculine card!! I usually don't know where to start when making a card for a male :) thanks for sharing
cheers
preety

Sarah said...

Perfect for a young man Di. Miss Mac turns 18 this year, maybe it would be the perfect time for me to make my card debut ... xx

Linby said...

Great idea for a difficult card - I might case that idea!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Gorgeous masculine card, Di.
Hugs,
Em xxx

Carole said...

Great card Di ! and are the other three already made?...stashed away?...lol

SARN said...

Brilliant masculine card. Love the stamp and the background paper you used.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Kath said...

A perfect card for an 18 year old - love the paper!
Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a great card Di, perfect for an 18 year old male. Even the little bit of glitter on the background does not look out of place.

Sue xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful card, perfect for a young male and Yyour paperpieced number looks great!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card for a 18 year old male and will also be handy if you have any females coming to that age.
I wonder if it would also work by cutting the numbers seperately for 81.

Kath x

Loll said...

Perfect card for a teenage boy Di. That "18" is such a fun font. xx

Craftychris said...

Perfect card for an 18 year old, love that background paper. It's good you can use the stamp several times! Well planned! xxx

KandA said...

Brilliant card Di and perfect for an 18 year old male - in fact is a great stamp for a female 18 year old too xx

Fiki said...

wonderful card!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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Camille Short said...

I love that bright and joyful 18!

Greta said...

Great card for a guy--love that paper & the 18 looks really cool!

Tina Z. said...

o, great card, I love your design.
hugs xx