One of Len's Great-Nephews celebrated his 18th Birthday recently, and finally I remembered to re-use a stamp I'd bought a while ago for such Birthdays. This is the card I made:
- 6" x 6" square white card blank
- a piece of patterned paper, white spots on black, from the Altenew 'Essential Black and White' paper pack, cut slightly smaller than the card front and glued in place
- 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 piece of diagonally striped black and white paper from the same patterned paper pack
- 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 and glued it to the centre of the card front
The Altenew paper pack is very stylish and lends itself nicely to cards such as this one.
Little tip when you need to fussy cut any apertures - which I had to do on the number eight, top and bottom. Use a hand punch to punch one or more holes in the aperture first. It makes fussy cutting so much easier and you don't run the risk of ruining the stamped image by trying to poke the end of a pair of sharp scissors through to get started.