Saturday, October 8, 2011

Card for an 80th Birthday

This afternoon we attended an open house for a gentleman from our church who's 80th birthday is tomorrow. He's amazing...he certainly does not look or act his age. Great attitude and a steady, happy disposition. I hope someone can say that of me when I get to be that age! But I fear I'm getting a bit more "crotchity" every year! I should have asked him his secret!
Anyway, the card I made for him turned out okay, except for the "80th" little tag...not happy with that for some reason. I think it stands out too much, probably because the "Happy Birthday" sentiment didn't stamp very black. It looks worse in the picture than it did in "real life"! Oh well, its done and gone. Hope he likes it!

The flower image I used is a Magnolia* but I can't find the name of it. Anyone know?
I colored it with colored pencils and drew the "stitches" with red marker.
The birthday sentiment is an Allnight Media stamp.
The red cardstock is DCWV from the "Holiday Collection".
The embossing folder I used was from Cuttlebug/Provo Craft.*
which I sanded to give it the distressed look.
The rest of the cardstock and paper is from my stash.
So are the rhinestones, and red sparkle cord.
As always, I used lots of Glue Dots* and ScorTape*.
(the *'d items I got from

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Paula said...

What a lovely card. Very bright and cheery, like the birthday boy himself sounds. I'm sure he'll adore this. And hope you get feeling better:)

Lisa T said...

What a very pretty birthday card!

Debbie Carriere said...

A great birthday card! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!!