Thursday 27 August 2015

Happy 40th ...

A quick post this evening to share this card:

It's my nephew's 40th birthday next month so I needed to create a suitable card.  To say I was struggling to come up with an idea is an understatement - I went on the hunt for inspiration!  I watched a video with Jennifer McGuire creating faux metal card with perfect pearls - I liked the effect so thought I would have a go.  

I took a small panel of card and blended three distress inks across the whole of the panel and then brushed over it with perfect pearls.  Finally I "polished" the panel then die cut the number 40 before embossing the panel using a number embossing folder.  I cut 4 or 5 additional number 40s before stacking and gluing them together.  Added a sentiment and that was that!!

I used:
Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire
Perfect Pearls - Perfect Pearls
Numbers Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Clearly Besotted Geometric Style Stamp set for the sentiment.

I am entering the following challenges:

Seize the Birthday Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Blog Wednesday Challenge "Anything Goes"



  1. Well I think you came up trumps on this one! It's brilliant...I am sure your nephew will love it!

  2. Those corners, though! I am going to have to remember the shape of this because it's positively radiant! And those rich saturated blues against the pristine white is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s!

  3. Wow such an amazing card Elaine, love that bright blue colour too ;) Viv xx

  4. Fabulous card Elaine :-) I LOVE the whole design of this! perfect! I am sure he will love it too :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  5. Fabulous ink blending, die cutting and dry embossing!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  6. Great technique - love the ombre effect of the blues! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!


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