Sunday, June 12, 2011

Milestone Birthday

Waaaaaay back in January (can you remember that far back?) a friend of mine turned the big 3-0. In celebration of this momentous occasion, I decided to create an awesome birthday card... but where to start?

I often draw my inspiration from different sources, and this time it was the 'Viva La Verve' sketch challenge.

Here's a look at the sketch for the week of January 21st:

And here's a look at my take on the sketch challenge:

I used my 'Sanded' SU background stamp on the kraft card stock, but it is almost unnoticeable in the picture.

A close up of the top of half of the card shows a bit of detail. I embossed some Taken with Teal (SU) cardstock with my checkerboard embossing folder. On top of this I layered a Unity Stamp Co. frame and a large '30' which I had embossed in black.

A close up of the bottom half of the card shows the Tim Holtz tissue tape that I layered on top of some black card stock. Around all of this I wound some linen thread and added a black button to finish it all off.

A simple little 'happy birthday' greeting at the bottom and some subtle distress ink around the edges of the card finish it all off.