60 & 65

Good Morning,

I needed to make two male Birthday cards; 60 & 65…This time around I was a bit lazy and used the same layout (see sketch further down) for both cards:

Though I over the last week did enjoy making some different cards (i.e. the Halloween cards), I was quite happy to be back into my comfort zone with distressing and subtle colors again.  For the first one, I reached for my favorite -male- papers “Blue Awning” by K &Company:

Challenges
Stamps R Us – Birthday Card
The Stamping Boutique – Birthday Project
Our Creative Corner –  Numbers
Creative Inspirations – #130 Celebrations
Polka Doodles – #38 Distressing

Card Ingredients
Stamps – Blue Card: V28 & V305, Vilda Stamps
Sentiment: “Birthday Postage Stamp Sentiments”, Whimsy Stamps
Papers: “Blue Awning” (K &Company) & “Life’s Little Flowers” (My Mind’s Eye).
Embellishments: Fancy Corner Die cut (Cuttlebug), Vine Spray (Petaloo), Film Strip Ribbon & Pin (Tim Holtz), Flowers (WOC), String & Pearls (Stash).

Stamps – Red Card: V34 & V225, Vilda Stamps
Papers: “Grunge” /Angel’s Collection (Reprint), “Julbak” / Gammaldags Jul (Maja Design), “Christmas Music” (Penny Black).
Embellishments: Film Strip Ribbon & Metal Corners (Tim Holtz), Key (Making Memories?), Pearls & String (Stash).

Copics used
Blue: B97, B95, B91 Reds: R29, R24, R22, R20
Greys: C6, C3, C2, C1, C00 Greens: G85, G82, G40
Label: E25, E31 Can: E25, E31, E51, E50
Wood: E59, E57, E51 Mushrooms: E37, YR24
Can Roof & Details: E37, YR24, Y21, Y00

Both cards have handmade flowers, made with Whiff of Joy’s Nested Flowers III’ dies, and have been distressed with “Walnut Stain” “Vintage Photo” Distress Inks from Ranger’s. I thought I’d also add some glitter…and as my my one and only “Iridescent Gold” from Tattered Angels is still in the US, I went to a craft store and bought a bottle of “Suede” instead.

Grabbed the second card and started spraying over it. Panic! Suede is so much darker than the Gold, which only leaves a very light shimmer and now I had quite visible stains. At first I thought I was going to have to redo the image, but then once the first shock had settled I started to like it.  I think it adds to the old feel of the card, or???

Challenges
Vilda Stamps – Sketch #8
Paper Sundaes – #88 Anything goes
Southern Girls – #28 Anything goes
Anything Goes – #50 Anything goes

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