Thursday 28 July 2011

Nineteen, Eighteen ........

This is the card I made for our son who turned nineteen on the 13th of July.  It's a large easel style card and the idea for a patchwork front, using album covers, was taken from a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.  I used Google images to find pictures of his favourite albums, transferred the images into an Open Office document and resized them to fit a square nestabilities die.  The nineteen background paper and greetings tag were also created on the computer.  Letter and record die-cuts were made using Quickutz dies.  A few peel-offs and silver mirri board were used to add a subtle bling.  It ended up being quite an easy card to put together.

Whilst taking photos of this one I realised I hadn't kept a record of the card I made for Ian's eighteenth birthday so I took photos of it at the same time and thought I'd share them with you in this post too.  Unfortunately his eighteenth birthday was tinged with sadness as his Granny had passed away just a few days before.  We'd planned a family holiday away for his birthday celebrations and although we still went, and tried to make the best of the day, our hearts just weren't quite in it.


The card was in the style of an album cover and was based around the album Octahedron (Octateen) by the Mars Volta which is one of his favourite bands.  These pictures show the envelope wallet, card front and mock record and sleeve, the back cover and inside the cover.  Backing papers were made by taking images relating to the band from Google images and making a collage with them in an Open Office document.  I printed them out on glossy photo paper in colour and also on matt white card in greyscale.
And here's a picture of the birthday boy.

This was one of the few moments of the day when the ukelele, which his sister gave him, left his hands.

Thanks for reading
Liz x

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