Monday 6 May 2013


As well as making a card for a new teenager last week there was also an eighteenth birthday card to make as a grand-nephew reached this milestone.

Unfortunately Ryan's card was a last minute effort so it turned out to be a simple one based around his coming of age.  With a colour scheme of black, grey and silver and the layout of four square toppers on to a 6x6 scalloped square card blank I set to work.  This layout can be adapted to lots of different themes and with the use of the Spellbinder dies the toppers can be made in no time.

On these toppers an 18 shower burst stamp from Personal Impressions was stamped and embossed using VersaMark ink and silver detail embossing powder from Stampendous.  The black card used had a fluffy texture to it and captured embossing powder where it shouldn't have so to camouflage this silver metallic ink was spritzed over the image.  Silver mirri-card and gingham backing paper were used as the backing layers for the toppers and silver metallic thread wrapped around the corners.

The Happy Birthday and gingham papers were both printed in greyscale from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Blue.  

A stamp from Stampin' up's Petite Pairs was used to make the sentiment and their oval and scalloped oval punches were used to frame it.  Stampin' up's black grosgrain ribbon was used to wrap around the card and also to make the bow.  A few crystal peel off dots were added to the corners and the sentiment.

On the family farm Ryan has recently been rearing ducks and selling their eggs.  Here's a photo he posted of his newest brood.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx

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  1. Great idea Liz it looks fab! Those ducklings look toooooo cute!! Susan x

  2. stunning card liz.i love your mono design and the little chicks are adorable :D

    xx coops xx

  3. Great card, I like monochrome Thank you for joining us at My craft creations challenge, good luck x

  4. Love it!
    TFS with us at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog.
    Loriann DT

  5. Your card is fabulous. Thanks for playing along with Paper Playtime.

  6. great card design and love the heat embossed "18". Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  7. I love this card and the simplicity of it yet all the texture...beautiful! Thanks for entering over at the Paper Nest Doll! ~Kelly Walkelmol

  8. It's so cute! I'm visiting from MIM.

  9. Love it! Simple and elegant! TFS with us at the PND challenge....xo Nikki ox