Friday 26 July 2013

A Family Celebration

Since my last posting our Ian has celebrated his 21st birthday and this is the card I made for him.

The twenty-one topper on the front of the card was made using a stamp from Woodware and the patterned papers are all from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Blue.  The 21 stamp was inked using VersaMark ink and then embossed using disco black embossing powder from Stampendous.  Once this had set the twenty one was die cut using a square Spellbinders die and the inside of the numbers were filled with art glitter glue and silver glitter.  A Woodware corner notch punch was used on each corner and a navy thread wrapped around the topper.  A few stray flecks of embossing powder had escaped and to add to this speckling I spritzed over the topper with a silver metallic pens which can just about be picked up in the photo below.

The card was put together in three tiers.  On the bottom one there are layers of blue pearlescent card and silver embossed card and a blue patterned paper.  The corners of the patterned paper were either stitched or had corners added on top made from the Happy Birthday paper. 

The second tier has a scalloped square cut from blue pearlescent card paper. Layered on top of this is silver embossed card, Happy Birthday paper and blue gingham patterned paper.  Corners of silver mirri card embossed with a Darice keys embossing folder were added to this layer.

The 21 topper also layered on to the blue pearlescent card was the third layer.  The usual embellishments of ribbon and brads were used with the addition of two silver keys.

 A double insert was made for the inside of the card using the blue gingham patterned paper for one layer and a message created on the computer for the second.

Ian wanted a quiet day of celebrations and here are a few photos from the day.

Presents and cards waiting for the birthday boy.

It's become a tradition at birthday's and Christmas that I wrap up a pack of coke as a present but this time I made a Coke Can Cake and even managed to find a coke bottle with his Ian's name on it.

Some of Ian's favourite foods for lunch.

After a meal out in the evening it was back home for a piece of birthday cake.

Us with the Birthday Boy

It's hard to believe Ian's reached this milestone age already and I hope the future holds good things in store for him.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenge
Make It Monday - Anything Goes


  1. stunning card liz, I love your design and colours and wow the coke can cake is fabulous.Looks like Ian had a great birthday :D

    xx coops xx

  2. Fabulous card Liz love the sparkly 21! Some fab pictures - congratulations to Ian! The coke cake looks fab I might do that for my son he is permanently drinking the stuff! I used to have the same material for my curtains in my dining room and if that paper is Laura Ashley I had the same paper!!!!! Nice to see you back Liz! Susan xx

  3. A terrific card. Love the design and the sparkles. Great Coke can cake. Nice photos, you all look as though you had a lovely celebration.

  4. Fabulous card and colors. Beautiful photos.. Visited from MIM..Loz

  5. Excellent card! I love all the sparkly. Congrats to Ian! Thanks for sharing it with us at MIM.

    Rocio DT

  6. Awww thats a beautiful family photo, I do love the look of the cake yum! the coke can cake looks fabulous too! Your card is so stylish I love it. Popped over from mim. Joey xx

  7. Gorgeous card! Love all the layers and yet the stunning simplicity is amazing!
    Saw you at MIM and popped over for a closer look.

    Katherine xx


  8. Loveling Iain's coke tins cake, I do a mans beer cake but often I am asked to do one with soft drink cans. Will keep this design in mind if you don't mind?

    Like your other cards will be having a better look at your older posts later.