Friday 30 August 2013

Turquoise 40th

There seems to be a lot of special birthdays amongst family and friends this year and this is a card I made for a cousin's 40th birthday back in July.

Having used the Woodware 18th and 21st stamps to make to make birthday cards this year I then invested in a set of clear Papermania number stamps so that the same effect could be created on a card for any age. It's a great set of stamps to have if you just want to focus on the age or if you're not sure what the person's particular interests are to personlise their card for them.  The 4 and 0 stamps were stamped using Versamark ink and then embossed using Stampendous Disco Black embossing powder.  The number 4 was stamped and embossed first and then, using Stampin' up's stampamajig to help with positioning, the 0 was stamped over the top.  Having an embossed outline makes it easier to keep the glue inside the number outline when it comes to adding glitter. Once this had set the forty was die cut using a square Spellbinders die and the insides of the numbers were filled with turquoise glitter.  The card curled because wet glue had been used on it but putting it under a pile of books flattened it out again before it was added to the card.

The papers for this one were from The Cuddly Buddly Cottage Collection download in The Duck Egg colourway and also the Happy Birthday paper from their Patchwork of Paper Blue printed on  to turquoise cardstock.

The card was put together in three tiers with the two top tiers raised on foam pads. A border of stitching was added to the bottom layer to add and extra frame.  Large and small corners cut using Quickutz dies were added to different layers on the card.

The sentiment was stamped using a Stampin' up stamp from the Petite Pairs set and their Tempting Turquoise ink and then punched and layered using their plain and scalloped oval punches.  Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon was used to wrap around the corners of the bottom layer and to add a bow to the middle layer.  Round silver brads were the final embellishments.

There are still two 18th, two 40th, a 50th, a 65th and two 70th birthday cards to make before the end of the year so these stamps are going to be a good investment.

Thanks for reading today


  1. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Hope to see you back soon again. Hugs Anna-Karin

  2. Oh i love that glittered number!

    Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week

    -Angeline DT

  3. so stunning liz.really fab design and papers and i love the colour :D

    xx coops xx

  4. Thanks for playing our squares challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

    Leanne DT 4CC!