Monday 9 September 2013

Another one reaches Twenty-one

Last month saw another of Ian's friends reach twenty-one so I went back to the Woodware 21 stamp to make this card for him.

The twenty-one topper on the front of the card was made using this stamp 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 stitched border was added around the twenty-one to frame it.

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.  After adding corners made from the Happy Birthday paper a stitched border was added around the top layer.  Inside the stitched border silver mirri-card corners embossed with a Darice keys embossing folder were added.  Stampin' up's Night of Navy grosgrain ribbon was wrapped around two of the corners and a bow added to the second tier 
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. 
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.

Adam and Ian were in the same class at Primary School and, although their lives have gone down very different routes since then, they are still good friends and have recently started playing chess regularly.  Adam received a lovely set for his twenty-first which he now brings around for them to play on.  You know when Adam is in the house as there is usually singing or whistling to be heard.  He and his two brothers, along with one other member, formed a folk band called The Sylver Bridal which you can listen to by clicking on the link.  Below is a picture of Adam, on the right, and his brother Ryan in action.

Thanks for reading today
Bunny Zoe's Crafts September Challenge - Something Blue
Sparkle and Sprinkle September Challenge - Anything Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or flocking


  1. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  2. This is a gorgeous card Liz. The 21 really pops and the layers and papers are gorgeous.
    I have some info on my blog which you may like to read.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  3. Love the design of this card! The papers are perfect and the execution is wonderful! Nice Job! Thanks for sharing with us this week at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  4. This is a wonderful make Liz! Im a big fan of lots of lovely layers so this card really appeals to me! I'm sure this will be kept for many years to come!
    Thank you for entering the 4 Krafty Girlz challenge!
    Toni-Marie DT xxx

  5. a fantastic card with a GREAT style!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at ruby's rainbow challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  6. Fab 21st card Liz, I love the added dimension the layering gives. Susan x

  7. Fabulous 21st birthday card for a lad! Love the design and papers you have chosen. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  8. Great card. Love the colors and all the layers. Thanks for sharing it with us at Seize the Birthday.

  9. What a sparkly 21 card. Lovely!! Perfect for a guy card!!Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month. Hugs, Barbara { personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

  10. Great card. Unfortunately you've entered too many challenges to have a chance of winning the prize, but thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  11. What a lovely card this is! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

  12. That's one awesome masculine card. I really love the colors you have used and the embossed corners!!!

    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  13. Wow, what an awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug Challenge!

  14. I love, love, LOVE this awesome card! The layout is great, the image is AWESOME, and the colors all fall together perfectly. A++ on this one, hun!! Thanks so much for stamping with us on the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog!

  15. A lovely card, love the stamp. Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx

  16. What a Fabulous creation!
    Thanks so much for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
    Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our newest Indian Summer challenge beginning today! We hope you’ll play along!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    ~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
    Kaymin Kreations

  17. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Polka doodles! HUgsxx

  18. Fantastic "21" card! Love all the wonderful layers and stitching. The mix of the sparkly 21, embossed silver corners, and little keys is perfect! Thank you for joining us for the September challenge at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  19. What a fab 21st card. Thanks for playing with us at BunnyZoe, and so sorry I'm so late leaving you a comment.
    Hugs Tracy x