Tuesday, 26 January 2010

18th Birthday card

My late sister's middle son Peter is 18 on Monday - where does time go!! I always struggle with boy's and men's cards, despite having 4 nephews and a brother!  Anyhow, I hope he likes it - my sister would be proud of him - he is at catering college (the same one Jamie Oliver went to no less) - happy birthday, Peter.

I had a couple of near disasters with this card - first of all I traced round the 8 the wrong way round on the patterned paper - spent ages trying to decide if it looked totally wrong before covering the other (right) side. Then when I embossed the "celebrate" the card curled up badly - must be the paper I covered the base card with, I've not embossed on it before. Luckily it seems to have flattened out now!  It also looks a more girly colour on the scan than it does in the flesh - its quite a dark dusky colour; not pink really, honest!

Then I had to decide what else to fill the card with - the numbers were just too big to fit on a 6x6 inch card so this is 8x8 - first time I've done one this big!  I had the champagne bottle, cork and glasses (Hobby Art) which I embossed on scrap card and coloured with tombow pens, and trusty gold krylon pen for the label. . Eventually I decided on the swirly "happy day" stamp (Stampendous) which I use a lot. I drew round the numbers with star dust stickles, cos you can't have an 18th birthday card without a bit of sparkle, can you?!


LME said...

I bet he will love it :)

Lori said...

I'll trust you when you say it's not really pink in real life..lol. It's a great card Helen, and I'm sure he will love it. I like the way you did that phrase all round the card, very cool.
fryin is my word verification, who in the wide world of sports thinks up these word verifications?? lol

Papillon Bleu said...

I will let you know for sure if you win!
Bye for now!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Helen! I think we've all traced our numbers back to front before at one time or another!! Lol!! xx