Monday, 25 April 2011
A card for my Dad's 70th Birthday
I have been busy over the last week making my Dad's 70th birthday card, he will be 70 on 28th April, Happy Birthday Dad
I decided I wanted to add a few photos to the card, one of him as a little boy, one in his teenage/twenties and one as he is now so I ended up with a very long shaped card.
I made 5 circle swing cards and joined them together, then added two patterns of paper both from Pink Petticoat downloads, 1 spots and the other stripes to the base of each card, I then cut 5 circles using my nesties and big shot and stuck these to swing circle part.
Netty has kindly made lots of free circle sentiments and I have used her 70th Birthday one on the front circle and cut the word Dad with my Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet dies and stuck these on with double sided tape.
On the second page I have added a photo of my Dad as a little boy and added a car and a lorry metal charm to each circle and stuck these on with foam pads, I have added the words Oh what a cutie onto some white card and cut out one of the fancy tags from a Spellbinders set.
On the next page is a picture of my Dad in his navy days which I have shaped into a circle, again using my nesties. I have added a ships wheel and an anchor onto two blue circles to this page and again added some words and stuck onto a different fancy tag spellbinder diecut.
The next page is a photo of my Dad out in France where he lives now. I have also added 3 metal charms to this page, a trowel, watering can and a tree as he now has a garden with loads of fruit trees and also grows veg in the garden and again added some words to a fancy tag.
The next page is just to give a little bit of fun, its a digital stamp called Albert from Just Inklined which I have coloured in with Promarkers, adding some more words to another fancy tag.
The last page just has our birthday message on it, printed onto white card then cut using labels 17 Spellbinders die which I then matted onto a blue die cut from the same die set.
I sent it just before the Bank Holidays so I hope it gets to him in time.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
A spoonful of sugar Lets celebrate
Papertake Weekly Spots n stripes
I love Promarkers Anything goes
Raise the bar Nautical
Crafty Ann's Fancy Folds
Simply Create Time to rock the metal
The crafty pad Circles
Bunny Zoes One for the boys
There's magic in the air Multifold card
Thanks for looking x