Friday 15 November 2019

Birthdays & Fireworks

The other day I found myself needing a birthday card for a friend who was about to celebrate her 80th birthday (I can't quite believe it) so I wanted something special, but inspiration was somewhat lacking. Her birthday happens to fall on 5th Nov, fireworks night, so I wondered if I could somehow bring in a feel of fireworks being let off. Being 80 is well worth a celebration so I thought fireworks would be appropriate. Plus maybe when that number comes round it is not something we want to shout too loudly about so I decided to camouflage the number a little.

Here is the card I eventually came up with:

I used my favourite turnabout stamp and Catherine Pooler inks for the floral circle which I then masked and used a Funky Fossil stencil to do the background. The numbers were die cut using balloon number dies from the circle and then propped up with craft foam. The sentiment was stamped and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Here is a close up:

I know they say that Catherine Poler inks stay wet long enough for them to be used with embossing powder, but it hasn't worked for me yet. Each time I have tried it I have had to repeat stamp with versamark.

I am quite pleased with the end result and I think the recipient enjoyed it as well.

I am sharing this at:
AAA Birthday #7 - include a number
Watercooler Wednesday - All about occasions

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KandA said...

Gorgeous card Megan. The colours are fabulous and I love the way you camouflaged the numbers xx

KandA said...

Oops just realised I called you Megan..... Sorry about that, I obviously had a senior moment! xx

Cat Craig said...

My gosh what a perfect card for the fireworks that are definitely apropos an 80th birthday. Love this.

Jane said...

Cunningly disguised number, awesome card! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

Dawn T said...

Great eclipse card. Love the design. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Dawn ~ DT

Alex said...

Just one word: Stunning!
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


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Mac Mable said...

What a fun idea to use the fireworks theme and great how you camouflaged the number. A really pretty and thoughtful card for your friend x.

Wei said...

Such a lovely design with the poped up numbers. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Birthday. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.