Monday, November 23, 2009

100th Birthday Card

Hello!! I was recently asked by my mom to make a special birthday card for a man that is going to be 100 years old. Wow, that is amazing isn't it. I gladly accepted the chance to do this. Of course, I hope he really likes it.

For some reason I wanted to make this card look like a bakery. I started off with figuring out my window, except I did not put it onto my card front yet. I then created my brick wall. I added chocolate chip classic ink with a stamping sponge to the bricks and also on the really rust base card. Someone recently shared a new technique on how to make bricks. It is easy to do, but it does take a little bit of time. At the bottom of the card I used sahara sand and sponged on chocolate chip to it to make it look somewhat like a sidewalk. I wanted a place to set my pot with the balloons in it. I thought the two tags and the window punch would make a very nice window sill.

Everything I used was Stampin' Up! products, except for the numbers on the balloons. To make those I used a stencil that I have had for a really long time.

If you have any questions about this card, please feel free to ask me. I am pleased with the end result. I hope the person I made this for will be just as happy as I am.

If you have a minute while you are looking, I would love it if you would leave a comment.

Now it is your turn to go-n-stamp!!


Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh My Chris, 100 years old?! You surely made a wonderful card for this man! I am sure your creation will make him feel special! :) TFS

Grace said...

This is a very nice card. He will surely wish he didn't have to wait one hundred years for such a fantastic card.

I love the shop window look, what a wonderful touch.

Delicious, indeed.

Thank you for taking the time to share.

Becky Jensen said...

I love the way you made it look like the outside of a bakery with the cupcakes in the window!!!