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Milestone Birthday

August 24th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Milestone Birthday

My dear husband is celebrating a milestone birthday this week, and I wanted to make him a card that incorporated some of his passions. I could make you guess, but they are: bicycling, filming (shooting and editing), and reading.

I stamped the image and sentiment with black pigment ink and embossed them with clear powder. I pierced eight holes in opposite corners of the card and threaded black hemp twine through them. The edges of the patterned papers were distressed with Antique Linen ink. Only two layers of BasicGrey papers were used, which fits the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge of the week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Pen and Pencil (Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection), All-Around Argyle (SU!)
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Basic Black (SU!); Basics Kraft Paper Pad (BasicGrey)
Ink: Basic Black Craft (SU!); Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Big Shot, Black Hemp Twine, Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Paper-Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals (SU!); Tim Holtz Filmstrip Alterations Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die (Sizzix); Labels Seven Nestabilities (Spellbinders);
Inkssentials™ Ink Blending Tool (Ranger)

Tags: clean & simple

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pat (mspfd) // Aug 24, 2010 at 9:50 am

    Oh Vera, this is amazing! I love your fabulous design and how you were able to incorporate all of your husband’s favorites into a great masculine birthday card.

  • 2 Lisa C // Aug 25, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Very cool! Thanks for joining us at 7kids Challenge~

  • 3 Julie Glasgow // Aug 26, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Great masculine card!

    Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund!


  • 4 Beate // Sep 3, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Vera, your card looks awesome!
    Hugs and smiles

  • 5 Lisa Henke // Sep 27, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    oooo, FABBY card. love all the elements you included, Vera!