Friday 8 January 2016

Happy New Birthday

A very happy New Year to you!!  I hope that it is one filled with joy and peace for you and your family and of course some time for crafting too!

With the new Occasions Catalogue now live and Salabration in full swing, I have a milestone birthday card to show you :-) This was for a friend's son who on his 18th birthday,  as many in Australia do,  had his driving test and passed so this card was made to cover both happy occasions...

The outside is for the big birthday - using the new Number of Years bundle. The background is a Case of Michelle Last. I loved her repetition of the 18 in the background. To re create it I lined the numbers up together on a clear block and used the lines on Grid Paper to help keep things straight as I stamped in tone on tone ink. Being photopolymer,  it is easy to see where you are going :-)
To cut the Look who's Turning banner I used circle framelits - and used a framelit as a stamp guide too. The little balloons are from the Honeycomb Happiness set - available for FREE during Saleabration with a qualifying order...such cute images and the balloons are perfect for this occasion :-) I used Copics to colour them and added a little subtle shimmer to these and the main 18 with some clear Wink of Stella. 

And inside...the driving! The dog in the window is meant to be Monty, their white Golden Retriever and our Sally's best mate. Monty, I'm told,  has been a passenger in the new driver's car so it was fun to include him here as we all became friends through meeting at the park with the dogs several years ago. The stamp set is called Beautiful Ride and is going to be a "must have" I think!

Card stock: Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Momento Tuxedo Black,
Stamps: Number of Years, Honeycomb Happiness, Beautiful Ride
Accessories: Big Shot, Large Numbers Framelits, Circle Framelits, Metallic Sequins Assortment, Wink of Stella
Non SU - Copics, Large sequin

Thanks for stopping by today and I will be back in the coming week as the Design Teams come back from their holidays with some more Occasions inspiration for you.

Happy stamping until next time,


1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous card, Jan! The front of the card is lovely but the dog in the car sure steals the show! Love it ! - Katerina