Today I'm inexplicably shocked to find myself making a birthday card for a 45-year old. My contemporary who, over the years, has become softer, rounder, cuddlier and a little worn and thread"bear" in places... and yet he still rocks! And then, quite unexpectedly, I am caught asking the very question I dread: You're how old?!
For my card, I used the sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches #164 and paired it with colours from Colour Throwdown #210. I'm also linking this card up with these challenges: Perfect Sentiments Challenge #50: "Masculine Birthdays", Celebrate the Occasion #80 : "Twine & Button", Dude Time Doodles "September Inspiration", 365Cards #203. What's On the Inside" and Teddy Bo Tuesday Challenge #41: "Anything Goes".
Here's the card I made to celebrate his milestone birthday.
|I decided to make a tent card for a change. The papers are by Stampin' Up!|
|And here's the cuddly rock-star teddy bear. He's called Teddy Bo, stamped with Memento ink and coloured with Spectrum Noirs. For a textured look I dotted and flicked the colours while blending.|
|For embellies I used some twine and a button - yeah, for once I'm keeping it simple! I heat embossed the WMS sentiment. For the age I used peel-offs by Papermania.|
|If you hadn't noticed by now, Teddy Bo is resting on pop dots.|
|And what's on the inside? A birthday greeting and a pair of warm slippers befitting a 45-year old!|
Image Stamp: Teddy Bo & Co
Greeting Stamp: Waltzing Mouse "Compact Sentiments Two"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
SN Pens: Teddy Bo - GB10, GB9, BG8, EB2, EB1; Sweater & Hat - DG4, DG2, CG2
Die: Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG S4-110
That's my card for today. Thanks for dropping by and I'll see you again soon. I'm off to pluck out a few grey hairs which seem to have sprung out of nowhere in the course of writing this post. Oh the bane of being 25!
Tia Maria and