Thursday, October 31, 2013

Celebrating 40!

Today is overcast and soon to be raining, I think, so I had a difficult time getting a good picture of this card.  I layered a white card base with a smaller white panel, but decided it needed "something" which turned out to be embossing with a clock embossing folder.  You can just see it in the lower right corner.
 I wanted to give the Make it Monday Challenge "Inlay Diecuts" a go, so I embossed the "40" with dots and inlaid it in the white circle.  You can see that better in the photo below.  This card is really so much more interesting in real life.  I really need to work on those camera skills!

Challenges:
Flourishes--Birthday Wishes challenge
Love to Scrap #16--Play some blues (I used light blue and navy--though it might look black in the pictures)
Sister Act Card Challenge--anything goes
Sentimental Sundays #178--Happy birthday--monochromatic--must have a sentiment
Make it Monday #138--Inlaid Die Cuts
Lexi's Creations--birthday celebrations
Tuesday Morning Sketches #222--sketch

Die Cuttin' Divas #139--anything goes
Twisted Tuesday #62--anything goes
Crafter's Cafe #35--birthday celebrations
C.R.A.F.T. #231--for the boys

Supplies:
Stamps: PTI "Big Birthday Wishes"
Dies: Spellbinders circles and scalloped circles, large; Sizzix star die
Embossing folders: Darice "Clocks"; Cuttlebug dots

14 comments:

sharon said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Kathy Mc said...

WOW ~ you really conquered the challenges creating this birthday card. I agree after 40 the best is yet to come. I'm sure the recipient will love this card.

Basslady said...

a fantastic card and clever take on the sketch!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

alex said...

Such a great card, thank you for joining us at Crafters Cafe
Hugz Alex (DT)

Jessi Fogan said...

This is fabulous! I love the simple lines - I have a male friend turning 40 soon & I have to remember this :) Thanks so much for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week - I'm going to feature you on our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tuesday-Morning-Sketches/165327566909261?ref=hl

Debbie said...

Great 40th b'day card!! I love the CAS look and the embossing!!
Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Kristii said...

What a perfect card for a 40th birthday and the sentiment is absolutely true!!!

Cheryl said...

Great card! I LOVE the embossed numbers and CAS design. Thanks so much for playing along and helping us celebrate Christine's birthday!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Great card! I love the sketch you used!

Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

snappy scrappy said...

Fab...thanks for playing along with us at DCD!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Heather, i used to think 40 was a big deal, now i am almost 60 and i think 40 is young..in fact my oldest is almost 40. Love the simple style you used! Thank you for using our sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week..hope to see you again!

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our blues challenge at Love To Scrap, great job!
Leanne DT @Love To Scrap!

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card fab design.
Thank you for sharing with us at Lexis Creations.
Hugs Julie x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A fabulous card to celebrate a milestone birthday! Thanks for joining us at Lexis, Susan x