Sunday, August 16, 2015

90th birthday!

Not many people live until their 90th birthday, but today we celebrated my husband's grandfather's 90th!  For me, masculine cards are more difficult and add to that an older male and phew, it's really tricky!  But I had seen a few cards around on pinterest using this clock face die from PTI, and I loved the look of them and knew that was the idea I was going with.  When I saw this sketch by Viva La Verve and it was a perfect fit.  I love how this turned out.  Masculine (even with sequins!), very layered and quite sophisticated, I think.
To create the diagonal stripes, I used a stencil that I had just gotten and sponged on some black ink.  It's really the first time I have used a stencil, and I'm pretty sure I'm in love! : )  Now I can have stripes in ANY color.  Yippie!

Inspiration Destination #46--anything goes
Penny's Paper #240--anything goes
Addicted to Stamps #157--make your mark
Crafting by Designs--3+ layers
Word Art Wednesday #196--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Hiding in my Craft Room #212c--Happy Birthday
As You See It #100--celebrate
Viva La Verve August week 2--sketch

Sister Act Card Challenge #119--anything goes
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Little Miss Muffet #118--anything goes
Art Impressions #166--anything goes
Verve Diva Inspiration Challenge--celebrate
Cas-ual Chic Challenge #2--pretty patterns
One Sweet Challenge--back to school; use a new technique or medium (first time really using a stencil to create a pattern)
Come And Get It--round things (my clock face and sequins)

Stamps: PTI "Hands of Time"; JustRite Stampers "Crackle Backgroun"
Dies: Verve "Classy Label"; PTI "Hands of Time", "By the Numbers" and "Sparkle and Shine: Sequins"
Stencil: MFT "Diagonal Stripes"


Michelle said...

You've done a fabulous job with the amazing masculine card and the sentiment is so fitting for a 90th birthday milestone. I am a new follower of your fantastic blog and I would be over the moon if you followed mine - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

Marilyn Webb said...

Wow what a gorgeous masculine card!! Thanks for joining our WW challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
Marilyn DT

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful 90th birthday card. Lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Sharla said...

Wow, Happy 90th Birthday to your husband's grandfather...what a milestone!! Love your card and the clock, very nicely done! Thank you for joining us at LMMS!! :)

Bunny said...

What a great 90th birthday card. I really love the sentiment. Very nice card. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a cool card! Thanks for playing along with Viva la Verve!

Kamila R. said...

What a great masculine card! happy birthday to your husband's grandfather! Lovely design! Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
Kamila DT

Stamp Spectacular with Desirée said...

What an elegant masculine card! Love the layering of elements you've done here. Thanks for playing along with As You See It Challenge #101!

Heather Cooper said...

This is a stunning card and for a very important celebration, too! I love the font for the sentiment and how it echoes the design elements behind! Thanks for helping us celebrate 100 challenges at As You See It Challenges this week!

Tami said...

I found your card via the Art Impressions contest. I love the layout. Good luck!!

Angie Tieman said...

What a great masculine card for such a great occasion! 90, wow!! I love your diagonal stripe! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Chic Challenge!

Carolyn Cochran said...

Very unique layout and coloring-super idea about the different colored stripes anytime! Thank you for playing with us at One Sweet Challenge!
Carolyn, DT

Kelly Sroka said...

Wow--beautiful card!

Amanda said...

Such a great design and what an occasion! Thanks for playing with our 100th challenge at AYSI!

Sarah Loves to Stamp said...

What an elegant card! I LOVE this! All the components together are just wonderful! And it is a great masculine card, for sure. :) Thanks for playing along with our 100th challenge at As You See It Challenges!!!

JoAnn said...

Great card Heather. Definitely a milestone to celebrate.

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

This is so cool and innoveative!

Thank you for taking part of the CAS-ual Chic monthly challange!
Stay Happy, Stay Creative!
Zoey ( )