Monday, May 13, 2013

Saturday, my friend celebrated his 70th birthday.

Of course I had to make a card.  Lee loves to play Golf and I bought a golf stamp set called Tee Time, a few years back to make cards for him and never used it until now.  I went onto to get some ideas of what I wanted to make.  I searched for golf cards and 70th birthday cards and found a card posted by rdm, that I had to make.  I get a little ornery sometimes and this was one of them. This is not a normal card, it is an according card, about 5 feet long.  Here are the pictures.

 I used Buzz and Bumble paper pack with Colonial White, Cocoa, Sky and Champagne cardstock. Cocoa, Slate and Bamboo ink.  I used the Art Philosophy and Artiste Cricut Cartridges.  I used Color ready seam binding and glitter brads.  I used a mini super strong magnet for the closure on the box. I used CTMH's silver marker for the club heads.  I used SU's Blossom Petals Punch and made a cut file for the flames.  I sponged the edges of the flames with Honey ink and added Stickles to the centers after I layered the small flame over the large flame.
Here the card is with the custom box to hold it.
 There are 70 candles on this card.  Here is the link for the instructions that I followed to make the card.

Miss Hailey came home from School Friday and found me in the stamp room working on the card.  She asked me what I was doing, I showed her the card, which was about 1/2 way done and she asked me how many candles I was putting on the card.  I said 70.  Hailey asked why?  I told her that it was my friend Lee's 70th birthday and she exclaimed "He's going to be a Zombie soon."  

Lee loved the card.  He came over and thanked me for the card and gave me a big hug.  I told him next year I'm just going to bring him a candle and he can start putting them on the back side.  

Of course I had to tell him about the conversation I had with Miss Hailey.  I think Lee loved the story as much as the card. 

I made a second card in-case I liked it better.  Here are the pictures of it.
It is an easel card and I can change the flag if I want to.
I used the same paper pack but changed the Sky cardstock to Topiary.  The Buzz and Bumble paper pack is one of my favorite because of the vintage look.

I hope this inspires you to make one of either of the cards and if you do, please leave me a comment and a link to your card so I can see it.

Happy Scrappin',