Hello and welcome to our team blog hop. We're a friendly gaggle of ladies from all over Australia and we'd love to take you on a blog hop on the first Saturday of each month. This month the theme is Celebrations and you'll find heaps of inspiration for a wide range of 'celebration worthy' events.
Previous Blog Hop Stop:
You may have arrived here from Judy May's beautiful project, or perhaps you are starting from here. Let's get hopping!
Masculine 50th Birthday Card:
We're off soon to help one of John's basketball buddies celebrate his 50th birthday so I thought a masculine birthday celebration card would be perfect for my blog hop project.
It is a dress up, black tie, James Bond themed party so I decided to opt for a grey, silver and black colour scheme with a touch of sparkle for a special occasion.
Here's what I came up with.
A few details:
The base card is Basic Gray and I've chopped about 5cm off the bottom of an A4 sheet and used the rest so it is a larger than usual card.
The patterned paper is from Urban Oasis (pg 135.) I love this pack and it has some great patterns for masculine cards.
The silver cardstock is from the Brushed Metallics pack (pg 130) and adds a nice sheen.
I've matted the grey and DSP with Basic Black for some definition. Some Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon coordinated well. Makes it so easy when your supplies all match doesn't it.
Had the idea in mind to use stars so I punched out a few but it looked a little flat.
So I grabbed out my crimper (pg 155) and that added a nice touch of texture. I've used the large and small star punch. (I crimped first then punched.)
When you punch shapes from Designer Series Patterned Paper you can sometimes see white edges so I like to grab a sponge dauber out and sponge the edges.
Now a celebration needs a bit of sparkle I thought so I ran my Two Way Glue Pen (pg154) around some of my large stars and gave them a dip in a pile of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (pg 145.)
I used my Big Shot and Timeless Type Alphabet Dies (Mini pg 10) to cut the numbers - one set in silver and one set in black. Then I glued them together with Tombow Adhesive so that the black formed a shadow. Gave the numbers a little more definition that way.
Last step was just to layer the stars. I used a mix of Stampin' Dimensionals and Glue Dots (pg154) for some varied heights.
Happy 50th Al!
Blog Hop Details:
Our blog hop this month has 11 stops. Hmmm - what do you think, a one cuppa blog hop or perhaps two if you browse slowly or drink quickly!? There's a blog candy draw (non demonstrators eligible for prize) who leave a comment at each stop before Tuesday morning 6am. Email Nikki at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know and she'll put your name in the hat.
Next Blog Hop Stop:
And now it is time to say goodbye to me and head off to the blog of the gorgeous and talented Nikki Sadler. Au revoir!