Tuesday, July 1, 2014

25 to 50

Our oldest niece is turning 25 this year!  My hubby and I were dating when she was first born. I remember going to their house to see the new baby. Where has all the time gone?  With her birthday coming up I was thinking of what I could do for her birthday.  I went to Pinterest and checked my pins for cards and I decided to CASE  this striking card from Gay Peplow.

 So how do you go from 25 to 50?  My sister's big birthday is coming up too!  In the process of making my version of the card let's just say about 5 tries to get to one card.    CAS for me takes 5 times as long as my distressed shabby chic/vintage look.

I ended up making three variation and I just popped a 50 over one of the 25's to use for my sister.

 Here is the finished card.  I wanted to overlap the damask with the pretty script and add her birthday number in the top right and finish it off with a butterfly.

I created a second butterfly to cut out and add a layer. 

Products: Stampers Anonymous - Damask,  7 Gypsies - Numbers, Darkroom Door - Eclectic - Butterfly, Darkroom Door - Textures - Script, Memory Box - Sentiment, STAEDTLER Karat Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

 One of my attempts I stamped the sentiment in Ranger Archival Magenta Hue and added a watercolor circle around the numbers. I didn't like the effect of the watercolor circles so I softened them with water and then I added the #50 over the top .

 This one I stamped the sentiment crooked and had to keep cutting to cut it off. I tried layering the sentiment and it didn't work. I do like the black card base as it really pops.

I also had to make a boy's birthday card for this week so I pulled out my wild west stamps and created this:

I was playing with Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Stars and sponging on the mix of browns with dye inks over an inky background.  After it was done I decided to pair it with the Wild West Cowboy and the Verses Rubber Stamps Birthday stamp.

Have a fabulous Tuesday!



  1. Beautiful, Sue! I love the script mixed with the big flourish and then that beautiful butterfly!

  2. You did a beautiful job with these. They are gorgeous. I've discovered that if I try to case someone's card, I can't do it. I just have to use the idea in some way and make it my own. Thanks for the inspiration as always!

  3. gorgeous age cards Suzz. lovely stamps you've used. I have trouble with CAS too!

  4. Wow! These are both gorgeous! I love white, black and pink combination and this is soooo pretty! I had to visit to let you know :) Ingrid xx

  5. Great card Suzz. Pink and black are always so stunning.


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