Sunday, 14 April 2013

100 Years old .....

... Hello!  On Friday I showed you the card I'd made for my Mum to send to her "adopted" Dad.  Well, this morning I'm showing you the one I've made to send to "Granddad".  Sadly, all my grandparents have passed on, but my Aunt's father was very happy to take on my Mum and me.  So this is for him - I used a few challenges to make it:


Stamps: Stampin' Up! - The Open Sea, Memorable Moments, Layered Labels
Inks: SU - Midnight Muse, Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, Sahara Sand
Dies: PTI - Tag Sale #3
Accessories: SU Card - Midnight Muse, More Mustard; SU DP - More Mustard; SU Ribbon - Rich Razzleberry; SU Markers - Midnight Muse, Rich Razzleberry; Cream Lustre Card, Button, twine and ribbon from stash;



I think the colours for this week's Just Add Ink challenge are perfect for a masculine card.  I layered Midnight Muse card and More Mustard design paper together, added some Rich Razzleberry ribbon and adhered the panel to the card base with dimensional tape.  I die cut the tag from cream card and stamped a number of travel related images randomly over it - I used the second impression to give a softer look.  I carefully pencilled in lines to ensure that the sentiment and numbers were straight!  I finished off the tag with some blue ribbon from my stash that is an almost exact match to Midnight Muse and tied it with some twine.  The final touch on the front was a button tied with twine.


For the inside, I kept it really simple with a mat layer in More Mustard and a simple greeting which I coloured with SU markers.  This will be going in the post tomorrow morning - and should get to "Granddad" in plenty of time for his 100th birthday.

You know, last week I thought that spring had finally arrived, but I was wrong.  I went for a walk yesterday afternoon - it started out reasonably nice with a bit of sunshine.  But as I walked around the estate, it got greyer and greyer and colder and colder.  Then it started to snow - just little flakes at first.  Just after I got in it started to snow - coming in horizontally!!!!  I know that we've had it really easy by comparison with some areas - but I think it's past time for spring to really show up!!

Sorry about the moan - but I feel better now ;))  See you soon.

13 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Great colours and classic images and fonts!

Tracey McNeely said...

Deborah your design and travel inspired elements are fantastic. What stands out the most to be is your interpretation of travel--well done. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Marybeth said...

I love tag cards and this one is wonderful! Wow,100 happy birthday to him. Love the font of the stamped numbers. Sorry no spring yet! Before you know it it will be too hot!

Jen W. said...

Love this colour combo and the images in the background of the tag. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!
And I hope it warms up for you soon!

Mae Collins said...

Deborah, I love how you have used the colours from our challenge and that card is a perfect way to mark so a wonderful milestone...hope I can make it my 100th! Thanks for joining in with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Deborah this is a fabulous masculine card! Love how you've combined the challenge colours this week - your background stamping of Open Seas gives a wonderful effect! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Christine Blain said...

What a wonderful card, for such a special milestone! I love all your stamping on this, Deborah - and you've used our challenge colours beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

inkeverywhere said...

Wow - what a fabulous milestone - and a lovely card too. I really love the wording on your card. Chantell JAI

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Deborah. Love the nautical images. Great masculine colors. The wide ribbon looks great. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop.

Nikki Spencer said...

What a wonderful milestone and a great card too! Love the collage style stamping and tag idea Deb. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Ginger said...

Wow, you do not see that birthday often! Love how it is the focal point of the card!

Andrea said...

Very cool! I LOVE the tag and your use of color. You combined the challenges beautifully.

Marlena Peduzzi said...

What a great card for a 100th birthday! It's fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop.

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