Saturday, 30 January 2016

Number of Years - 40th Birthday card

I wanted to make a special card to celebrate my nephew's 40th birthday (how can that even be possible?!!). so I turned to Number of Years and Going Places.

I cut Sahara Sand cardstock to 12" x 6" and then scored and folded the long side at 4" and 8" to create a triple flap card (perhaps it has a proper name?).

SU, Sale-a-Bration, Hello, 40th birthday card, masculine card
The numbers and stamps are from the Number of Years bundle.
The front of card has the restrained, masculine look to it that I was looking for and it's mostly about the gorgeous Designer Series Paper - Going Places.

SU, Sale-a-Bration, Hello, 40th birthday card, masculine card
No, my nephew isn't an alien!  I distorted the photo since I haven't asked permission to show his image.
As the card open, it gets more interesting.  The photo I found of my nephew was taken on a boat, so the nautical papers in the DSP were a perfect match.  I was tempted to leave the side panels unstamped but eventually added "Hello birthday boy" from the Sale-A-Bration set Hello.

SU, Sale-a-Bration, Hello, 40th birthday card, masculine card
The birthday greeting is from the fabulous Happy Birthday Everyone set
I balanced things out a bit with the compass design from the Going Global stamp set.

The colours are: Sahara Sand, Lost Lagoon and black.

Thanks for looking.
'Til next time.
Stephanie
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