Friday, 3 April 2009

100 Years Young!

I’ve been asked to make a very special card this week and I was under real pressure to get it right because it was a first for me and it was something that you don’t get asked to make very often.

My friend’s Great Uncle will be 100 next week………how amazing is that!

My brief was to make something with a gardening theme because his garden was one of his great joys when he was able to work in it. The other thing was to make sure the card had some texture to it so he would be able feel you can imagine, at that age his eye sight isn’t what it used to be.

My plan was to make the numbers look like little topiary trees and when I saw Keryn’s Daring Cardmakers challenge this week I knew exactly what I was going to do.

Feeling Fruity

Hi its Keryn. My dare this week is to put a piece of fruit on your card. Make your
card for any occasions and use any fruit you like the look of.

I don't really have much in the way of fruit themed things but as I was thinking along the lines of ‘Vintage’ and ‘A Ripe Old Age’ and what came to mind was my 'Tiny Grape and Holly Border' set of Tapestry Stamps.

Here’s the finished card:-

The Geraniums were stamped and embossed with Clear Embossing powder.

They were then coloured and cut out so that the flowers were separate from the pots and re mounted on 3D foam so they stand out from the card.

Next I stamped the hand cut numbers and the stems,, again mounting them on foam.

I then attempted to create the illusion of a grape vine trailing across the corner by tearing some card to fit and this was also stamped and mounted on the 3D foam.

Lots of layers… get the idea!

The final 3D image is the bottle, glass and bunch of grapes on the bottom corner which was stamped three times and then layered.

Card Blank – Craft Creations, Cream Hammer
Patterned Papers – Basic Grey, Boxer
Inks –Ranger Distress Ink (Peeled Paint & Worn Lipstick). Tsukneko VersaFine (Black) VersaMark (Clear) VersaColor (Boysenberry & Green Tea) Martha Stewart Pigment Ink (Leaf Bud, Stem Green & Brownstone)
Rubber Stamps – Rubber Stamp Tapestry (Tiny Grape & Holly Border & Nature Plate 4), Papermania ( The Secret Garden, Stems) Stick ‘n’ Stamp (Geraniums) Clear Stamps (Travel Set, Bunch of Grapes) Unknown (Wine Bottle & Glass)
Embossing Powder – Fun Stamps (Clear)
Pencils – Prisma Color

Other Bits
Gel Pens
Computer Generated Greeting

Well that's definitely it from me until after my op next week.

I went for my pre op test yesterday and then had my last blood test today so it's all go for Tuesday.
I'll only be in over night, at least that what they tell me, so I'll be back keeping my eye on what you’re all up to even if I'm not back crafting.
So while I’m gone............…….

Behave Yourselves!

See you soon


Susan said...

How lovely! Sue this card has such is beautiful!

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Lythan said...

this card is just so lovely Sue. All that layering must have taken a lot of patience but is so worth it!

Unknown said...

Very beautiful card !

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! What a mile marker!! This is such a gorgeous card and I think it's perfect for a birthday such as this one!! :) TFS!

redsmomma said...

Such a beautiful card! This is the first time I have visited your blog and was thrilled when I saw your 100 bday card. I too, have been asked to create such a card. Its proven to be a bit difiicult with the time frame I am alloted. Thank you for the inspiration! I hope to post the outcome on my blog. that is if it turns out good!