Wednesday, 22 April 2009

A tongue in cheek birthday card for a beloved boss

When I sat down to make a card for my old boss (as in previous rather than aging, though he's over 50 and that's as much as I'm saying heehee), I knew that I wanted to use one of the new Golden Oldies stamps from the Mini. These are a bit cheeky though and to soften the blow I decided to use it on the inside.

Stamp set: Golden Oldies
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Grey
Watercolour crayons: Soft Subtles
Other: Aqua Painters

For the outside I thought I'd stick with the theme of cards as I know he enjoys a game of poker with friends. Sorry but I did need to use a veriety of stamps from different sets to get this look.
Stamp Sets: Paisley, Circle of Friendship, Cause for Celebration, Seasonal Wishes
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Gable Green, Pixie Pink
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Brilliant Blue
Punches: Corner Rounder, 1" Circle
Other: Hodgepodge, copy paper
To keep the weight of card on the front to a reasonable level I stamped the Paisley onto copy paper, punched it and stuck it to the front of the "cards". I used the dinky heart from Cause for Celebration for the front playing card and the capital A for the Aces is from the Happy New Year sentiment in the Seasonal Wishes set. The stamp-a-ma-jig helped me place the elements exactly where I needed them. A black marker was used to edge the "casino chips".
Thanks for stopping by.
Sara xx


Alison said...

That's great, I love the way you've made those playing cards. I agree, it's a bit 'kinder' to have a golden oldie on the inside of your card!

Kate Lewis said...

WOW! Sara, seriously this is SO creative, what fantastic ideas you have!! I thought you'd used real cards when I first saw them, that's how brilliantly you've done them! Love the idea of using that golden oldie on the inside - very tactful!! Love Kate xxx

Need More Time to Craft said...

What a great card. Love your idea of using the Golden Oldie inside the card and tie it in with the playing cards on the front. Brillient idea.
Carole x

Hayley said...

Fantastic card!