Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Super Sized! - Custom Happy 90th Birthday

This was a very fun customized 12" x 12" card to design. The challenge to include things that this gentleman had achieved in his lifetime took some time. I had to search for images that fit the criteria. 


I had the images printed in grey scale (black and white) onto cream cardstock. Then after cutting them out I used VersaFine Vintage Sepia ink to ink distress all the edges, mount them onto cream cardstock that also had been ink distressed. I made tabs for each image (click on image for a closer look) and wrote the achievement/life contribution on the tabs. The letters were cut using the Cricut's Storybook cartridge and are shadowed using a dark brown cardstock behind the leathery orange colored cardstock. These too are slightly ink distressed. You can't tell too terribly well on the image that I used a glimmer gel pen around the number 90 to make it bounce off the card more.



The images continued on the inside of the card, where the family and friends will sign to wish this gentleman a Happy 90th!


This card can fit into a 12" x 12" shadow box to display on the wall as a keepsake.



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