Yesterday was a special day for one of my fellow guides at the Fort. He
celebrated his 80th birthday...a major milestone in anyone's life. Keith is
full of life, and is the Fort's 'clown'. He has many nicknames, just one of
them being a brand of smallgoods, because most of us tell him he is
more 'ham' than could be found in a delicatessen!!
I was going to make Keith a card which featured a clown, but as I was on a
kraft 'kick', I opted for a more traditional card. I know for sure that Keith
won't be embarassed about the fact that I have disclosed his age, as he
has been telling everyone for months that he will be 80 in February.
To create more dimension with the eight and zero, I die-cut three of each from
kraft, and layered them. I then heavily sponged them with Walnut Stain D.I.,
embossed them with Moonstone E.P., then very lightly and randomly applied
Tarnished Brass distress stain. Finally I briefly used my heat tool to allow
the Tarnished Brass to blend into the EP.
I rarely write verses inside my cards, but as Keith is such a happy and
bright person, I thought this verse suited him perfectly.
ABC - 'D is for Die-cuts'
Fantastic Tuesday #71 - 'Anything Goes With A Twist/Use A Die'
Moving Along With The Times - 'Favourite TV Programme' (Foyle's War/Call The Midwife)
Paper Minutes #371 - 'Journey'
Party Time Tuesdays #195 - 'Anything Goes'
Penny's Paper Crafty #214 - 'Embossing (wet or dry)' (I have used both)
Sparkles Monthly #65 - 'One For The Boys'
That Craft Place - 'Film Inspired' (Genevieve)
Tuesday Throwdown #232 - 'Use Metal'
Image - Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman Collection
Dies - Cuttlebug Alphabet Fancy Pants; Tim Holtz Sizzix Steampunk; Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets
Embossing - Cuttlebug Clockworks
Media - Stampendous E.P. Moonstone; Tim Holtz D.I. Walnut Stain, D.S. Tarnished Brass
Brad - Stampin' Up Hodgepodge Hardware
Thank you for visiting my blog, and until next time may I wish you "happy crafting".