Saturday, 31 August 2019

Awesome Birthday

Next month my youngest turns 18, I'm not sure where that time has disappeared too as I remember walking him to little School swinging his book bag like it was yesterday... sometimes I'd like to bottle time *sigh!




I'd spotted the sketch over at CAS Colours & Sketches with two stars which sparked my inspiration.  I'd already sneakily asked my son his favourite colour combination while we were discussing his Manga drawings so I was prepped and ready.

I die cut the star from cardstock and added a few white splatters to it for interest.  I die cut the fiddly numbers from a Tim Holtz set... coloured using festive berries Distress Ink and a top coat of sparkle.

For contrast I added black splatters to the card base and die cut the star again allowing me to place the positive star back in to create a level finish on the card.




The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn and I had to do a bit of editing by using the word 'Dance' to get the 'an' in order for it to be grammatically correct.  The awesome 'Awesome' is a die from Neat & Tangled layered up three times and then clear embossed to add shine... reminds me of liquorice laces and I loved how it turned out.

Challenge Links...

Watercooler Wednesday - Heidi's All About Occasions
AAA Birthday - Game 4 For the Boys
As You Like It - Favourite Way to Add Text and Why (mixture of layered die cuts/stamps)







16 comments:

  1. Great card for your son and clever manipulation of your lettering...what patience you have! I hope he has a wonderful birthday celebration!

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  2. Oh that's such a stylish and fantastic 18th birthday card. Love its contemporary and modern look. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.

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  3. This might be one of my favorite cards you've ever made! It's absolutely perfect for an 18 year old's birthday and I love how you masked letters to create the sentiment! It's truly AWESOME how you made this, as well as how awesome your son must be as he turns 18. Time flies!

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  4. Love the ?CAS look to your son’s card. The Doc and
    I were discussing our sons age the other da6 and both agreed he went straight from being 12yrs old to adulthood and having his own 12yrold son. Scary where time goes to. Hugs Mrs A.

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  5. Fab grungy looking card Claire. Love that pop of red. Thanks for joining us this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Tristan DT.

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  6. Hi Claire,
    I love that card, the black and red contrast and the little splatters. Such a clean design.
    Love
    Ela

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  7. Beautiful take on this week's sketch, i like how you added the number as your 2nd element.Thanks for joining us at CC&S.

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  8. Wonderful interpretation of the sketch and what a wonderful card for your son. Thanks for joining us this week at CC&S!

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  9. What an awesome birthday card! Great colors used and great take on the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CC&S!

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  10. A fabulous card Claire, perfect colours and I love the liquorice lace awesome!!

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  11. Time dose go by so quickly, your card is perfect for your 18 year old, great style I am sure he will love it.
    Babs x

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  12. Such a beautiful and stylish card. The colour combination looks beautiful. And I have to agree.. time flies (I am still busy with scrapbooks from 2015 and 2016 :D) Have a fun time celebrating!! x Stefanie

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  13. Such an awesome masculine card. Love your CAS design. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Birthday Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again. And sorry for the late comment!

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  14. This is really great, thanks so much for sharing your make with us for this AYLI challenge. See you again soon! Squirrel Xx

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  15. It's fun to make the sentiments you have work for you, right? This card is fab, clean and simple, so perfect for a guy. Thanks for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

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