These days, I hardly ever make cards, there's always other things to do. However, when it is a special birthday, for a special person, I do want to make the effort. A certain someone is 60 this week - which just feels wrong on so many levels - I am clearly closing in on the same age too (a few years to go, but even so...).
I knew it couldn't be uber-blingy, and I knew it had to go through the post. I wanted to make reference to the passing of the years...and all this led to a Kraft base card, with a little dry embossing and some mega flake.
I am a great believer that the birthday starts with the envelope, so that has a little stamping too, on the back, an aide memoire for how to open an envelope, and on the front, just a little advertisement that there's a birthday coming up.
Hope you like! (Actually, hope he likes too!)
American Crafts Kraft Card
Paint and ink
Distress Ink: Stormy sky, Tumbled glass, Walnut stain, Tea dye
Archival Ink: Potting soil, Manganese blue
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection: Mini Blueprints CMS 154
IndigoBlu: Wild Meadow WM1, Happy Birthday HB
VildaStamps: Time Flies V474
Bling and other stuff
Mega flake: Gin and Tonic
Triboss embossing folder: watches
Sakura Gelly roll pen: clear star