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Monday 4 December 2023

Masculine birthday card

Hello lovely friends; I hope you've had a great start to your week.  Mine was lovely, I met a friend for breakfast and we talked and talked and put the world to rights lol!  Then I picked up my new Christmas tree - it's the first one we've had since we had Willow the wild cat so only went for a very basic pop up tree but for £30 I was pleasantly surprise at how good it looks (although she is very interested in it so don't hold out much hope that it will survive until next year!!).  Then a quick look around the shops and bought 2 Christmas gifts, but at least I can say I've officially started Christmas shopping now!  I'm going on a shopping trip to Bristol on Wednesday so hopefully will get a few more (fingers crossed).  

It was my son's birthday last week - my 'baby' is now 27 - and I can't believe where the time has gone, especially as I only look 25 myself hahahahaha!  Here is the card I made for him:

a close up of the hi-tops:
and I decorated the inside:
added a few stars to the envelope so everything was matching:
I began by die cutting the sneakers from patterned paper and the various add on pieces from white and black card.  I stuck them together with liquid glue and also added a couple of extra shoe pieces to make them more sturdy.  I then cut a white card panel 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" and used a stencil and some light grey ink to create my background; this was then added to a black card mat with double sided tape.  I cut a smaller white card panel 3 5/8" x 5 5/8" and stamped my sentiments in black ink.  This again was then added onto a black card mat with double sided tape.  The sneakers were added with a mixture of liquid glue (for the bottom sneaker) and foam squares for the top sneaker.  The stars were then added with liquid glue.  The whole thing was then added to a 5" x 7" card base with double sided tape.  For the inside I cut another white card panel 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" and again used the same stencil but this time leaving a white area in the middle so that I could stamp my greeting (and also write my message).  Again this was added to a black card mat with double sided tape.  Finally I die cut some extra stars and added them to the bottom left corner of my envelope.  I'm really happy with the final result, enough going on without being too fussy - and my son loved it too, especially as he has a pair of Converse shoes very similar to these!  

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz challenge - ATG option make them smile
Cut It Up challenge - use more than one die (sneaker dies/star dies)
Little Red Wagon challenge - Bohemian Rhapsody (my 3 elements are stencilling, die-cutting and stamping)
Papercraft challenges - happy birthday
Seize the Birthday challenge - ATG birthday - no topping this time
Sweet Stampin' challenge - happy birthday (I stamped my sentiments, hope this is enough)

I really appreciate you stopping by.  I'll be back on Wednesday (a little later than normal) with my 'bonus' card for the Winter Wonderland IG Hop.  

Love and hugs, 
card ingredients:
MFT - all stars hi top die-namics *retired*
Echo Park - navy ombre essentials patterned paper (for sneakers)
Gina K Designs - star struck stencil
Gina K Designs - stormy sky ink pad
MFT - blueprints 13 (for stars) *retired*
Stampin' Up! - family party (for sentiments) *retired*
Limetree Crafts - 250gsm smooth white card


Chris said...

A fabulous birthday card for your son, love the design and the sneakers!
Hope your Christmas tree survives!
Thank you for joining in with our Birthday challenge at Sweet Stampin'

Kate said...

Happy birthday to your son! Such a super card you've made for him. I'm loving all the white, grey and black!

Thanks for joining us for our “Bohemian Rhapsody" challenge at Little Red Wagon this week!

Small Bits of Paper

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

Good job with this card! Love those high tops, the pattern paper was perfect. Thanks so much for joining the Anything Goes challenge with Krafty Chicks this week.
Diane - DT KCC

Billie A said...

Awesome sneakers. I love the paper choices and what a great card for a son. So glad you shared over at Crafty Catz

Doris P. said...

Oh wow! Great idea! I love these fancy shoes. Thanks for joining us at the Papercraft Challenge.

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the shoes! This is great in the black & white too. Thanks for joining in at STB

Larelyn said...

Those sneakers are to die for. What a great die set. Thanks for joining our Cut it Up "Use more than one Layer" challenge.
Larelyn (CIU owner)