Thursday, July 9, 2009

My Son is Turning 18!!!

Wow! Time sure does fly. It seems only yesterday, but it was actually 18 years ago tomorrow that I spent a good portion of the day in labour with my first child. I remember feeling like he was never going to come out!! He was already 11 days overdue and it was very exciting to think he could be born on his father's birthday! But, it turns out that he wanted his own birthday because he didn't come out until 2:04 am the next day! So on Saturday I will give this card to my son for his 18th birthday! The top pic shows the front view and the bottom shows the back. I used Black Magic Coredinations cs with the Happy Birthday Cuddlebug embossing folder. I sanded the raised edges to let the brown show through. The ribbon slide is also a CB die cut. I used versamark and bronze embossing powder to give it the faux metal look and stamped the number 18 into it while it was still hot. I also used the same technique on the back to make some faux metal screws. I learned how to make this stand-up card on a Splitcoast Stampers challenge. TLC228 It fits into an A2 envelope when it's folded up.

Card Details: Cuddlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder, ribbon slide die cut; Wal-Mart bronze embossing powder; Reflections cardstock; Versamark clear ink; and Offray ribbon.


Deb said...

Great card Dorie Ellen! He is going to love it. Very creative card!!

Lost in Paper said...

i love this card Dorie!!! that bronze embossing powder is awesome!

Happy Birthday to your DS!! and belated HB to your DH!! :)

Hugs, Teza

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi! This is really a cool card! I see you like challenges. You should play along with us at Midnight Madness. It really is a great group of ladies and Priscilla really has some great prizes going on! We'd love for you to play along too!

Thank you for posting on my blog about Monarchs. We've never found one this early in the season before. So that in itself was exciting. (We live in Michigan.) It's nice to know other families do this and enjoy it as much as we do!

Have a great day!