Thursday, February 5, 2009

Golden Birthday Card

Today’s card is for a very special neighbor. (I did daycare for him and his sister for many years.) He is turning eleven on the eleventh – hence, his “Golden Birthday.” He actually saves all the cards I give him – that is so awesome!

I started with the JustRite Stamper. I stamped with Versamark and embossed with Detail Gold embossing powder, then cut it out with a Marvy circle punch. I cut out the gold scalloped circle with a Marvy punch, also, and added white dots with a Signo gel pen. Hmmm … what next? I brayered with Versamark on a Diamonds in the Rough Cuttlebug embossing folder, used it to emboss white cardstock, then sprinkled it with the gold embossing powder. It was really hard not to get Versamark where it didn’t belong, so I had to brush off a lot of it from between the diamonds. But, I think it worked all right. (This technique is called “Negative Effect” on SplitCoastStampers and
here is a link to a former Technique Lover’s Challenge with instructions.) I did nearly a full page, but it was just too much gold for a birthday card for an eleven-year-old! So, I thought and thought. Then I remembered some really awesome textured paper that I had gotten over a month ago. I’m not actually sure it’s paper – it feels more like VERY thin plastic. I thought red would look great with the gold. So, I cut the diamond piece in half, matted it with gold shimmery paper, then added the red texture to the card base. Of course, the round part needed some red then, too, so I cut a circle out with a Nestability – just the right amount of red, I think. The circle medallion is mounted on Pop Dots.

Sorry there are so many pictures. I wanted you to see the shiny gold, the true color of the red, and the portion stamped with the JustRite Stamper.

Thanks so much for looking, and I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon!


Barb said...

This card is stunning! Dylan is a lucky lad, and must be very sweet, too, to keep all your cards. He has good taste!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Love sweet thats he keeps all your cards.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh, gosh, this is stunning -- I LOVE it!!! Your gold just pushes this up a notch or two - WOW -- totally fabulous!!! And to think a young boy of that age saves his cards - how wonderfully sweet -- great job and thanks much for linking!!! Your link actually didn't work, but I found you - I'll try to fix it!