Monday, 8 June 2015

Ombre 50th

Evening folks.
The sun is blazing down this aft but there is a stiff breeze so you can't really sit out in it but it makes for a great washing day!
My Son got back earlier from a weekend at a music concert and a difficult journey home due to a closure on the M62. It's been shut since late morning so everywhere around Oldham is a car park!

Anyway when he finally made it back he remembered he needed a card for a neighbour's 50th. Simon is his old childminder's husband and his best friend's Dad and he has been a surrogate member of the family for over 20 years! So it was a plea to Mum to please at short notice could I...., well you know the rest!

So here it is.


I'd seen a similar card over at the MFT web site and it stuck in my mind as a useful sketch for a masculine birthday. I also had a couple of challenges in mind when I made it as well, so it didn't really take long for it to come together.
The stars were inked with a variety of blue DIs through a Tim Holtz stencil and a circle die cut from the bit box mounted on the inked panel. The 50 was die cut twice using a MFT die, one set was inked in mid blue DI, faded jeans I think. The th and birthday was stamped in black and the STAMPlorations 'happy' was embossed in white on black and mounted on pads. I stuck the blue 50 slightly to one side of the white set and then added them to the circle of white. The whole panel was trimmed and mounted flat onto a dark blue base card.

I shall join in at -

        


Thanks for stopping by, see you back soon. :)




8 comments:

  1. What a fabulous card Jules ( and a fabulous Mum too by the sound of it!!). Hope Max isn't too exhausted after all that shearing!! xx

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  2. What a cool card! Love the colors, fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players, hope to see you again soon!

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  3. You obviously work well under pressure!! Love your take on ombre.

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  4. That's fab! Sure he loved it.

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  5. Great card, love that background!

    Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

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  6. Love the ombre stars and big bold sentiment. Thanks for joining in with my masculine challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

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  7. Julie, your card is great! I love stencils - you did a nice job with the ombre color in the stars! Thanks so much for playing along at the Friday Mashup!

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