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 -


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  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

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

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

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

  5. Great card, love that background!

    Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

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

  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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