Saturday, January 15, 2011

Nifty at 50!

I have no recollection of my parents turning 50. No recollection at all! In fact, the first person I can remember turning 50 was a woman, Elaine, who sat at the next desk over at my first real job nearly 25 years ago. And, although 50 seemed "old" to me then, Elaine was in no way "old." What I do remember most vividly about Elaine turning 50 was that she purposefully stuttered every time she said ffffff-fifty. It became quite a joke around the office. Fast forward 24 years (and I do mean fast forward) and now I have a husband who is fffffffff-fifty! Yes, Sal celebrated his 50th birthday earlier this week and here's the card I made for him:
To make this card, I covered a standard size base with pattern paper. I cut the blue paper 1/4 inch smaller and stamped it with the new Hero Arts Happy Definition cling stamp. Next I inked up the Technique Tuesday tile and stamped that with the wood grain pattern. I distressed all of the edges in keeping with the 50 theme. LOL! I stamped a sentiment from a travel set on the red strip and finished off the edges with a postage stamp punch.

For the inside of the card, I cut a square mask. After inking the center of the square with blue, I stamped lightly with the Happy Definition stamp. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and used clear embossing powder. Here's a look at the inside of the card.

Finally, here's a picture of the birthday boy with 51 (fffff-fifty plus one for good luck!) candles all aglow!

Happy birthday, Sal!

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (White);
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket (Cogsmo);
Stamps: Hero Arts (Happy Definition, Designer Woodgrain, Travel Journal;
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo); Ranger (Coffee); Versamark;
Chipboard: Technique Tuesday Technique Tiles (Postage Frames); American Crafts Thickers (Jewelry Box);
Tools: EK Success border punch (Postage Stamp);
Misc.: Twine from my stash


Leslie Miller said...

This is a great masculine card, and perfectly customized for the big event. I'll bet he really appreciated it. I have to say, too, that is one of the brightest cakes I've every seen! Happy birthday to your hubby!

Jingle said...

Well Happy Birthday to your husband! The card is wonderful!

Susan (rainy) said...

What a wonderful card for your hubby. Hope he had a great day. That cake with all those candles lit is amazing!!