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