Saturday, 21 January 2012

Grandson's 18th

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One down - two to go.
We will have a family get together on Tues to celebrate the big day and again on Saturday at the local pub.
He doesn't like to be the centre of attention so he doesn't want a party.  He is saving hard for a car, which he could afford right now - BUT -  it is the insurance that is crippling.. With this in mind he will be getting money for his birthday ;-)
His first driving test is on Thursday so we are all keeping our fingers crossed for him. He has got next week off work so I hope he'll be able to get in some extra driving practice.







I printed the reversed numbers on the back of a piece of card,  then heat embossed on the front with silver EP.  I  put this  through the CB then cut the numbers out.  I used the metallic rub again to take off the shine then embossed the edges with verdigris EP.
Two oval mats here - corrugated card dabbed with a copper ink pad and a larger piece cut around with fancy scissors in a paper from the Papermania Aqua PP - a bargain buy at Colemans Wharehouse sale - £2.99 for 30 sheets :-)
The main BP is Gina Miller Boy Blues. I particularly like this deep turquoise colour and it is fortunate the two compliment each other. I forget where the lighter coloured paper is from. 






I have used the same BP for the inside



Additions
Burlap strip from Linda, The Funky Junkie
Brads embossed with verdigris EP - love how these turned out
Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Shapeailities


Challenges
CRAFT #138 - use numbers - happy to add that this was one of the winners for this challenge :)
Crafty Cardmakers #59 - no floral embellishments
Shopping our Stash #35 - create a border
The ABC challenge - H is for Happy Birthday
Gingerloft #31 - anything goes
OSAAT #96 - anything goes



Thank you for stopping by :-)
Cheers me dears


x

16 comments:

Carol said...

Love this Irene, gorgeous colour choice. Carol x

Kim x said...

What a lovely card I'm sure he will appreciate all the work that went in to making it.
Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers.
hugs Kimx

Deb said...

gorgeous card, love the colours, it is so perfect for a masculine 18th birthday. Good luck for your Grandson's test!
have a great weekend, Debxx

darling Ho said...

Terrific!! What a cool masculine card!
Thanks for sharing at One Stitch At A Time.
~darling Ho

Sally said...

A fab 18th birthday card & so much detail. Thanx for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Beryl K said...

Perfect card for a male 18th. Hope your Grandson has a wonderful day
Beryl x

Beate said...

Beautiful card for the 18th birthday of a young man.
Hugs and smiles

Krafty Kows said...

Great card - love the colours you've used. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week. Jeanette

Marjo said...

Fantastic card, thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.

xoxo Marjo

busybusyhoneybee said...

Hey! This is fantastic! My daughter just turned 18 and this would have been fantastic for her even!
Thank you for sharing with us at Gingerloft!
Hugs,
Karen C (Gingerloft DT)

Sheryl Hare said...

Hi Irene, I love the colours on this card. The embossing on the numbers is a brilliant idea. I'm sure your Grandson will be thrilled with his card. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Good luck Sheryl xx

Leslie Hanna said...

What a great masculine card! Love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Tinkerella said...

Hello there, what a great project for our "Use Numbers" Challenge on CRAFT Challenge! Thanks for playing along this week.

Good luck and a big Hug from Austria, Elisa (GDT Jan.)

Sylvia x said...

what an amazing card and thank you for sharing it with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges.

Good luck

Sylvia x

Patty Sue 2 said...

What a great guy birthday card! I love your color choices and your eye for detail. Thanks for joining us at ABC's challenge. Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work on the 1st!

Paige said...

love the textures and border on your fabulous card! thanks for joining us at SOS!