Sunday, November 13, 2016

Happy 90th Birthday Mum

Hi everyone,

Today is my mother's 90th Birthday ... happy birthday Mum! 

Being such an important milestone I wanted to create a special card for her. Recently on Pinterest I saw and idea on a card that included how many decades, months, weeks, days, minutes and seconds Mum has lived in her 90 years and I also liked the idea of including the "Ninety is only 9 in Scrabble", I have used that idea before in a 40th birthday card I created earlier in the year.

I also wanted to include the numbers 90 on her card somehow ... so the question was how was I going to get all that on one card!

Ever since Karen Burniston posted her tutorial on modifying the Twist Circle Card to become a Twist Circle Panel Card, I have been having lots of fun making cards using this technique. This technique definitely came to my rescue for Mum's bday card all those panels were perfect to hold everything I wanted to include. You can see the tutorial here

Of course the base of the card using the Twist Circle Pop Up die set. I inlaid the speech bubble from the Speech Bubble Edgy Options to the top and bottom of the card. On the top speech bubble I inlaid the Happy Birthday from the Happy Birthday Pop Up Card die set. On the bottom speech bubble I inlaid the word "Mum".

The two end panels of the 4 panel twist piece were computer generated. I added two candles which I decorated using Silk Microfine Glitter. And on the remaining panel I added the number "90".

To finish off the inside of the card randomly added a few Pink/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers to the Speech Bubbles.

As the inside in the focus, I kept the front of the card simple. Last year I purchased all the MFT Stamps Decor N More Number dies as I knew I had a few milestone birthdays to make this year and I was determined to make sure I used them for most of the card which I am happy to say I have for all but one!

I die cut the numbers using designer paper and then also one with card and offset them slightly to achieve a shadow effect.

Here is a view of the inside of the card as the Twist Panel is starting to concertina together and twist as the card starts to close.

And finally my card which is almost closed, you can see how the twist panel is now closed up and facing a new direction.

Paper: White; Purple; Pink; Secret Garden Roses DP - Bo Bunny
Dies: Twist Circle Pop Up; Happy Birthday Pop Up - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Speech Bubble Edgy Options; Candles - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Mum - Simon Says Stamp!; Décor N More #0; Décor N More #9; Hi Rise Numbers - MFT Stamps
Other ECD Products: Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Yellow Silk Microfine Glitter; Violet Silk Microfine Glitter; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Pink Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers
Other: Milled Lavender Distress Ink; Foam Tape


CASTOWNE said...

This is so incredibly original...your Mum is going to love it!

itsazoo said...

Love this card..And Happy Birthday to your Mum.....

Karen Aicken said...

Wonderful card for your Mom's special, special day.