Friday, 18 January 2013

Happy Birthday Husband!

Well, it's my husband's birthday soon (as if you hadn't guessed from the title!). I spent a few hours making him a card this week, but I lost it!! After searching for it for over 5 hours, I've given up, admitted defeat and made him another one. If the first one ever turns up, I'll let you know (and put it somewhere a bit more obvious for next year), but until then, here's the totally different replacement.

"Happy Birthday Husband"

It has a bit of a Victorian feel to it, but quite manly I think. Hope he likes it. There is quite a lot of dimension with concentric apertures using the Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles set, drawing the eye into the heat-embossed sentiment at the centre, and I also used a lot of the dies to emboss rather than cut (click on the picture to enlarge it if you want to see more detail). Each of the pieces of card was mounted with foam tape, then the outermost one was wrapped with brown lace to cover all the edges, and the whole thing mounted onto a piece of brown card with stamped lace edges heat-embossed in gold.

Happy Birthday Husband!

Justrite Grand Sentiments & Art Deco Lace Edges stamp sets
Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles
brown lace
cardstock: gold holographic, brown
versamark ink pad
gold embossing powder

Entered for the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Lace Love


  1. This is wonderful! It has a very regal feel to it. The other card will probably show up in a couple of days. I do things like that too - often they are staring me in the face and I still can't see them, lol!

  2. WOW!! This is wonderful Maddy. I love the colours and the textures look amazing. Oh well, at least when the missing card turns up you will have one ready for next year
    I hope your hubby has a good birthday, one thing for sure he will love his card.
    I hope you have a good weekend
    Sue xx

  3. Lovely card, love the concentric rectangles. There is a real opulent feel to this card, really rich looking. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  4. Maddy...this is a beautiful birthday card. I love it! Your heat embossed sentiment looks so pretty against the dark brown cardstock. I also like the effect you've gotten from the other layered papers and so forth coming from behind the sentiment. It's like they are radiating from it; drawing your attention to the sentiment. I love the metallic embossed edges. Thanks for sharing this very special card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. I'm sure your husband will love it! <3 Candy

  5. A beautiful card, your hubby will love it.


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