Monday, 29 October 2018

a birthday card

Good morning everyone - I hope you are all wrapped up warm if you are out & about. It is really chilly.

Did you all have a good weekend?  I had a very pleasant Saturday afternoon & evening spent with my brother on his flying visit. It always cheers me up to see him & have a chat.

This week sees a colleague of Bob's reaching an important birthday & so I was tasked with making him a birthday card.  I like if possible to link to the person themselves but this was a little difficult as we were not aware of any particular interests I could use.  Whilst having a peek around Pinterest I spotted an idea that I felt I could tweak for my own use.

Here is the card

It's straight to the point!

I used a 7x5 base white card & some patterned papers from my stash.  They were nice quality papers as they were the ones that I kept when I bought some copies of the Tattered Lace magazine.  It was double-sided so I used the darker pattern for the background & the lighter side for the lettering & greeting.

The "Sixty" has not been created as in the Eclipse technique, but based on it.  To achieve it I cut out 4 white of each letter & then a patterned one.  Then I stuck them altogether & glued them to the front of the card.  So they are raised but sturdier than just one layer of card & some sticky pads.

If you don't know what the Eclipse technique is - don't worry I am hoping to introduce you all to it in the new year.

This afternoon Bob & I are off to Liverpool to visit my friend Caroline who recently had a hip operation.  So we are popping over to see how she is getting on.

That is all from me for today.
'Bye for now.

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