Birthday Card for Number 95

In one of my groups, one member's father is turning 95 this year. She had a great idea to solicit handmade cards from all over to be sent to her father in hopes that they would number at least 95. She says he gets a kick out of receiving cards and will hang them on the walls in her sister's house. I'm hoping she'll get a picture of them all.

So anyway, here's my contribution. I cut the "b" using Bernhard Condensed on my Cricut with SCAL. First I cut it from chipboard, then I cut it from an Autumn Leaves adhesive backed paper pack. I affixed the patterned paper "b" on the chipboard "b", then distressed the edges a bit with Vintage Photo distressing inks. I tied several colors of ribbon around the "b". Then I printed "is for birthday" from Inkscape and die cut it with my oval Nesties. I also cut a backing oval, as pictured.

The card blank is a brown blank from a Joann set. The green spotted paper is from a set of DP I got from Michaels. It came in its own 12x12 box, but unfortunately, I don't recall the designer. The middle green strip is actually a little iridescent, but you can't see that in the picture. It comes from a Canson Effects Papercraft pad. Both the DP and the iridescent green were punched with a Fiskars border punch.

The "b" was mounted using pop dots, and the oval was adhered to the "b" with the right side also getting a pop dot for support.

I thought it came out cute. I hope ToniAnn's father likes it, too!



JenE said...

great card Heather! the colors are wonderful..very good for a man. loving those Nesties...but I've got will power...not gonna do it, not gonna do it!

Sheri said... are incredibly talented!!!

pprice said...

What a great card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ashley C. Newell said...


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