3 November 2009

21st birthday

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Hi everyone, I thought I’d show a couple of cards I made for my youngest Son who has his 21st birthday tomorrow, yikes, I feel old!! They’re both quite straightforward and were quick to make but cute images wouldn’t be what he’d like so no painting involved. For the first card I stamped the numbers from a PaperArtsy numbers set and then coloured them in with a silver and red gel pen. I’ve sponged the edges, doodled and then embossed the edges of this and the card blank on my scoreboard. Added some gems to finish.
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The second card is another simple layout but it’s a huge, almost twelve inches wide. I’ve used some October Afternoon paper for this one which I’ve sponged around the edges with black soot distress ink. There’s a strip of black bazzil punched with a Martha Stewart zig-zag punch and some smooth gems that I’ve re-coloured with a black copic pen. The numbers and letters were all cut on the Cricut and I've just realised after seeing the photo uploaded that the 's' is upside down, hopefully he won't notice :). For the numbers, I've done some stamping with an Artistic Stamper background stamp and black distress ink randomly around them, they've been embossed three times with thick embossing powder and then frozen and cracked. The second photo shows the cracked effect closer up, I rubbed some black ink into the cracks and then wiped clean.
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Well, I hope you’re having a good week, the rain has stopped here at last and now I can go out! TFL.

23 comments:

pinky said...

Simply stunning, perfect for a male 21st, bet he loved them.
Pinky

June Houck said...

Very cool, Chris! Wow, your baby is the same age as you :)

I love both cards; the first one because red is my fave color and the second for the houndstooth and texture.

Tara said...

When I saw the title of your post Chris I thought..... who are you kidding girl? ROFL! Then I realised it's your son's birthday so I'll let you off!!!
Two fabulous cards and I love the altering you did on the numbers of the second one! I'm on the lookout for some crackle paint on Saturday, then I'll hop over to see how you, the expert, does it!!
Happy Birthday to James ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

Fiona said...

Hi Chris,
What a fab job you've done with these. Mens cards are so hard aren't they? Would never have noticed the S if you hadn't told us!
Fiona x

Ila said...

Both cards are Fabulous Chris!!...perfect for a fella. I never even noticed the s. The cricut letters look great. I have to start using mine...just need a better place to set it up!!..Hugs, Ila

Sandra said...

Chris these cards are just perfect for James. Give him a big slobbery birthday kiss form me tomorrow (he'll love that I'm sure!)
I hope he does notice the upside-down 's'.... means he's actually looked at the card. Hmmmm.... very clever of you to do that ;o)
Hugs
Sandra x
(5 more sleeps Whoopie!)

Bubbles said...

Fabulous cards Chris, love the simplicity of the colours on the first, but the 2nd is my fave, love the wonky number and the crackled look, just great!
Happy Birthday to your son for tomorrow!
Hope you are keeping well.
Joanne x

angelwhispers Chanelle said...

Love the cards Chris they look just the thing for a male on his 21st very elegant xxx

jdmommy said...

Great cards for a 21 year old guy!! My eldest is soon to be 45. Now THAT"S OLD!! Congratulations to BOTH of you!!

scrappyjacky said...

These are fab,Chris....just perfect for a young man.

Scrappymax said...

What great cards and and just right for young men. Have a fab day tomorrow all of you, wish I was that age again lol.
Max x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Chris these are amazing!
I just love your brilliant designs and your colours and detail are so very perfect!
hugs
kim x

Jane Wetzel said...

wow Chris..it is soooo hard for me to come up with a card for ds..these are awesome! tfs!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good evening Chris, wow you've been busy since my last visit with lots of gorgeous makes. I love the cards for your son, doesn't time fly? its very scary! hope your well, hugs Linda x

Marimer said...

Son realmente bellos, tan simples y tan originales. Felicidades a tu hijo por su cumpleaños, dque orgullosa tienes que estar. Bss

Tab said...

Wow Chris I love these cards, such lovely clean lines, I wish I could create them, the urge to add embellies I think would kill me LOL!
Hugs Tab xxx

Donna said...
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Donna said...

Hi Chris, fantastic cards for James' birthday, they are both brilliantly masculine and I am loving the dogtooth check paper you have used...the black and white on this card is stunning! I hope James has had a brilliant day today...sending 'Happy Birthday' wishes to him :)

PS: I am running on Duracell this week...so many things to do and not enough time in which to do them lol! :) Donna x

Martine said...

These are wonderful hun, Great inspiration for male cards,wonderful colours and embellies used :)

xx

Martine

Kathy said...

See I was thinking it was yours!!!
haha Absolutely perfect cards for a man of 21! Simple but elegant in a manly way! Your details couldn't be better!!
My dad and oldest are James as well!!
Hope all is well and have fun celebrating the 21st!
:)kathy

debby4000 said...

Oh they're both perfect, just right for a young man of 21.
luv
Debby

Kathie said...

Hi Chris,
I just love James' cards just wonderful. It's so hard to make masculine cards sometimes, but I think having boys it does make it easier.
Well it's Wednesday night your out celebrating and having dinner with James at present but please wish him a very Happy 21st Birthday from New Zealand.
Hugs
Kathie
xox

Larissa said...

Wow it has been a while since I have been here I guess. There are so many new cards on your blog.

Happy birthday to him!
Great cards for your son! Did he like them?

Hugs,
Larissa