Wednesday, August 22, 2012

70th Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,

I’ve combined a couple of challenges today and made a birthday card for my
Dad, who is 70 this year! Oh and don’t mind the line of blingy glitter across the top, it’s a private joke with Dad. (I’m simply covered in glitter most of the time which he always laughs at, so I thought I’d send him home with some. lol)


Firstly,Sunny Challenges and Creations provided me with the sketch this week and challenged me to use a technique called Magical Masking. I was intrigued, but for the life of me do you think I could find any masking tape!

Never one to let an opportunity to try something new pass, I used packing tape instead! A bit of a different look, but very similar results I think.

Head on over to the Sunny Challenges & Creations blog for the instructions to try it out yourself – I missed the bit about glossy paper too, so I wasn’t having a great instruction following day! Lucky I had lots of inspiration from the Stampin’ Up box that landed on my doorstep with new stuff this morning – Yay! Papaya Collage and Memorable Moments stamps used here are available in the new Annual Catalogue come September 1st!


The colour scheme today is from the Dynamic Duos – River Rock and Basic Black. I should have used some brads here too, only I didn’t have any! aagh, must fix that oversight next order! It is perfect for my Dad’s birthday card anyway!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope I have given you some inspiration Smile
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Kris McIntosh

Vicki, you made me laugh with your description of trying to do magical masking. I love what you have done with the sketch and your masking looks fantastic. I think it makes a great background. Your Dad is going to love it (and the bling too). Thanks for playing along with us at Sunny Challenges and Creations this week.

Vicky W

You & me both Vicki..... I couldn't for the life of me find any masking tape, so I switched mine to sticky tape.......since found it. Love the colours & the background is fantastic. Your Dad will love his card - bling & all. Thanks for joining us this week at Sunny Challenges & Creations


This is wonderful Vicki! He's going to love it! Fantastic bird and I love the upper scallop you used!


Awesome to use that bird on the card, he will love it. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos, love the way you used the colours.

Christine Blain

I'm way impressed that you achieved that background with packing tape, on card that isn't glossy!! Great use of the sketch, technique and colours, Vicki; it's a lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunny Challenges & Creations this week!


Love that you added bling for your dad! Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!


I'll have to go check out that technique, Vicki. I love the background you created! And I'm sure your Dad will love the card, especially the glitter.

Lisa M

Hahahaha...that's awesome! So it's a card AND a gift all in one. His own personal stash of glitter..that's so sweet of you. :D

Happy Birthday to your dad and I just love your card.

Sunny Challenges & Creations

Congratulations Vicki for being our joint Ray of Sunshine this week. Thanks for stepping outside your comfort zone and trying something new. We hope that you will add our badge to your blog.

Trish and Treasure

Hi Vicki,
Great card and I know your Dad will love it,glitter and ALL!!!!
Hugs Trish

Plastic Card

This is so nice. Beautiful design with so nice colors. I really appreciate this. Thanks for sharing.