Wednesday 24 May 2017

Project 419: A color themed challenge

I realised that I needed to make an 80th birthday card for Olly's grandad as we're seeing him this weekend for a birthday lunch. Panicked as my craft kit is packed away (I have a friend staying this week and my craft room is my guest room) I decided to look for a good challenge that would allow me to focus my energy on my limited access.

I loved the colors at Retro Rubber this week so thought I would give it a go.

Spoiler alert: I ended up needing to use quite a bit more of my kit and had to sift through all the carefully organised boxes I had scattered throughout the apartment in a bid to make space for my friend's stuff. Sighs.

Anyway. I heat embossed a big birthday sentiment that I have had for about 4 years. Maybe 5 or 6? It is so old I don't remember where it came from but I know I love it. I used a turquoise powder that has a hint of iridescence that I like. I punched balloons in lime green, purple and two shades of turquoise with hand drawn tails, and added a stitched frame around it. Some bling number stickers and that is one fun little birthday card. I can't believe something that looks so simple could have caused such a fuss!


  1. Turning 80 is a BIG DEAL and your card really helps to celebrate in style! Love your use of the color challenge and those stitches framelits are fantastic! Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will be back in our gallery again soon.

  2. Awesome way to use our challenge's colors, your card is festive and fun, perfect to celebrate such a fabulous occasion.
    Love the stitch dies, they frame your card beautifully.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  3. There's nothing quite like a challenge to focus our energy into a card, so I'm glad ours was a help! It is a fabulous birthday greeting - I can see why you love it. I like the way you've grouped and balanced the balloons on each side of the card. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber for our colour challenge.

  4. Very nice job on this birthday card. Fits perfectly with the challenge.

  5. This is such an awesome card man, I love it, it's masculine but kind of gentle all at once. I love those dies, they worked out well. Have a great long weekend man and thanks for joining Retro Rubber this time. Cx

  6. Loving the big birthday sentiment and your card!❤️

  7. What a great card for a momentous birthday! What a great way to use a challenge to get your crafting going.


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