Monday, September 11, 2017

Milestone Birthday


My family reunion is coming up in a couple weeks, and my cousin is celebrating his 75th birthday, so I made this card for him. I used some GinaK blue raspberry cardstock to make the die-cut MFT fishtail banner, then matted it with white. The numbers were die cut with SU! number dies. The GMD birthday sentiment was cut twice in black and matching blue colors, and I layered one over the other, moving slightly to add dimension. The dsp is from a big black and white paper pad I bought that had no cover, so I have no idea who makes it, but the numbers seemed perfect for a birthday card. For the final touch I added some clear, blue, and black gemstones randomly. 

On a fun note, my cousin and I share the same birthday, but he's older than me so I always hold that over his head :) My husband and I also share the same birthday, and his cousin also shares the same birthday so all 4 of us celebrate on the same day! September is a good month :)

I'm sharing this with the Seize the Birthday challenge which is to use the ocean colors of blue, green, or aqua.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Monday!

Carol

10 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Great masculine card for your cousin, surely he will love it! The sentiment has a fab dimension with the two layers!

Barb said...

What a super card and I love that background paper. Barbxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very nice looking! I love all those numbers in the background.

Jean said...

A super masculine card, I like the numbered background paper and the die cut greeting. What a coincidence to have four people in the one family sharing the same birthday. A good reason to party though.
Jean x

Claire said...

Great masculine card, the background paper is unusual and works a treat. I like how you've made your sentiment really pop x

Wendy said...

I could not have said that last line any better, Carol! September is a awesome month!!! LOL This card is perfect for a 75th birthday! Love the colors and of course all those wonderful diecuts! Your cousin is sure to like this! TFS and hope your enjoying this beautiful weather! :)

Mrs A. said...

A great card for your cousin. My Mum and Dad shared the same birthday though 5yrs apart and born in different countries. Hugs Mrs A.

aussie aNNie said...

Great idea with a simple but meaningful card for a male...well made with the background numbers.xx [aNNie]

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, such a lovely bold design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Janice M said...

What a great card! I'm sure he'll love it! My Dad, cousin and oldest son all share the same birthday! That's kinda cool when stuff like that happens.