Wednesday, March 11, 2020

An 80th Birthday Card

Hello All! Just a quick post today. I have been busy planning a special birthday party for my FIL's 80th birthday! He's a special guy and deserves a special day. Here is the card I made for him, using lots of Tim Holtz goodies. 
I have several old Inventory Tags in my stash and have never used a one, so it was time. I also had an embossed stars card that I don't know how I came about it, so I thought I would use it too. I began by inking over both with Distress Oxides from Tim and Ranger. Then I misted them with water to oxidize the look. I rubbed over the stars until they were white again. Super cosmic look I think!
I stamped over the card with Tim's new Faded Type Stamp Set from Stamper's Anonymous using the same Oxide Inks. I LOVE this set! I rubbed over the stars again to make them white.
Using Tim's Merchant set, I stamped '80' down the side of the card using Jet Black Archival for a border look. I am digging that, and will definitely keep that in mind again for another make. I also stamped the largest of the numbers on the Inventory tag. 
I had to blow off the dust from my red Royal Typewriter, as I think it's been over a year since I used it...yikes. I typed in the date of my FIL's birth and a sentiment onto the tag.
I used gel pens to outline the card and the main '80'. Distress Oxide has a fabulous layer quality to it, and when you add a thin coating of Distress Micro Glaze over it you can really see the layers and bring out the colors even more....a trick I learned from Tim. I foam taped the tag to the card, and tied a string to it. Such a simple card and so fast to make.
(Craft Sheet, Paper Trimmer, Stamp Platform, Typewriter, Scissors)
-Inventory Tag, Card with Embossed Stars
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink: Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Rusty Hinge
-Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
-Ranger Water Brush
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Faded Type, Merchant
-Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze
-Ranger Foam Tape: Black
-White and Black Gel Pens

Thank you so much for stopping by! I'll be back again soon with a few more posts this month, until then....
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!