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!


  1. Such a great card. All the details are fabulous.

  2. Wonderful card and happy birthday to your FIL.
    I would not call this a quick post with all the detail pictures on how you made it.
    Have a great day!

  3. Beautiful Anita! Those colors are gorgeous together!

  4. Love the vivid colours and all those wonderful letter and number ephemera. I love that you got the typewriter out to add some really personal vintage text to the tag too. A great celebration card for a big milestone.
    Alison x

  5. Great card for your great FIL. He will love it, who wouldn't...

  6. Hey, how are you doing? Mostly okay so far here - been planting vegetable seeds to supplement the food supply in a few weeks, hopefully! It's going to be a tough few months, though, I think.

    Lovely to see you stop by... and after several years of Blogger not notifying me when you leave comments (you and about four or five other random bloggers, whose comments don't come through via email, so that I have to make sure to check my posts or the Comments list on the dashboard to catch everyone - very bizarre!)... suddenly there you are in my inbox again! Very happy that Blogger has forgiven you for whatever it thinks you did!! Stay safe.
    Alison x

  7. What a fabulous card, your FIL will love it.
    Happy Birthday Wishes to him …

    All the best Jan

  8. Hi Anita, This card is amazing! Love the color and layout and the great distressed look you created! Thanks so much for sharing your creative ideas with everyon!


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