Dan's Rockin' Birthday


Tomorrow is my oldest son Daniel's birthday. He's 25. Incredible really considering his mother is forever 29...yeah, ok... pick yourself up off the floor. It wasn't THAT funny.

To commemorate this momentous event in our lives, I figured a special card was in order. I also wanted to do something that sort of suited his style. Lately he's really into collecting vinyl records (when he was 10 they were called "giant CDs") and I had this really fun paper from Imaginesce called Live Loud that fit that theme pretty well. Paired with a super cute image from Bugaboo Stamps and a few die cuts it wasn't long before I was on a roll.

I also wanted to try a new fold which gave me a lot more room to work with. The finished dimensions for this card are 5 1/4 x 4. It's pretty thick when it's all done so the slightly smaller size makes getting it into a standard A2 envelope fairly easy although it's still going to require extra postage to mail. Lucky for me, we hand delivered this last weekend when we went out to dinner to celebrate with the boy.

So, on to the construction:

The card base is a 5-1/4 x 12 piece of Old Olive scored at 4˝ and 8˝. The top left, middle bottom and top right corners are rounded and the layers are rounded as they needed to be from that point.

I selected two coordinating colors for my cardstock layers and several different patterns from the Imaginesce paper pack for accent pieces. The Bugaboo You Rock image, "You Rock my World" sentiment and stamped sentiments are all printed/stamped on Neenah Solar White.

 I used my Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Crowned Oval dies to cut the rocker dude and the other oval for my Happy Birthday sentiment and the layering piece behind each one.
The middle panel has a couple of layered panels overlapped with the "You Rock..." sentiment and I finished everything off with a few cut out guitars from the DP assortment, a couple black brads, and a little black gel pen gloss on the guitar.

Thanks for stopping by - Have a "Rockin" Fabulous Friday!!!

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S: Digi - Bugaboo Stamps: You Rock, Hero Arts: Birthday Messages
P: Old Olive, Cool Caribbean, Tangerine Tango, Imaginesce: Live Loud DP, Neenah Solar White
I: Tangerine Tango, Old Olive
A: Spellbinders Classic Ovals LG, Black brads, foam dimensionals, black Jelly Roll Pen
Copics: E00, E11, E44, E74, YG63, YG95, B14, B93, T5, C7, R08, Y38, T3, E41, E25, E19

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