A Big BIrthday Deserves A Big Card

I was recently asked to make two extra large cards for a very special 90th Birthday. The birthday boy loves ‘The Rat Pack’ and also enjoys a ‘Jack Daniels’ whisky, so these became my themes for the two cards. It’s sometimes tricky making more than one card for the same recipient. It’s important that both cards are special but then they need to be different too. I decided to make them both A4 in size with one being orientated landscape as a double Z Fold card and the other orientated portrait wise with a fold back front to enable stability. Larger cards can be a challenge and need to be made from a minimum of 300 gsm card stock of they are to be sturdy enough to stand without bending or falling over. The ‘Rat Pack’ card utilises mostly die cuts with some printed backing papers produced in ‘Word’ and a music themed stamp which is heat embossed. The large vinyl Record was made using black mirror card which is cut with a large circle die and then I used nesting circle dies to emboss the ‘grooves’ of the record. The sentiments and numbers are die cut from glitter card and layered up for dimension. The whisky themed card was created using personalised replica labels created with Craft Artist Professional software superimposed onto photographs of a whisky bottle and whisky glasses. Glossy accents then adds to the realistic ‘glass’ effect. These are positioned on an embossed background which has been inked and gilding wax applied. I then added a ‘Wellington bear topper and some die cut embellishments to finish off. For more details re dies used just click on any of the images.

Large A4 Z Fold Rat Pack themed 90th Birthday card made using a stamped and printed background and various dies including Unbranded Jazz band die, unbranded male die, Microphone die from the Paper Discovery Die Set The Jazz Band Set of 8, Crealies Alfies die set no. 3, Capital letters and shadows, Crealies Journalzz & Plannerzz Die CLJP609 Numbers with Shadows, Marianne Design Collectables Men’s Wardrobe Die, CREATIVE DIE SET 8IN X 8IN NESTED CIRCLES and Paper Boutique sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Large A4 90th birthday card made using images created in Craft Artist 2 Professional fussy cut and glazed, DoCrafts Wellington topper & papers, and various dies including Spellbinders Sprightly sprockets dies set, Nesting star die, First edition watch die set , Nellie Snellen nesting pierced round square nesting dies and Die'sire Embossalicious stitch in time embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Large A4 Z Fold Rat Pack themed 90th Birthday card made using a stamped and printed background and various dies including Unbranded Jazz band die, unbranded male die, Microphone die from the Paper Discovery Die Set The Jazz Band Set of 8, Crealies Alfies die set no. 3, Capital letters and shadows, Crealies Journalzz & Plannerzz Die CLJP609 Numbers with Shadows, Marianne Design Collectables Men’s Wardrobe Die, CREATIVE DIE SET 8IN X 8IN NESTED CIRCLES and Paper Boutique sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk  Large A4 90th birthday card made using images created in Craft Artist 2 Professional fussy cut and glazed, DoCrafts Wellington topper & papers, and various dies including Spellbinders Sprightly sprockets dies set, Nesting star die, First edition watch die set , Nellie Snellen nesting pierced round square nesting dies and Die'sire Embossalicious stitch in time embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Large A4 90th birthday card made using images created in Craft Artist 2 Professional fussy cut and glazed, DoCrafts Wellington topper & papers, and various dies including Spellbinders Sprightly sprockets dies set, Nesting star die, First edition watch die set , Nellie Snellen nesting pierced round square nesting dies and Die'sire Embossalicious stitch in time embossing folder. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk Large A4 Z Fold Rat Pack themed 90th Birthday card made using a stamped and printed background and various dies including Unbranded Jazz band die, unbranded male die, Microphone die from the Paper Discovery Die Set The Jazz Band Set of 8, Crealies Alfies die set no. 3, Capital letters and shadows, Crealies Journalzz & Plannerzz Die CLJP609 Numbers with Shadows, Marianne Design Collectables Men’s Wardrobe Die, CREATIVE DIE SET 8IN X 8IN NESTED CIRCLES and Paper Boutique sentiment dies. - craftybabscreativecrafts.co.uk

 

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