Well this is now the third ‘Lockdown’ birthday card I’ve made. This time it’s for my sister who is my craft buddy sharing in my addiction to all things paper, card, die cutting and stamping. I always try to do something different and/or a bit more special for her using dies she’s not seen before. When you make cards for crafters you always know they’ll be more appreciated as they know what goes into making them. I used 2 different types of pearlescent card for this. The card base was made from single side hi pearl card. I thought it would be a shame to cover up the lovely finish on this so chose to use the Tim Holtz mixed media die as it cuts a lovely design and allowed the pearl finish of the base card to show through. This then dictated my theme for the card. To layer up with I used a more subtle pearl finish which contrasted well with the card base and was the same tone. For full size pictures and details of the dies used, as usual, just click on any of the images. Z fold cards are my favourite card fold at the moment, they somehow seem to make the card that bit more special. I struggled to find an appropriate verse for this so ended up writing my own which was relevant to us and to the times we’re living in at the moment. I have made some other lockdown birthday cards but can’t post pictures until after the birthday so watch this space. Here’s hoping that that by the next card making occasion we’ll be out of lockdown, until then stay safe and keep well.
This year your birthday’s different,
as we can’t go to the pub.
We can’t all meet together,
for some drinks at the Con club.
So we’ll celebrate by quizzing,
all together using ‘Zoom’.
A big night in on screen feels like
we’re all in the same room.
Us girls on Vodkas, G&T’s,
the lads can have their beers.
We can all sing ‘Happy Birthday’,
raise a glass and say three cheers.
But though things aren’t quite normal,
one thing always will be true…
You’re a very special sister and
we think the world of you.
So Happy Birthday Susan,
hope you have a lovely day.
Let’s look forward to the time,
when we can dance the night away.