Sunday, 18 March 2018

80th Birthday!

Hi everyone, we celebrated my Step dad's 80th birthday this weekend.
Quite a milestone in our family so I wanted to make him a special card. He liked it, so that's good!

I used stamps from the Visible Image Rays of Light set to make my background. I stamped the rays with various versa color inks and clear embossed them. The birthday circle die was a gift, so I don't know the brand. I cut a black layer and embossed it with versamark and black sparkle powder, then glued that onto a white layer for dimension. 
I laid that onto a white diecut circle and a layer of fun foam to make it pop from the base.

The 80 was embossed and layered the same way. The sparkle from the embossing powder is a bit hard to see in the pic but it was very glittery in real life, in a masculine way lol!

I'm linking up to the  Mix it Up Challenge where it's anything goes with the optional twist of creating your own background.

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At Seize the Birthday I've gone with the anything goes birthday option.

At Time Out they are also celebrating a milestone, their 4th Birthday. Congratulations! I've used the birthday as my inspiration.

The numbers were diecut from scraps of black and white, so I'm also visiting the snippets playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

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Visible image rays of light stamps; circle birthday die; Spellbinders circle die; Marianne Design number dies; Black sparkle embossing powder; versamark ink; versacolor inks; fun foam.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


  1. What a fun, happy card this is. The fireworks are perfect to celebrate an 80th birthday. Hope he has many more.

  2. Fun and fabulous and what an amazing milestone x

  3. What a fabulous card Cathy! Just perfect for a special Birthday - I actually thought you'd used designer paper for that amazing background - it's stunning!


    Di xx

  4. A fabaulous card - the background looks just like celebratory fireworks!
    Kath x

  5. Fab card for our celebration-lots of explosions of light and all full of shine and glitter. Thanks for joining us at Time Out

  6. Cathy, what a super festive card, and a belated Happy Birthday to your step-dad.

  7. Bright, shimmery, sparkly ... and fabulous for a special celebration, Cathy ... that background looks like a wonderful firework display! Thanks so much for playing along with us at our 4th birthday celebration at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

  8. Cathy, I think your background is amazing and I am going to remember the fireworks when I need a milestone card like this! Thank you for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  9. This is indeed a milestone cause for celebration and your happy colorful card is just right, Cathy! Everyone should get fireworks when they turn 80!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. The background is sparkling with all the color bursts and quite perfect for the dimensional bold sentiment. I love the way you've highlighted the age too! Super cool idea and great that it fit into so many challenges as well as making your Dad happy on his big day! TFS & Hugs

  11. This is so special Cathy!! I bet your Step Dad was thrilled ... congrats to him on this wonderful milestone! Fun, colourful and sparkly ... all that you need for a great birthday celebration! xx

  12. Fabulous card Cathy, I do love the background. Congratulations to your step dad's on his 80th birthday.
    sharon :)

  13. Great card - bet he loved it!!! Mxxx


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