50th Birthday Using Number of Years Stamp Set – Stampin’ Up!

It was my brother in laws 50th birthday this past weekend, and it called for a special card – one all of my children and husband wanted to sign, so it couldn’t be in the normal 4 x 6″ size.  I had to go a little larger – and pictured it as a 6 x 6″.

I had been thinking of going through my stamp sets to clear the way for the new editions for 2016, and decided to kill two birds with one stone. I removed all of the stamp sets that also had birthday greetings in them first and once used, set aside the ones that will be retired at the end of next month.

You forget how many birthday greetings you have, until you see them all out on the desk. LOL

Anyway, here’s the outcome:



As I said, it’s size is 5 3/4 x 5 3/4″ (145 x 145mm) – cut from heavy Whisper White cardstock.

The second layer 5 1/2 x 5 1/2″ (140 x 140mm) is made from normal Whisper White cardstock, but I covered the edges with Bermuda Bay ink, direct to paper from the ink pad, as I was out of the Bermuda Bay cardstock.  This was stuck directly to the card base using snail adhesive.

The next layer measured 5 1/4 x 5 1/4″ (135 x 135mm) normal Whisper White cardstock.

I collected all of the different birthday greetings, and three ink colours – Pacific Point, Marina Mist and Tempting Turquoise and stamped them in layers, starting with the Pacific Point along the bottom of the card, then a band of Marina Mist across the centre followed by Tempting Turquoise across the top.

I also stamped “5”, “0”,  “Happy”, “Birthday” and “th” in Tempting Turquoise, as well as the banner shapes from the Number of Years stamp set.  I used the dies from the Large Numbers thinlits, to cut all of them out.  With the banner for “Birthday” I made that by using the hexagon punch and just hand drawing the borders with a Stampin’ Write marker.

I layered the numbers and banners with dimensionals, onto a sheet of vellum which was cut to 4 x 4″ (100 x 100mm). I stuck a folded piece of chevron ribbon under the vellum with snail, and then hid more dimensionals under the banners and numbers (under the vellum) to stick this to the stamped Whisper White; which was then stuck to the mat with more dimensionals.

I hope that all made sense. 🙂

Hope you like this card. It took a while to put this one together, but I think the end result was worth it.

Karen 🙂


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