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Happy 60

Today I have a 60th Birthday Card that I made for my aunt. It is her b’day today and her daughter in law planned a fun surprise for her which included 60 letters from near and dear ones for her to read and treasure. So with my letter, I sent this card for her. Now that she has seen the card, I can share it here. But I have to give credits to my sister in law for this awesome idea!!!

The card is simple…some ink blending, some die cutting, and some stamping! It had been a while I had done ink blending when I was going to make this card..so I decided to do so. I had this particular idea in my head.. alas it did not work out the way I wanted.. hence no pic of that (-_-) But it all turned out fine in the end by keeping it simple.


The colors I used are Distress Inks- Broken China, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain. I borrowed the color combo from Simon Says Stamp’s blog post by Sherri Carrol on Distress Ink Combos. She shares 12 combinations or recipes as she names them for you to try. Check it out HERE. All the color combos are so pretty… I went with this one to make a mature looking card (if that is right way to describe it :P)


Then I used a star stamp from one of my stamp sets with Tuskineko Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink to add the image on the blended background. This gold is just right..not too dull, not to shiny. I also used the ink to add color to the die cut word and numbers. The Happy is part of the  Simon Says Stamp’s Painted Happy Birthday Die, while the numbers are from the Avery Elle Numbered Balloon Set. Yes ofcourse I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles die to cut out the front panel 😀



Some gold sequins add the perfect finishing touch to the card. I did layer it with some black cardstock…it lets the blended colors to pop out…making it eye catching. The whole panel is layered on to a cream colored cardstock.

While I enjoyed making the card, I surely hope my aunt likes receiving it 🙂 Many such birthday celebration to you Jocelyn Kaki!

This all for today,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)


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