Dad turns 70…..

…….and this is the card I made for him. He seemed pretty pleased with it too! It is with my fave colour combo, inspired bythe Parisian breeze textured CS from the last mini…no longer available. The base is baja breeze and if you look carefully it is stamped with the boat image from Seaworthy. I also used the happy birthday stamp from the last two mini catalogues, inked with baja and then enhanced by using the choc chip marker. There is a line of vintage brads along the bottom, carefully lined up so easily using the mat pack and the ’70’ is some of SU! chipboard, coloured with close to cocoa ink and a dauber – the best way to colour chipboard and then hand it to the recipint 10 minutes later, without ink appearing on their hands LOL…..I learnt that valuable lesson many times. The ribbon you see through the middle is the adorable double satin from the Valet ribbon originals collection (this collection is so luxurious – with a polka dot choc chip satin and a black suede ribbon rounding it out). The ribbon is wrapped around and kept in place with a button from the button latte collection held with a piece of hemp twine…..very manly. The inside has a whisper white piece of cardstock that has the boat from the front stamped in the bottom left corner…….it adds a nice touch and is easier to write on than the baja cardstock. I used another scrap of the parisian cardstock to mount my happy birthday and have given it a scallop edge along the top and bottom.

We celbrated his birthday with extended family on Sunday – about 25 of us for a late lunch and a long chat and a few bevies thrown in……alhough I had to stay clear, had 70 reports to write that night LOL……….he had a great day.

All images © Stampin’ Up! 1990 – 2009

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