The Big Fifty Birthday Card PP557

by Joanne James5. September 2021 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous LeAnne to host this week and she has a fun theme challenge for you to work with:


LeAnne's theme was a timely one for me this week since my 'better half' celebrates a milestone birthday early next month so this gave me the perfect opportunity to make his birthday card. I thought the colours over at Just Add Ink were perfect for a fresh, masculine card and I absolutely love Kim's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches so I used this for my layout (albeit I created my card in a landscape orientation in order to fit all the words in! So first up - take a look at my card:


Whilst browsing the internet for birthday inspiration, I saw a pin badge that had the above phrase on it and I thought it would be perfect for a milestone birthday card and I know Jason will appreciate this kind of sideways humour. I stamped the phrase in Night of Navy using my retired 'Sophisticated Serif' stamp set with the 'F' highlighted in Coastal Cabana, which I carried through to my '50', diecut using my retired Large Number Framelits, and used for contrast on my background panels in some retired Brights DSP in a masculine argyle pattern.

Kim's sketch also features a vertical sentiment banner, which was the perfect place to add a happy birthday greeting (stamped using my retired 'Milestone Moments' stamp set) which I heat-embossed in silver on vellum so that it wouldn't obscure the message on my central panel. This was also the perfect place to add an embellishment of a trio of retired co-ordinating ribbons tied with silver twine:


My card is otherwise very clean and uncluttered, but I figured it might be a masculine card but a milestone birthday needs a little pizzazz, right?!

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
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Enjoy your day; the forecast here is for a warmer day so we are hoping for one last BBQ before the James Juniors return to school and the summer well and truly leaves us for good. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

This card uses mostly retired products apart from the current colours so there is no supplies list today.

Comments (13) -

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
9/5/2021 8:25:54 PM #

Haha, great card, Joanne! The sentiment made me laugh and I love the beautiful color combo you used. I'm sure your husband will love it! The embossing adds such a fun detail as does that fantastic ribbon treatment. Wow!

Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
9/5/2021 9:42:36 PM #

What a sharp card Joanne...those colors just pop together! Great design!

Jen Brum
Jen BrumCanada
9/6/2021 1:18:15 AM #

This is a fabulous card!  Love the colour combination!  Definitely a fresh masculine card!  Your husband will love it!  Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
9/6/2021 1:31:51 AM #

I can't believe you stamped this sentiment's perfect!  And a fun way to celebrate your hubby's big day!

Jacquie Southas
Jacquie SouthasUnited States
9/6/2021 4:20:59 PM #

I couldn't love this design more, Joanne! Great colors, bold sentiment and touch of sophistication with the silver elements! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

NancyUnited States
9/6/2021 5:13:25 PM #

I LOVE THIS CARD!  How creative are you! The colors are perfect and I love the way you highlighted the F. You are the winner this week for sure!  Hubby will love it!!!

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
9/6/2021 6:42:12 PM #

OK - I just laughed out loud!!  You've created such a fun sentiment.  And I love that the card has so many festive details yet still perfectly masculine! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
9/6/2021 11:30:01 PM #

Oh the big 5-0!  This card makes me laugh!  Perfect clean graphic design!  Great colors and I love the fancy bow~glad you shared it at FMS!

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
9/7/2021 6:11:39 PM #

LOL!!  This is a perfect milestone birthday card!!  I love the colors, the cleanness and of course the wording!!  Your stamping is flawless getting all those letters linedup!  I'm sure your husband will love it!  Have a fun week!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
9/8/2021 4:50:26 AM #

That is a fabulous sentiment and great stamping.. I can never get alphabet stamps looking that good! Love those colours - great combo.

Kim Badelt
Kim BadeltAustralia
9/8/2021 7:02:56 AM #

This is a perfect masculine card Joanne and a real classic. Love your play on words I don't doubt it was a real hit! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
9/9/2021 9:52:14 PM #

Joanne, I laughed when I saw your sentiment... so true!  At 50 and over, we get to do and say just about anything we want and can get away with it.  This card is pure joy! The colors are beautiful together!

Nikki Spencer
Nikki SpencerAustralia
9/12/2021 12:23:09 PM #

What a fantastic sentiment and great card Joanne, absolutely love the design too. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

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