Older & Wiser


This card was created for my brother-in-law who just turned 45 on Thursday (April 8, 2010).  I didn’t have any masculine stamps, so I used the Older & Wiser stamp set (retired), together with the 2009 In Color combinations (Tangerine Tango and Soft Suede.  I chose the turtle because as we get older, we seem to get slower.  I watercolored the turtle, and added crystal effect to give the raised look.

Here is the whole card.

Although there are no 45 candles on the inside of the card, I stamped and popped the candles up to give it a little “umf”.  Behind the top candle, we rolled up $100 bill for him (not shown).  This was a neat way to hold any kind of money.

My brother-in-law (Tony) is always fascinated with my handmade cards.  Always analyzing to see how I made  it.  I’m surprise that he does not take it apart and put it back again.  Of course, his girlfriend, Corinna, would never allow him to do that!

Supplies:

Stamps: So Many Scallops, Older & Wiser

Papers: Tangerine Tango, Retired DSP, Soft Suede, Whisper White

Inks: Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry

Accessories: Chrystal Effect, Dimensionals, Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities

Thanks for stopping by,

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