Friday, 22 March 2013

Happy 21st James

Hi friends and followers,

I thought I would share with you a card I made for one of my son's friends who turned 21 today. He is into bikes and has a Yamaha R6 which this one is, (it said so on the label!!). Well I say he is into bikes. Yesterday, the day before his 21st, he went for a ride on his bike and had a blowout and came off the bike and dislocated his shoulder!! I had already made the card, so I'm afraid, this is what he got for his birthday, my son still wanted to send it to him.

I used 'The Big One' Cd Rom, by La Pashe, for the decoupaged image and took one of the backing papers from 'The Best of Justinklined' in to Craft Artist and made it larger, to fit the card I was going to use. I also made the tiles in Craft Artist with the letters and numbers and the word 'Congratulations' so that it would match the rest of the card, using a light blue colour from the bike image.

I made a stepper card from a template that I made, the opposite opening to yesterday's stepper. The topper is one of the 'Pile Up' toppers and is a pyrimage effect. I matted the dark blue gingham backing paper onto black card and then fixed this onto the card. I did this on the main central part, on the two side panels and on the bottom panel. I cut out the letter and number tiles and matted these onto black card (what a pain, but worth it, I think!). As you can see, I spelt the word 'James' down one side panel, 'Today' down the other and put '21' along the top. I placed the word 'Congratulations' along the bottom panel. Again, I wasn't sure whether I had gone over the top with the lettering, but my son thought it was great, so that was good enough for me.

I hope James has a good birthday and that his shoulder is better soon. My son has just gone to pick him up to take him to college because he can't drive or ride his bike at the moment!
Thank you for popping by and thank you in advance for your comments, I really do appreciate them.
Happy crafting.
Wendy xx