Monday, October 31, 2011

A Milestone Birthday


This sketch was perfect for a 50th birthday card for the husband of a very dear friend of mine.  I went with black as he loves riding his Harley and I don't have any chopper images.  Plus, I want to poke a bit of fun at him as he rings in the new decade :)

Wish I had the embossing folder with the metal hatches on it, but don't, so I used Tim Holtz's brick wall embossing folder instead (aka:  old, cracking wall...I know, I'm bad, but I love it lol).  A big silver 5 - 0 came next so there is no denying the birthday being celebrated and some silver brads to match the studs on his leather riding jacket and stars as he is the star of the party.  I'm going to pay for this, I know it, but it's well worth it LOL!

Have a glorious day.

 

What's In It?
Stamps: SU 
Paper: Costco DP, Black, White 
Ink: Black 
Accessories:  Tim H oltz Brick Embossing Folder, Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties, Number Dies (PTI), 5/8" Black Satin Ribbon, Brads, Dimensionals

19 comments:

Viv said...

He will be too thrilled with this fab card to make you pay Marisa!! xxx

Dawn Easton said...

GREAT cas design! That 50 is front and center and looks wonderful!!! I am sure he'll love it!

scrappingnana said...

Very nice, a great card to celebrate a milestone. TFS

Vicki Dutcher said...

Looks great! Dig or not, he is going to like this card! :)

Emily Keaton said...

A fabulous 50th card--awesome for a dude's birthday. I love the silver touches, Marisa!

TannyP said...

You may pay for it, but it's well worth it. Gorgeous work! I love the papers you've used - that texture is perfect!

ChristineCreations said...

Very classy with all that black and silver Marisa! Perfect for the occasion!

Maureen said...

This is so elegant! Love all the added texture with the brads and embossing :) 50 does not seem that old!! LOL I guess we'll always feel that way when we get there :)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Love this! Perfect colors for this birthday year! Hugs!

Katina said...

Fabulous design Marisa! I'm sure he'll love it even if he does make you pay, lol!
xx

Danni said...

This is fabulous! Such a great color combo for the occasion!

Sharon Jones said...

Love these colors and textures and everything about this card! Makes me feel almost like it could be me - except add 10 more years to that...teehee!
Hugz2u,
Sharon

Quilting with Jannette said...

Can't think of a better way to start celebrating the big 5-0! Love every bit of it!

Benzi said...

Great, Marisa. I love the '50' against that old, cracked wall. I'm sure he will, too. Though, he will probaby pretend that he is insulted..which is what you want, right? :-)

Susan (rainy) said...

I LOVE it.. and so will he. Seriously what are friends for! lol

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

black and white cards are always a go to for the milestones. Great sketch and I am sure he loved this.

Andrea Ewen said...

Perfectly masculine for a 50 year old Harley-lover! I'm sure that he will really dig this card!

Dawn B. said...

You always use the best texture on your cards. I am sure he loved this. Great card.

Debbie Carriere said...

So striking! Love the colors and the details you added!