Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy 50th


I hate being sick!!!  It happens so rarely that when I do get sick it is not a pretty thing LOL!  Some sort of flu bug got me but good - ugh!  Coughing, soar throat, fever, chills, you name it!  Good news is my two kids have pretty well recovered from their bugs so now we just need mommy to get healthy.  Hoping a few more long sleeps and low key days will get me around the bend.

But you didn't come her to hear me moan and complain about being sick - though I thank you for listening ;)   This week's Verve sketch was perfect for a masculine, 50th birthday card I needed.  Kept the papers quite subdued so the 50 would really pop - think I accomplished that LOL!  Embossed a weathered brick background and added some distressed stripes to the numbers to emphasize the "aged" concept.  Sure it won't be an issue as I just know the "you're already there old timer" comment will undoubtedly come up.  Gotta love good friends :) 

 

What's In It?
Paper: Stella Rose Gertie, Kraft, Real Red
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Brick Embossing Folder, Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties, PTI Number Dies, Brads, Button, Twine, SU Distressing Tool, Glue Dots, Dimensioanls

21 comments:

Viv said...

So sorry you're feeling poorly Marisa. Get well soon! On a brighter note, your card is a little cracker! Yep, that 50 really does pop and in a good way. It will be well received. Talking of 'well', did I sat, get well soon ;0).
Hugs Viv xxx

LeAnne said...

I am glad you are okay enough to stamp!! LOL! Feel better...and I love the papers you've used here!
Happy Valentine's Day, too! ♥

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the Big Ole red 50! Looks great.

Sure hope you feel better soon! Being sick is the pits!

Christina said...

So sorry to hear you're under the weather! Get some rest today, friend!
Love the way those red numbers pop, especially since they mark a milestone for your friend. Great job with all of those layers!

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa, did you use that brick wall bg embossing because hitting 50 is kind of like hitting a brick wall? LOL - it was for me! I love it - I need to get that ef! This is a fab card - such a perfect card for a birthday. Hope you feel better soon! Healing Hugz to you.

Maureen said...

love all the texture on this one and that sweet little button on the 50 :) Hope you're feeling better! Happy Valentine's Day :)

ChristineCreations said...

The card is fun and feels so vibrant :)

So sorry you're sick Marisa :( The hardest part of being a mama is that ther's no body then to take care of you! Hugs!

Benzi said...

Yes, the '50' really stands out. This is such a fun card, Marisa. Like the brick wall.

Debbie Carriere said...

OOOOh, now I haven't seen that embossing folder yet - love it!! awesome card! Hope you feel better soon.

Shelley Germann said...

Oh, I sure hope you are feeling better! It does stink getting sick.

Your card sure is snazzy! The striped embossed numbers is something I would have never come up with. They look so nice.

Jen said...

Great man-card Marisa. I really like the effect of the embossing on the numbers. Hope you're feeling better soon!

Sharon Jones said...

Hi, Marisa! Seems like stamping sometimes helps us to feel a little bit better...but here's praying for a quick recovery for you, sweetie! You did an awesome job on your card for feeling the way you did! I adore the "aged" effect!...teehee! {I'm at the 60 mark myself, but that will be our little secret, right?! ;D

Emily Keaton said...

Fabulous card for a milestone birthday :). Feel better soon, Marisa!

TannyP said...

Awwww...feel better soon, Marisa =) This card is truly perfect for highlighting the age...and I'm sure the recipient will love it. Beautiful take on the sketch!

Katina said...

Wow, fab masculine card Marisa! Love all the different textures.

Hope you feel better really soon.
xx

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful card, Marisa! Love the pop and texture of the "50"! Hope you're feeling better. :)

Vickie Z said...

Yikes....sorry you aren't feeling well...hopefully on the mend!!! That big "50" sure does pop and it's a pretty young age in my book!!!! Love all the embossing and wonderful use of the sketch!!!

Sue said...

even when you are not feeling well you still manage to turn out a fabulous card, a fantastic tribute to the sketch!
hope you are feeling a whole lot better very soon! :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Love that burst of red color, this card is sure to please it's recipient! (Did you make this for yourself? Great idea!)
I'm sorry you were not feeling well, I'm sending some virtual chicken soup your way and hoping by now you're on the mend!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I like that this is not a traditional black and white for the 50th, not that those aren't fun but this is spunky and speaks life. Very fun!

Dawn B. said...

Oh how I love that brick background. I have not seen that before. It gives great texture. Love this one too.