Paper and Ink Imaginings

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Incredibly Tall Birthday Card


j-bday-2016(click on any of my blog photos to enlarge!)

This is the card I made for Offspring2 recently. I cannot believe 21 years have passed!

When I make birthday cards for the offspring, I really try to incorporate interests from the year that has passed. To squeeze all of that onto this card, I made it 10 1/2 inches tall! Hence the handmade envelope. I looked at a standard business envelope and went from there. (Why, yes, I do have a We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board…but I didn’t want the envelope to have flaps like a regular rectangular card/invitation envelope, so I didn’t use it.)

Supplies: Stamps – Hampton Arts, Hero Arts, OffiStamp, Papertrey Ink, Taylored Expressions, paper – Lowes paint chip, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Kaleidoscope DSP (card & envelope), Real Red, Tangerine Tango, inks – Copic 110, E15, E23, R29, W1, W3, Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Papertrey Ink (numbers), Spellbinders (rectangle tag), Taylored Expressions (banner, photo), embossing folder – Tim Holtz/Sizzix, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

7 thoughts on “Incredibly Tall Birthday Card

  1. Super-classy card for a chap! The grey background sets it all off so nicely and I love the bespoke envelope. Is there a story to how a racoon featured in the past year?

  2. Hold on, I just looked at the Racoon Caring card, so I think I answered my own question!

  3. Aw this is fabulous Kathy! Love it.
    I love that you used the black card as it makes all the other colours POP.
    Really lovely make Kathy.
    ~ Cobs. x