I made a card for the McMahon Five Design Team this week. And I decided to pick a vintage image and the theme was for a young man’s birthday. Making cards for guys are a challenge in itself when all we see are beautiful frilly cards for girls. And having four grandsons I need to make more male cards to have on hand. All details about how I made the card are below the photos. Remember if you click on the photos you can get a larger view.
Happy Birthday Johnny JPG and PNG
I loaded the image into my imaging program, Paint Shop Pro and colored it using the sepia tone effect. Then I added a little more Distress using Vintage Photo-Distress ink Pad by Ranger. In addition, I for one love color so I colored a couple of the images with both Paint Shop Pro and Prisma Colored Pencils. I wanted the cake to stand out so I made my own homemade puff paint by following a recipe I found online. You take a thick White Glue and add any color acrylic paint. In this case I added white paint. Then I kept mixing it until it got thick and spread it on the cake. Then I sprinkled blue glitter on the cake and candles. I also added Diamond Glaze to the cake plate, cake knife, and glasses. The rosette was made using the same background music paper. I distressed the music paper using my Zutter Distrezz-it-All tool
Another View of the Front of the card.
Here is an inside view of the card. I used the same music paper like on the front of the card. Except this time instead of distressing the edges I just distressed the paper with Vintage Photo, Distress ink pad. I cut the paper in two different sizes and stitched the edges using a zig zag stitch. (Click on photo for a more detailed view). I cut out two circles using the same paper I used to make the card base and front. I made another rosette using the music paper and distressed it with vintage photo ink also. Then I cut the sentiment “Happy Birthday” using my Cricut. And if you know me well I added Stickles Glitter Glue to various spots on the sentiment. I have a weakness for Stickles :)
Please visit the McMahon Five Design Store to see all the beautiful digital images created by various artists.
Thank you for stopping by, Fran