Family Celebration

Saturday was my brother-in-laws 70 birthday and some very good friends had organised a small secret get-together to celebrate.  Of course I had to make a card for the occasion!  I decided I did not want to blast his age out, instead went for something very subtle!

Materials used:
stamps from ‘Creative Stamping’ magazine
papers from Graphic 45 – French country and The Works – Vintage stye
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Gray and skin tones Spectrum Noir pens
A3 sheet of kraftcard
white card stock
old book page
distress inks- vintage photo and old paper
black card

I stamped the gentleman onto white card, paper pieced his coat and coloured the rest of the image with the pens. I also stamped the banner and words before cutting everything out.

Using the kraftcard I made an 8 inch square card blank. Using the top hat and cogs stamps I stamped randomly over the the card front. I mounted a 6 inch square piece of backing paper onto a slightly larger piece of black card before adding a panel of paper from an old book which had been distressed with inks first. I then took a piece of black ribbon around the topper before mounting onto the card front.

Finally I attached the gentleman and the banner to the card using foam pads then added card candi in 3 corners, 3 small dotty buttons in the 4th corner and a little bow on the left hand side of the card.



I don’t often go for the vintage look but quite liked how this one turned out.

Thanks for visiting.  Take care.


I used a few snippets on this one, the paper for his frock coat, the 3 little buttons left from another project and the book page also left from another project.  Think I will pop over the the Playground at Pixie’s Crafty Workshop before it rains again.



About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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3 Responses to Family Celebration

  1. Di says:

    Terrific card Pippa! I love the vintage look and you sure cracked making a card for a chap with this one!

    Hugs, Di xx

  2. Sarn says:

    That’s a FAB male card Pippa. LOVE it. xxx

  3. Scrappymo says:

    Stunning take on ventage…I think you aced it!

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