Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Vintage Happy Birthday Card


Thought I would create a Happy Birthday card with a difference.  Live Life to the Fullest and Travel the World with no limit to the Time you have to do your thing.

Here is my card.

A bit of an angle to show you the embossing over the card panel, after all the stamping and sponging.

I wanted something different so I used a round dome to showcase the front sentiment.  On the inside I stamped Happy Birthday.  I wanted to use the same ink color, so I stamped off in some images.

I also wanted to add texture and I remembered I had the cuttlebug embossing folder clockworks, which I think suites the challenge at The Crafters Cafe called Time Piece.

I saw another challenge and I wanted to incorporate some stitching, but, no machine at hand, so I used faux stitching on the top and bottom of the card, just for something out of the ordinary, i also stitched on the back of the card.

Add some bling and there you have it, a card with a difference, in my opinion.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges :-

The Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog - challenge #63 Timepiece

Virgina's View - Challenge #3 Stitching

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday

Addicted to Stamps & More - challenge #95 Photo Inspiration (color of bird and bird travels)

Addicted to CAS - challenge #38 Off the Edge

 STAMPlorations Blog - challenge biweekly - sketch #11

Inks used :-
Versafine - vintage sepia

Stamps used :-
KaiserCraft (clear stamps) - oriental, weekdays, sears & son, calendar & now boarding

Embossing Folder - cuttlebug clockworks

Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think.

Cya for now


  1. Hi Monika, your masculine card is awesome! The embossing details are masterfully done! I think the faux stitching is perfect in this! Thanks so much for playing Virginia's View Challenge!

  2. This is fab Monika. I love the colouring and the dome is such a cool idea to highlight the image. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS, ATSM and STAMPlorations

  3. Gorgeous card! Love all the details you've put into it...especially the dome! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafter's Cafe this week! Good Luck!
    Tracey, DT

  4. Hallo Monika...Funny that our name is the same dear Monika...I look your card at Stamplorations challenge and currious thats why I jump here and found a really lovely vintage feel on your card...great stamp you put there and great sponging and love the monochrome on your card Monika...hope you like to see my card for stamplorations...hugs, Monika from Germany

  5. Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at The Crafters Cafe this week

  6. I really like how you dry embossed your card after you stamped! The dome looks really cool too. Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)

  7. Great card. Love all the texture and the dome! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations and ATSM. Monika DT

  8. Well, posted and it is not here, but said that liked what you did with this card and it really did fit the theme. Thanks so much for joining us here at TCCCB this week.

  9. This is really great card. Love the stamps and the embossed background.
    Thank you for joining us this week at Seize the Birthday!
    Hugs, Marzena, DT

  10. Such a great masculine card and I love the embossing detail too! Thanks for joining us at Seize The Birthday :)