Saturday, February 8, 2014

Antique Birthday Card

I'm finally finished with this card!  My friend's 50th b-day was on 1/23 and I had a difficult time sitting down to work on the card.  He's nostalgic, so I wanted something that had some fun toys we had back when we were kids.  I used my friend, Kathi's, TH Picture Wheel die.  I took some old 35mm negatives and put them behind the wheel.  If you hold it up to the light, you actually see the pictures on the negatives!  And, yes, that is more 35mm negative on top of the reel.  Then I used my Slice to make a stand TV and put a picture of a Slinky ad on the screen.  I also have a pocket watch charm that my friend, Jill, gave me.  It was silver, but I antiqued it with my copic markers to tone it down in color, and I used an old necklace chain for it.  Lastly, I used a "Happy Birthday" Cuttlebug folder on Co'ordination paper and sanded. Then dressed the card up with some teal ribbon that I found this past October at a shop hop.

On the inside of the card I used my friend, Kathi's, TH Vintage Telephone die and attached a black cord to it.  The word bubble was on my Slice and I cut one in black a little larger than the one in white.  The stamped "Hello" was Inkadinkado stamped in Bermuda Bay SU ink.  The sentiment was printed on my computer and cut with SB dies.

Thanks for taking a look at my creation.  I hope my friend enjoys the card as much as I do.


  1. Holy Smoke. A post. And a Really good one at that. I would even like to get this one. Nice job Cherie. This was worth waiting for. Now I'll join your blog. LOL. Since you already know what I look like no picture included. LOL. Don't hit. Smile.

  2. This is certainly a Wow card! Anyone looking at your card will see that you not only put a lot of creativity in this card...A lot of thought and time went into it too...With this terrible weather...(I can't believe that it's snowing, yet again, as I type this) I probably won't get tot see this is real life...(But I sure hope you show me how you did this...HINT, HINT...Miss you...maybe we'll be able to get together with the spring thaw...