Wednesday, 29 October 2008

40th birthday

It's my brother in laws birthday 40th Birthday next week so I needed something special for his card.

As he is in the Fire Service and is also a part-time fire fighter with his local Station this Fireman stamp from Paper Nation was just the thing for him.
I coloured it with a combination of watercolour pencils and paints and layered it up onto tag shapes of patterned vellum, white card, shiny red card and torn mulberry paper to give a hot fiery look to it. The layers are all held together with a small round brad. The sentiment is a gold peel-off.


The dark blue A4 cardstock has been folded twice to give an overall DL size.

7 comments:

Karen said...

I love this card Sue....brilliant idea to use the mulberry paper to look like fire...inspired! X

Kaz said...

That's a great idea for him Sue. I love mulberry paper too.

tracy said...

very nice sue,i love the flame effect :)

Angelnorth said...

Love the fiery look of the layers in hot colours, great idea!

Hazel said...

Perfect card for your BIL - love it, Sue.

ink'n'rubba said...

great fireman's card Sue! hugs, annie x

Gez said...

Terrific card Sue. One to be treasured.
I've been admiring the birthday card that you sent Beth. Fantastic colouring. :o)