Here’s another inchies project – a card celebrating my friend Maria’s 50th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Maria! Yes, you can celebrate all week, or do what I do and celebrate birthday month! With a day that started with chocolate and included champagne, and lots of laughter with friends, she observed her special day in style.
A milestone birthday was a good reason for creating this card. I enjoyed my previous inchies project and confess to making another that I didn’t share here because I forgot to take pictures.
Most of the time for this card was spent looking through my bits and pieces of paper ephemera to find as many variations of 50 that I could.
An old dictionary provided a definition, artwork showing a celestial chart and decorative paper with tape measure designs are a few of the things I found. A small calender page just needed a little editing – I think I created the month of Maytober.
Maria is a math instructor so Exercise 50 from an old math textbook was perfect. A pink square with large white numerals just needed some sparkle to be included. A glue pen and glitter took care of that. Every inchie didn’t have a 50 on it. I wanted to get some other sweet images, more color and more pizzazz, so I added a small tag with a stamped heart, washi tape and printed paper with some gel pen embellishment.
An old British map, the back cover from sheet music and a Japanese postage stamp all made the cut. I wanted to include polka dots and the color pink, two things I associate with Maria. I added a punched out star to the little “Wish” embellishment.
The finishing touch is the gold number 50 stickers called thickers. A thank you to Carson for writing about crafting with thickers – I was convinced I needed these in my craft arsenal and they really complete this design.
All the very best to you, Maria. I really do think you are nifty, smart and absolutely hilarious! I was delighted to celebrate your special day with you.
Thank you all for the visit. This is my 400th blog post!