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22 Jan 2013

gatefold 60th card (dog cutting file)

Its hubby's best friends 60th Birthday next week an he asked me to make a card for him.
Hhhhmm..... there seems to be a lot of big birthdays coming up this year... not mine ... yet!!!
So what did I do? first I used a gatefold card cutting file I downloaded from Monica's Creative Room. She has lots of gatefold cards you can download for free so its well worth a visit to her site.
I embossed the inside with a brick effect folder  Sizzix I think) and rubbed some grey distress ink lightly over the raise bits to give a wron wall effect. Next i usd a wood effect embossing folder to give a wood effect to the front "fence". 

This was rubbed with brown Distress ink. I cut some "grass" from a Silhouette file from my library and adhered those to the base of the fence. Next I used the Cameo to cut out the welded lettering using "Black Castle" font.
I rubbed the lettering with Versamark and heat embossed them with Holographic embossing powder and added them to the back of the card.
Because hubby's friend has a dog I created a one like his  and cut it out. I cut a separate ear and added that to the dogs head with  a foam pad. I covered the dog with little strokes of black accent and left that dry. I made his eye by dropping some black accent onto a drop of white accent.
A thin strip of scrap paper made the collar.
You can download the labrador dog file HERE

I also changed the topper for hubby's card. If you read previous posts you'll know I was trying  2 different topper designs. Well this is the one I finally decided to go with. Its worked out well because he's decided he wants a new guitar for his birthday so this card is perfect for him!

1 comment:

  1. thank you for sharing all your fantastic files...it is much appreciated...

    Huga and happy crafting

    Jackie x


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