One of my spare-time activities, is to scroll through various challenges, checking out colour combinations or sketches for inspiration. I need to make a masculine 40th birthday card, for my son to give to a friend for his February 40th. The Sunburst Thinlet Die was out on my table while I was working on some class projects. After spotting this colour combination at Color Throwdown, I knew exactly what I was going to do for the 40th!
Two sunbursts, one in Delightful Dijon, the other Smokey Slate are laid on top of Tip Top Taupe, just slightly askew. A little trimming is required to remove the overhang. The type-written phrases are actually stamps from Party With Cake, also in the Occasions Catalogue. The sentiment inside the card is one of the larger ones from Party With Cake, partially masked so I could use just the section I wanted.
The four and zero were cut three times each and glued together with the fine-tip glue pen which almost gives the impression of coaster board. There's lovely dimension to them. They've been grounded on a silver foil star outline, cut using two consecutive framelits, a few swirls of silver cord (retired now) and then three more tiny silver stars ar scattered amongst the sentiments. It must have met with my son's approval, because he's given me a list of all the 40th's he and his wife are going to this year!!