Monday 21 September 2015

Age is only a Number!

Firstly, sorry in advance for the difference in colour of the purple on these photos.  I used the same sheet of purple card to die cut all the purple elements.  'The camera never lies' is a myth!  

I used a Sizzix Circle Flip-its set of dies, which cuts out the basic card shape and the pieces to decorate it.  I cut out the purple pieces before embossing them using a Cuttlebug 'Number Collage' embossing folder.  I learnt from my mistake a few days ago, when I embossed first and then die cut, squashing the embossing flat!  The Happy Birthday is a freebie stamp, stamped with Versafine 'Onyx' and the 'Age is only a Number' is computer generated.  I wish I could work out how to get text into a circle on my computer. I think my version of Word is probably too old!

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:


  1. Great flip card. Love the circle sentiment and the embossed numbers background.
    Congrats on your Playground win! Can't wait to see the cards that you make with the birds! ta ta for now, Kathy

  2. This is so awesome!! I love the flip design and the number embossing!! It looks fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Wonderful card! I like this style! Cool embossing folder too!

  4. Great card, I love the design and they lovely embossing. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  5. Gorgeous card - and I know all about the camera messing around with the colours, mine fibs to me all the time! I'm sure I once saw a tutorial on making text into a circle, and it was quite a long time ago so wouldn't need the latest version of Word. I'll see if I can find it.

  6. Hi Liz,
    what a great card.
    I love your fab colour used on this card.
    That embossing folder is a very handy one to own too.
    Great designing as always, and a wonderful sentiment.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  7. Lovely card . . . I like that verse, too . . . it is so true. Some days I gad about the house and garden and feel so a live and energetic and then I catch my image in the mirror and remember my age, LOL. That might be why I only have mirrors in two rooms. The bathroom and the inside of the closet door . . . :)

  8. A fabulous card Liz, a lovely design and gorgeous embossed background papers......a Birthday sentiment is super and great fun text on the back!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

  9. Gorgeous card Liz, love these colours! and embossing..
    Even white cards look different colours with camera angles!
    Wish I had a good light box and lights..
    Hugs Pam x

  10. A great card, I always like the purple colours. A super embossing folder you used, and an appropriate sentiment.
    Jean x

  11. Oooh, I love that Cuttlebug number EF! Don't have that one!! Great card Liz, love the fold - that one I have!! Love the saying with the background - fits perfectly.

  12. Oh Liz, this is so clever. I love the card itself and the embossing. Your computer verse is just perfect for this card.


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