Wow! Can you imagine all the wonders that someone has experienced that has lived to be 100 years old?? I made a very special card this week for a lady I don't even know, but I know her grand-daughter who was sweet enough to ask her card making friends to shower her grandmother with cards. I jumped right in. How often do we actually get to make a 100th birthday card?? What a blessing to live that long - the Lord surely loves her and still has plans for sweet Mary! I thought this was a pretty neat opportunity so I wanted to make the card extra special.
I also knew I wanted to do something different than everyone else. I figured a lot of people who were sending cards might be using the Large Numbers framelits and cutting 100 out for the card front. I didn't want to go that route so I thought about using 100 tiny presents as a background. The smallest one I found that I own was in the new Weather Together stamp set and I didn't think it was small enough.
Then I saw the candles ... (lightbulb!!)
I stamped 25 candles in 4 different colors to create this fun background. 100 candles for a special lady! I didn't want to cover up too many candles either. I promise, all 100 are there, so I kept the rest of the card fairly simple. I used the new Labeler Alphabet set for my sentiment and paired it with the cupcake from the Sweet Cupcake Bundle.
Worthy of a celebration right? I'm also celebrating with Stamp, Ink, Paper for their 1st anniversary/birthday as a card challenge site - and it's cardmaker's choice! Yay!
Happy Anniversary SIP!!
Have a wonderful Thursday! Be sure to check back tomorrow for the latest card challenge from TGIF!