Sunday, 15 January 2012

'Runner Up !' Son-in laws Birthday Card

My son-in-law is a runner and I collect ornamental snails, so I just had to have a play around with this one. My son-in-law is, I hasten to add, a much faster runner than 'snail's pace' so I hope he will see the funny side and not take any offence. LOL.
I sent for the stamp with his card in mind,  but then when it arrived I just wasn't sure what to do with it. After much toying with various ideas I ended up stamping the runner and the snail, colouring them and cutting them out. I cut a piece of white stock card to fit centre of  a pale blue pearlised card and created the background panel by first stamping the arrow in black and writing 'FINISH' on it with a fineliner pen and then inking through a bit of tulle with brown for the path. Next I stamped and coloured the grass borders and flowers and the bunting. Then I inked the corners and stamped 'Happy Birthday' in the top right hand corner. I finished off by adding the runner and the snail using foam tape to 'lift' them off the background, layering the panel on red mulberry paper and adding a stamped and inked 'Number one' and 'Son-in- law'.
It was great fun to do in the end and no doubt, having a hubby who's a runner too, I can see myself making more very similar.  Hope you like it !


  1. Hi Angy. I wondered where yo had got to. this is a fun card and a lot of thought has gone in to making it. Well done. I hope he appreciates it. Kate x

  2. Thanks Kate. I had fun making it. Yes, it got a giggle and he loved it.
    I'm still around just not much spare time lately. Hope ytou had a great Christmas. Happy New Year. Angy xx

  3. Fab card and love the idea of inking through tulle to make the pathway!

  4. What a fantastic card Angy, sorry it's taken me so long to find it. lol!
    Anne xxx

  5. hey, yooo hooo :) great card, saw your blog in the craft stamper ! hope all is well, from carole ( caz1 from do crafts ) xx