Thursday, 9 January 2014

Numbers, Numbers, Numbers

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Happy Friday-Eve! I dunno about you, but I'm really ready for the weekend; the first week back at work has left me shattered! Surely I can't be thinking of counting down to the next half term yet...? LOL!

We know what Friday-Eve means, right? Yup, a new CASE Study to knuckle down to. It's also the first CASE Study of 2014 and we've got a new muse to inspire us for January; we're welcoming on board the CAS-tastic Donna Mikasa!

So let's get to it! Get your creative brain ticking and be inspired by this wonderful card of Donna's:

Check out the original post of this card here!

I love this design. It was those wonderful letters that sparked me to try a similar thing with numbers. My numbers formed a background, but link to the focal point through the use of the same number dies.

tips and tricks
  • To make it easier to adhere all those letters, I used a Xyron sticker machine. It's great for applying a layer of adhesive to anything fiddly.
  • I decorated the number 90 by covering it in Ice Stickles. Ice Stickles contain bigger, chunky glitter in comparison to the original Stickles. I like the the dimension and bling they add. :)
  • In order to get the most out of creating that background, I decided to use a vellum circle for my focal point so you can still see the numbers underneath.
I think this is the biggest numbered birthday card that I've made yet. It's for my guy's nana. :)

I'm also going to enter this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Ice Inspiration. The white-on-white design feature and the use of frosty cold Ice Stickles makes it rude not to methinks! :)

Be sure to check out what the rest of the CASE Study DT whipped up and welcome our guestie for the month, Erin too! :D

Oh, and I really, really hope you can join in the fun with us too of course! 

Products Used 
The tiny stars are from a random jar I had years ago! When I was younger (a lot younger!) I used to wear these with my make up....I think they look better on a card nowadays LOL! 


Judith said...

Great idea, the ton-sur-ton numbers are great! Love the sparkling 90 too.
So, I have pinned this card (-:

Taheerah said...

Another one completely exhausted by the first week back Aimes! God I can't wait for the weekend. Love your beautiful light airy card - those chunky fluttered numbers are gorgeous!!

GrĂ¡ O'Neill said...

Gorgeous card and great tips :)

itsallrosi said...

oh wow, fabulous!

Lynn said...

I'm sure Chris's nana will love this...I need to get moving on a 95th birthday card for my nana. Gorgeous texture yet soft texture on the card Aimes.

Maureen said...

Wow! What a grand birthday! And what a fun card, Duchess! The 90 sure sparkles! I think Nana will LOVE it! ox

Lisa said...

this card is awesome, what a great idea to use numbers in the background! i love it!

talking about the stars.... i also have some of these at home... what did we think to put it on our face in former days?

Maxine said...

Fabby card. I love the glittered 90.
I too cannot wait until half term. 5 weeks tomorrow right?!!

Carole said...

Lovely card great idea x

Nadinebd said...

very clever

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fabulous card aimes. I seem to be doing lots of age cards myself at the moment but this is simply unique and inspirational. Xx

Kristie Goulet said...

Love this, Aimes!!!

JJ Bolton said...

Wow! That white on white background is divine! And of course, who can resist the glitter numbers:) Happy Birthday to your nana-in-law!!

Amy Rohl said...

This is so darn cool! I love your work and don't take the time to tell you so. You're a great inspiration to me!

Joni Andaya said...

What a FUN card with those die-cut numbers Aimes!!! Fabulous :)

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