Friday, September 17, 2010

17th September

Today is my lovely husbands birthday
and of course I had to make him a card

I pulled an index page out of a large vintage atlas
folded it in half and then in half again for the foundation of this card.
I pulled another page from the same atlas but this time a map page
which I cut into strips to form the side edges of the openings of the card
I zig zagged on my machine down the edge
then set to work making my collage.
His Monogram needed to be applied, sanded, gesso'd & stitched
some stamping, a few rub-on's
and a spray of glimmermist
some ink and then you wouldn't believe it

I noticed our former home town (the place of his and my birth)
was on the front of the card,
When I pulled the index page out I pulled out one of the Australian pages but
I kid you not I did not plan for Inverell to be on the front
it just happened to be there
- how cool is that!
I had to circle it :)

Happy Birthday to my lovely husband
and to anyone else who is having a birthday today :)


Tracy Evans said...

What a gorgeous card and I love all the stitching. Very creative using maps etc and a fab touch that where you live is on there too. Your husband will love this. Tracy Evans x

Jaqi said...

Fab card its great , bet your hubby will be over the moon with it , its so personal, its perfect

Sandy said...

Oh wow stunning card for your husband. Wonderful stitching and great stamps. Love it.

michvanetta said...

Gorgeous work Gillian. How lovely both your birth place happened to be there, (extra special.)

Moags and Smeet said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Rein said...

Gorgeous birthday card Gillian!

Sue said...

Spooky how those serendipity things happen sometimes. Makes a beautiful card even more special, lucky man!!

Paula said...

Great to see another of your fabulous cards. I hope he had a wonderful day.

peggy gatto said...

Love the surprise on the page, meant to be!!
Really a special card!