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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Gogh have a Great Birthday

In other posts using recycled playing cards (Drama Queen), and King for a Day I promised to show more ideas. Any idea in the craft room for Gin Rummy cards is better than using them to play cards with my husband -- he always wins!

My son's good friend who studied art with him and is now in the art industry just had a birthday. Here's the card I made for him using discarded playing cards. The Van Gogh stamp is from Flax in San Francisco. Inside, my greeting was: "I hope you Gogh and have a great birthday!" Lightly sand the face of old playing cards, stamp an image. Sponge the edges using a Memories Brown Ink Pad to continue the aged look. Simple as that! The background paper is from Dollar Tree and is affixed to a folded sheet of white card stock. One stamped card image is set inside a sizzix copper cardstock frame and the one that overlays is attached with foam mounts. Just think, with just one old deck of playing cards (already aged and distressed), there are 52 opportunities to make something new without shuffling too much through your stash! Happy Birthday Craig -- was your birthday a Van Gogh?

14 comments:

Sue said...

Your Son's friend is going to love what you created. Very clever.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card,i love the colour.

Hugs Riet.x

Dee said...

You say your studio is in your laundry room? With all your talent, I would never do laundry. Seriously, your cards are beautiful. Have fun.

Cheryl said...

What a great birthday card for your son's friend! I think that is a terrific way to use a deck of cards.

The Mama Monkey said...

That is a funny sentiment!! LOL Perfect for the recipient!

So...to get on my "list" just email me your address and b-day! :) I have an email link on my blog. I would LOVE to send you a real card!!

Louise Z said...

What an original idea and it came really beautiful :)

mueppi said...

What a great birthday card!
I love the colour!
Hus Gisela

RosesMarijke said...
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RosesMarijke said...

Great birthday card!!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Greetings from Holland!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is just lovely!! I know he will love it!! :) TFS!!

Suzie Q said...

Hi Martha,
What a great idea great distressing, thank you for your lovely comments
Suzie Qxx

Jane Wetzel said...

very cool card! love this idea!

kim-paperbabe said...

Fabulous card love the image very fitting, I bet he loves it, thanks for your lovely comments, HuGs Kim :)

Carole said...

What a perfect card! Great idea!
Carole