Monday, 8 March 2021

Happy Birthday Graham

I decided to make something very different for Graham this year and as we both love watching movies bought the Silver Screen pack from Nitwits.  I am enjoying using these digi kits as a change from stamping and colouring which I still love of course.

I printed all the elements separately this time, fussy cutting and inking the edges. I cut two of the film reel to give it a bit more depth and raised some things on foam pads. The stars were cut using a punch. I remembered I had some film related charms and added the clapperboard charm with baker's twine.

I am really pleased with the black film strip. I used a Tim Holtz film strip die with acetate. The film strip imprinted on the acetate but didn't cut so I just had to cut the edges. I then coloured it on the underside with a black Copic pen.

Our plan for today is a trip into the city where we will get something tasty for dinner tonight from M&S. Have a wander and get a takeaway hot drink. That is the best we can do in lockdown. Our pub and Chinese don't deliver on Mondays so we did have an afternoon tea delivered last Saturday as a pre Birthday treat.


Magic Maggie said...

Happy Birthday Graham!!
I love the film strip idea - I collect Gene Dolls and her story is she was a film star of the 40's and 50's and I love to decorate her boxes/record sheet books etc with things like this - especially the clapper board.
We have just discovered the afternoon tea phenomenon and one is on order for collection today - mind you my husband is a bit worried about carrying the hot coffees (we don't drink tea). Hope you both have a lovely day.
Maggie (Bendy Yorkite)

aussie aNNie said...

This is awesome. I have actually printed up film strips onto a special form of acetate for printing, rough on one side and clear on the other, then cut out....this turned out fabulous. x

meg said...

A brilliant masculine make,hope you have a great day out

Sandra H said...

This is fabulous and creative card x

cotnob said...

A super card Marianne, lots of great details.
Wishing Graham a Happy Birthday, I hope you have a lovely day.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Mrs A. said...

Just perfect for A mans card. I have several nit wits Digi packs. So full of details and designs. Hugs Mrs A.

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a stunning card. I just love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Stamps and Paper said...

Great card for your Hubby Marianne love all the elements on your card


Daffodil Cards said...

Fabulous details Marianne, love the "movie" theme, a great kit used to perfection.
Faith x

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Marianne, lovely papers.
Happy Birthday Graham
Lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

Happy Birthday Graham, hope you've had a fabulous day and a lovely birthday tea.
Your card is fabulous Marianne, great movie elements to it and beautifully created, bet Graham love it, Kate x

Carol S. said...

Great card and love the movie theme. Hope Graham enjoyed his day. Hugs. Carol S.xx

dolcreations said...

Love your card for Graham! He will love it too! Very personal! Hope you had a wonderful time!