Some of you know that I have only one child, a son that means more to me than life itself. What you may not know about me is that I also have almost a dozen “adopted” children, the result of being Band Mom to a high school marching band. Though the 4 years I gave my time, blood, sweat, and tears to the band I became close to more than 300 of the best teenagers / young adults you could ever meet. And of those, there are some who have become family to me. This card goes to one of my adopted sons who just turned 19. I am especially proud of this young man as he is the first in his family to graduate high school, and he is currently enrolled in college to obtain a degree in Computer Sciences. To commemorate the occasion I created this card for my boy Jacob.
This card was difficult to photograph between the 2 colors of mirror card stock and the piece of acetate for the window! Forgive me for posting several shots so you piece together what this card looks like IRL!
The card design is a Silhouette cut file, #78049, by Snapdragon Snippets. I used green mirror card stock for the base which shines up through the green top layer to make it look even more like a computer motherboard. I used silver mirror card stock for the “happy” to contrast with the rest of the design. For an inside sentiment I used two stamps from My Favorite Thing’s Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes set (mouthful!!!). As part of the Silhouette design, there is a mock thumb drive which I cut from matching card stock and personalized with a “J” for Jacob. I tried to find one of those ball and chain key chains to attach it with but alas, I couldn’t find one in the junk drawer so I used silver cording instead to attach it.
I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
- CAS on Friday – #165 Make a Masculine Card – ends 10/16
- CCEE Stampers – #1940 National Techies Day – JFF
- Seize the Birthday – #175 Birthday w/opt. Add a Geometric Shape
- Papercraft Challenges – #47 Monochrome – ends 10/13