I find milestone birthday cards quite difficult because there is some chance that the card may be kept by the recipient and I am nervous that they will look at my card in years to come and . . . think "why?". So I took a bit of time making one for a friend of mine who was turning 21. This is the end product:
The base of the card is Very Vanilla. I have mounted First Edition Specialty Designer Paper on Cherry Cobbler and then on Early Espresso and mounted those three layers on to the Vanilla. I placed a Cherry Cobbler block behind the Vanilla as well to "frame" the image of the stamp.
The frame is stamped in Craft Basic Black and I stamped the music notes in the same ink. The fern leaves from Papaya Collage and the grapes and leaves from Natures Pace are done in stamped off Garden Green ` where you ink up the stamp, stamp it on scratch paper and then stamp it onto your project.
Texture and interest is added with the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Linen Thread and Antique Brad - gotta love those little beauties!
The rose is of course made in my standard way - see my earlier post on Rose Making for instructions. Basically it is only Cherry Cobbler card stock and Fancy Flower Punch outs. The leaves were cut using the Little Leaves Sizzlet die and Big Shot.