Its been a busy day for me, but I had the pieces of this card stamped and cut this morning before I left, and I've assembled it and photographed since I've been home this afternoon. At least I'm not cooking dinner tonight, one of our boys has had a birthday and we are eating out tonight with his wife and him, plus her family and some other friends. Just a casual dinner, so it will be lovely.
The base is Calypso Coral card, then Basic Black topped with a piece of DSP from the This and That Epic Day DSP- its very fiery.
I received an order from Stampin' Up! yesterday too, with my Sassy Salutations stamp set. I'd been wanting it for a long time, it has such a gorgeous, flamboyant font, but I put it off because I really do have so many Greeting stamps sets. My resolve melted when Stampin' Up! offered an extra 25% off, but only till July 31st - and that's next Wednesday! I didn't wait long to ink up the 'Congratulations' to add to this card.
You might be wondering what it is in the flower centre. Well, I coloured some large Basic pearls with my black permanent marker. I love the way they still have that pearly sheen. I'm not quite sure if I have the right number though- do I need more, or less?
I'm glad to have this sketch from the Paper Players for inspiration and the colour challenge at Dynamic Duos for guidance too. Why don't you click on the links to see some other great cards?