Thursday, 23 January 2014

Classy and Elegant 40th

I need a 40th birthday card next week, for my sister-in-law. I made 2 versions, but deep down I knew the black, white and gold version was "her". I asked family members for their opinion and it was totally unanimous, so I'm happy about that!

I found out today how difficult it is to photograph a black card, especially as I wanted to highlight the texture that the NEW Arrows Embossing Folder ( 132187) gives the card. I used my metallic Encore gold ink pad (132141) to stamp the 'Fabulous is what you are' greeting from One In A Million stamp set. The gold sequin trim (132983) provided a few loose sequins when I pulled them off the thread and I die cut 40 from Champagne Glimmer Paper (127885). There is a glimpse inside of the gorgeous Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape(133000), also available in the New Occasions Catalogue, and going live next Tuesday! Washi tape is such a fun and easy embellishment, very forgiving if you place it crookedly and such good value too.

There's a new challenge out there, this is the second week. The Card Concept has six different categories for the different styles of cards people create. I wasn't on the ball last week to enter a card, but thought I could try with this one as the theme is 'texture'. I think my card fits into 'Classy and Elegant' style and the shingle roof of the house in the picture is a lot like the Arrow pattern.

My holiday is coming to an end, but we head off tomorrow to the coast for a weekend with my eldest son, his wife and their three sweet children. Should be fun!

Thanks for reading my blog, feel free to leave a comment.



  1. beautiful card!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  2. So pretty and I love the texure you used! I'm sure you SIL will love it. I'm glad you were able to join us this week at The Card Concept. Hope to see you back soon.

  3. Stunning! I love this elegant colour combo Rachel and the new embossing folder gives a fabulous effect! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept! ps. I've got 5 more days and I'm back to work too - not happy about it! Enjoy the last of your hol!

  4. Your SIL is going to LOVE your card! The gold & black combo definitely has created a beautifully classy & elegant card! Gorgeous texture created by the arrow EF....and you're right - it does resemble the shingles of the roof! Love the gold "40". Thanks so much for choosing to share your card with us this week at the Card Concept Challenge. We had over 100 entries last exciting for a new challenge. Hope you will join us for the next challenge :)

  5. Love the elegance of your card. It appears simple, but there are so many wonderful elements that work beautifully together. Thanks for the inspiration!


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