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!
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