Sunday, 11 September 2011

CR84FN38 - birthday ....

... time is marching along so quickly - we're already well into September - and time for the new CR84FN colour challenge.  So for the next two weeks our CR84FN38 colours are - bright pink, black and grey (silver) - very luxurious colours!! 


I love the inspiration photos - lots of stationery items, graphic images, striking colours - all courtesy of Leslie at A Creative Mint.

I've gone for something a bit different to my normal card - there's NO stamping at all!  I have a cupboard full of the most wonderful foiled, flourished and glittered card from Kanban and I hoard it.  But I've decided I have to use it. 

There's lots of bright pink metallic card in a variety of finishes and styles, but I finally settled on this pretty pink frame which I placed over some text paper saying Happy Birthday.  Then I simply made several mats in silver, black and silver and then mounted the layers onto my card base.  To give some glamour to the card I used these gorgeous die cut flowers and simply added a bit of bling - in bright pink - to complete the card.


Card: Silver and black card, pink frame, text paper, die cut flowers - all Kanban
Accessories:  Gems from stash - coloured with Magenta promarker

This was not a quick card to make - it took me much longer than normal - but I'm pleased I've made the effort to use the card - it really is beautiful in real-life.  It was, however, really, really difficult to get a good photo.  I ended up asking Jonathan to take the photo!!

Now, if you'd like to see more inspirational cards with these fabulous colours, please do check out the Design Team's blogs:


And we're pleased to be joined by our Guest Designer - Marie Oberg - please do check out her blog and leave some love!!

That's all for today.  It's going to be really busy here - we have to get Kathryn's bags packed, as she's off for a school outward bound course on Monday.  The school have provided a list of items that Kathryn needs to take with her - and she has to carry it all!!  I'm hoping that the weather will be better next week than it's been in the week just gone!!  See you tomorrow!

27 comments:

Marie said...

What a wonderful card, Deborah. Love the metallic layers. The embossing and the layered flowers add so much dimension. The bling adds a touch of elegance.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What no stamping? Your card is very pretty Deb! Those foil flowers look fabulous and love the embossed background!

Elborgi said...

your card looks fantastic
Elma

Jackie said...

A beautiful card, very classy looking :o)
Jackie xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Very pretty card Deborah...love these colours together.

Anne

Pauline said...

Very pretty Deborah, that pink glossy card is gorgeous!
My daughter went to Tregoyd in Wales last year for her outward bound course, and came back filthy!! She had an amazing time though, such a great experience for the kids. Hope she enjoys her time away, and you get some crafting done ;-)

Deb Hickman said...

Very eye-catching,love the embossed background,so pretty.xxxx

Jenny said...

Wow this is a metallic feast! Love the design Deborah, it's a fab frame :)
Jenny x

Joanne Leddy said...

Fabulous! Those flowers pop off the page - what a wonderful display for these colors. And the embossed background is perfect - love it!

Heather Jensen said...

It turned out beautifully. I think the foil gives it such a fancy look. :)
Hugs~

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Deb! All the foil and gems make this an elegant creation!

lynn said...

love your texture and flowers, deb! pretty card!

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Deborah, love the colours and fab flowers.

Donna x

Marta said...

I love flourish background on your card. And metallic makes it glamorous. Best regards

Lana said...

Wow! Love your flowers they are gorgeous! Love the embossed background too! :)

Paula (PEP) said...

Beautifully striking, especially with that Kanban card. Your flowers & blinga re super embellishments. Hope everything goes well for Kathryn's course.
Paula (PEP)

Suzanne C said...

beautiful flowers.... so striking. lovely card and design!

Pauline said...

What wonderful colors. Your card is gorgeous. Such creativity
TFS
Hugs
Pauline

Janetcraft said...

it's a lovely card..colors are really into the guided colors..

Janetcraft said...

and thanks for dropping by..left with sweet comments!

Sue Lelli said...

I can only imagine how difficult it was to photograph this card! LOVE LOVE LOVE the foil and the shiny flowers! Absolutely STUNNING!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love this stylish no-stamping card Deborah - I think opulent is probably the word I'm looking for!

Andrea M said...

Deb, those flowers are GORGEOUS!!! WOWZAS! Love your take on the colors!!! What a beautiful card!

igła i nitka said...

These black flowers look really stunning on this card. I like the contrast very much:)

Lisa said...

Wonderful embossed background Deborah! And those flowers...wow they look great!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful BD card, love the added foil blossoms!

Shannon White said...

OMgoodness this is a Gorgeous Birthday Card! Love the embossed BG an Fabulous flowers! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

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