And this time I've made a birthday card not for anyone specifically, in fact I think this is likely to go into a box of cards that I'm sending to Tara for the the St Luke's Charity card sale at the end of November.
This card owes a lot to Claire and Kate. I created the background by using several stamps from the oval and cameo sets released in July, and stamping in two shades of pink. I stamped the cameo and oval frame in black versafine and heat embossed with clear powder. I used a nestie to cut out the image and used distress inks to colour the image. It was mounted onto a gloss black mat and attached to the card. For the sentiment I used a lovely oval greeting which had been lightly coloured and mounted onto a fancy tag. Simple and elegant - at least that's what my Mum says!
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Cameo Maker; Cameo to Go, Oval Classic Frames
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink; Distress - Spun Sugar; Versafine - Onyx Black
Spellbinders: Beaded Ovals (S4-294) #3, Plain Ovals Lg (S4-110) #3, Fancy Tags (S4-235)
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, black gloss mirri and card from stash
For more inspirational cards check out the Design team blogs:
and Mackie - our Guest Designer
We have had lots of submissions for this colour challenge and I have to apologise as I've not been commenting as much as I would have liked - but I will get around this week. I look forward to seeing your creations. See you soon!