Friday, 5 January 2018

Ivory Birthday

Hi!  Today's card was made for a few challenges that are around at the moment.  I used the colors from Color Throwdown, the sketch from Paper Craft Crew and the Anything Goes theme at Seize the Birthday, as well as the Something New theme at Simon Says Stamp.  My "something new" is the Altenew Leafy Garland die which I've had for quite a white but had never actually used until this card.  I didn't get anything crafty for Christmas 😭 so I decided to buy my own crafty Christmas present from SSS but it's still on its way here to New Zealand 😊

On to my card.  On a Whip Cream card base I very lightly and randomly stamped the Wood Plank background using Grout Gray ink.  I die-cut two Leafy Garland dies - once in Grout Gray and once in black cardstock and adhered them slightly askew from each other in the bottom left corner of a side-folding card.  The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink on Whip Cream cardstock and clear-embossed before being die-cut with a pierced circle.  I die-cut another pierced circle the same size from black and adhered that offset behind the sentiment panel.

The sentiment panel is popped up on foam tape.  I finished the card with some Nuvo Jewel Drops in Gray Mist.

Thanks for visiting.

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Products used:

Stamps:  Best Buds (Altenew), Wood Plank BG (MFT)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Grout Gray
Cardstock:  Whip Cream, Grout Gray (MFT), Black
Dies:  Leafy Garland (Altenew), Pierced Circle Stax (MFT)
Accessories:  Clear EP, Gray Mist Nuvo Jewel Drops



Becca Sadler said...

This is a beautiful treasure! Fantastic!

I Card Everyone said...

A gorgeous card, Karren!! Would make one celebrate, even if she doesn't celebrate birthdays anymore!

Cara said...

This looks so stylish in the muted grey, black and white x

Linda Callahan said...

Very chic! Love the diecuts and classy colors!

Kara Lynne said...

What a wonderful combination of challenges that led you to this gorgeous card, Karren! I'm glad you treated yourself to some crafty things since you didn't get any for Christmas.

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE this leafy design! So glad you joined us in the Color Throwdown Challenge!

Amy Rohl said...

So pretty and peaceful! Thanks for playing along with this week's CTD Challenge!

Nancy said...

Love the CAS and peaceful colors Karren! Splendid card! Thanks for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday and Happy New Year to you!

stampwithsandy said...

This is beautiful, Karren! I love those die cuts and the neutral colors are so elegant. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful design, Karren! I love how you layered the Leafy Garland and tucked it under your B&W circles, and your Wood Plank background looks amazing in Grout Gray! You did a great job with your Nuvo Jewel Drops, too...I can't seem to get them so perfectly round :)
Hope your SSS order gets to you soon...I can't wait to see what you create with everything!

Nora Noll said...

This card is STUNNING!!! LOVE everything about it!!