Firstly, apologies to anyone who ended up here on my blog after googling Audi Q7s. There are no cars in this post :)
The reason for my post title is that I made a card for my niece, Quin, who is turning 7. I used the colors from The Card Concept and I'm calling my card Clean and Layered. I tend to stick to clean cards although I do occasionally venture into vintage/shabby, but not today.
I'm also seizing the toppings at Seize the Birthday, which is to feature numbers on your birthday card. I've used the sketch at Mojo Monday and because it's a birthday card and also features twine, I'm linking another card up to Friday Mashup. Phew! Bet you just want to see the card now?
I started my card with a Crumb Cake base which I embossed with a new-to-me EF from Couture Creations. In my Blushing Bride scrap folder I found the strip that had been embossed with the cross-stitch EF and cut with the Finishing Touches Edgelit, so I cut an Early Espresso strip the same as a layer. I used some old In Color DSP for the main panel and again layered that onto Early Espresso. The Q7 were cut from textured cardstock using the Alphabet Typeset die for the "Q" and PTI's By the Numbers for the "7". I lightly inked around the edges of the die cuts with a sponge dauber and Blushing Bride ink to make them stand out a bit more.
The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler set and stamped onto Very Vanilla and cut with Spellbinders Curved Rectangles die. Some pink twine from American Crafts and some translucent sequins finished off the card.
Here's a side shot:
Thanks for looking.
Stamps: Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Ink: Early Espresso, Blushing Bride
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride DSP
Accessories: Couture Creations EF, sequins, By the Numbers die (PTI), Alphabet Typeset die (SU), Finishing Touches Edgelit, Needlepoint Border EF, Curved Rectangles Spellbinders die, American Crafts twine.
Edited to Add: This card won top billing over at Seize the Birthday!