CAS-UAL FRIDAYS Create a clean and simple design using a black base card. This weeks sponsor: Lil Inker Designss is providing a $20.00 gift certificate to buy some of their made in USA stamps and dies. It sure would be fun to win that.
I love black in fact most of my clothes are black or white, with some blue for interest. The contrast of black and white is strong and fresh. Starting with the black base I outlined a silver .25" frame. I used the simple flower die from SU with a yellow center. The center flower is attached with dimension squares, some leaves on the side, and the birthday sentiment completes this card.
Dana Seymour is so stunning I wanted to use stripes for my card.
I started working with stripes of white glitter tape. I found some scraps of leopard fur paper (I bought years ago) and decided to make some more purses, they're so fun and use just the smallest bits of paper. Then I cut the black glitter paper in scallops to look like an awning, attached with some dimensional squares. And then I realized it was not a clean and simple design. This is an issue with me...more is better...NOT for this challenge, so I stopped and created the birthday card. I'll get back to this later.
I used this pink glitter paper that reminds me of sparkling pink champagne. I used gold stickles to cover the black numbers I had available. The star burst and gold chains stickers add more sparkle and interest to the "cork" top. I'm using a silver Mylar bag that the State store offers for gift bags as an envelope, tied at the top with a ribbon and flower.
"The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't." ~Henry Ward Beecher
Be well ~ Carole