Friday, January 10, 2020

Elegant Winter Birthday

Happy Friday! I'm posting quickly as evening approaches. 
Do you ever have a card that just doesn't turn out the way you thought? And you're not sure if you like it? Or maybe it's the photo that doesn't turn out right? 

I answer yes to all three of those with today's card. I almost didn't post it. I thought I'd let you decide! 

One thing I'm sure of is that I need to use these gorgeous stamps again without the glitzy add-on. The Winter Sketches stamps (The Greetery) are beautiful when layered with inks. I wanted to use my new to me Rose Gold Powder (from Altenew) so I tried ending with the optional fifth layer for highlighting the branch and outlining the buds and embossing it.

I backed the black panel with Rose Gold foil paper. I rarely use black for my main panel but I love the affect when others do it, so I am giving it a try as well. 

The card layout is from the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge, and the inspiration photo from The Card Concept had lovely black and gold elements with shine that inspired my card. I'm classifying this as a Classy/Elegant card. 

That's it for me today! I hope you have a weekend that is wonderful in every way. Thanks so much for your kind words!

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!
All dies and the stamps are from The Greetery. which has quickly become my favorite stamp company!