Sunday, November 6, 2016

Belated Birthday Sentiments for a Long-Time Friend

So, I'm under the eight-ball AGAIN!  What seems to be news about that, I say.  Yes, I am late for birthday wishes for a long-time friend of more than 50 years. . .shame on me!  I decided to send her a card that I made last spring while visiting in California at a card event hosted by Stampin' Up demonstrator, Darla Watson.   This card will be perfect, because it is for sending belated birthday wishes! 

I really liked Darla's card design, but as I always seem to like lots of color layers, I decided to add a new black cardbase under the original Cajun Craze one.  To do this, I cut off the back of the base, making it ready to become a mat layer between the patterned card front and the new black cardbase.  I liked this additional color mat for all the usual reasons. . .it complimented the black sentiment tag and the black flower stamens in the patterned paper.  Now, all I needed to add was a suitable inside design and verse befitting the outside design and the card occasion, and voilá
, my card is done.  Take a peek below to see the finished product, which will be on its way in tomorrow's mail! 

Ingredients:  Stampin' Up products:  Cardstocks--Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron. Corrugated Kraft (retired).  White Emobssing powder.  Botanical Gardens Jewels (2016 Occasions).  White Baker's Twine.  Daffodil Yellow button (retired).  Rhinestones.  Papertrey stamps: Inside & Out: Birthdays.  EK punch: Victorian Corner.  Memento: Black Tuxedo ink.  Size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4".  (Thank you Darla Watson for the original design idea).

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