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).