Friday, June 19, 2009

Birthday Bling

Yay another card done on a Friday night - and I am loving it!!! This one is for my Twisted Sisters Challenge on SCS....what are the Twisted Sisters you ask - well, I don't know if there is an answer for that - LOL!! They are a group of friends who get together and comment on each others cards, as well as the cards of many others.....we travel on a thread called the Old Broken Bus and there is a designated driver...and many backseat ones! Each week a challenge is set within the group and we upload it up on Fridays...well, as close as we can - we are talking time differences here!

Our challenge this week was to make a card using black and yellow, grey or silver and to make up our own sentiment for it...I think it has to be humorous.....now, I have also made this for the Creative Card Crew Challenge and we had to use black and just one other colour - so it was a major fete fitting this into both challenges...but I did it...and this is how!

I embossed black card with the Textured Textiles Embossing Folder and then ran yellow shimmer ink across it, a strip of yellow argyle embossed card was torn and placed across the middle of the card. The image was chalked and layered on a deeper yellow, paper pierced on the corners. I then added half pearls along the pleat in the dress - now here comes the tricky bit - the silver...I used clear Kindy Glitiz with a touch of silver shimmer to it to add shimmer along the folds and riffles, this is not a solid glitter, so technically not another colour - so that keeps me in the Creative Cards Crew Challenge

A flourish (from Flourishes) was embossed, then cut out and topped with yellow layered flowers and black punched branches added as a finishing touch - and added onto a strip of pale yellow sheer ribbon!! The sentiment has been added on the inside - it says ' Another birthday - 'bling' it on!.

So that's it from me - I have finished in good time - the kids are home from Youth Group - the time just flies!! Thank you for visiting - don't forget to leave a comment so I know you have been - it makes my day!


  1. Love your interpretation Linda on the song Please Mr. Postman.And that's the type of letterboxes they have here in England on the doors. Great choice in papers too, and I'm sure Chris will love his card.
    Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge again this week..

    Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a

    fabulous weekend.
    Donna xx

  2. Wow what an elegant card Linda, I adore the dress with those gorgeous beads and your embossing is fabulous.
    Thank you for playing along with the Creative Card Crew this week.
    Nicola -x-

  3. linda this is beautiful !!!!!!!! great colors, and textures. Awesome job.

  4. This is beautiful Linda!! love your gorgeous dress and the color combo is so cheery and beautiful!!

  5. this is such a great use of the challenge colors, my friend and the beloved textile folder! Your card is elegant...just like you

  6. WOW! Love your card. It's so elegant. Perfect for the image. jWould love to be able to wear that gown. LOL! In my dreams! Beautiful work Linda. {{{hugs}}}

  7. Hi Linda, That yellow frock is just sooooo classy - I love that card, it is an absolute stunner.!!


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