Thursday, 12 November 2009

Mono and minimal

This is the card I made for Diane to give to her hubby for their special anniversary.
Diane requested modern and minimal with a colour scheme of black, white, silver and a touch of red. You may have noticed that the 'Clean and Simple' style isn't my norm, but it does a body good to move out of it's comfort zone sometimes.

Its A5 in size, when closed. The sentiment is computer-generated with 'Glitterations' stickers for the numbers and it lies underneath the champagne glass focal point when the card is closed.

I found this lovely silver anniversary paper online at The Craftz Boutique and of course a few other things kinda jumped into my basket, too!

And the focal point - well, I just had to use some glossy accents on those glasses! The gems are heart shaped, with a few tiny round ones on the smaller bubbles.

And the trusty Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder. I turned the embossing folder to emboss the other end of the cardstock, lining it up very carefully. I re-embossed any dots that were squashed with the second embossing, using an embossing tool. It's one of the few folders that you can do this with, I've tried with others but the embossing done by hand just isn't as deep and obviously, some of the patterns are impossible to line up. Of course, it depends on how much of your embossing is going to be on show.
And their wedding date, as requested, in the corner. I love the black glitterations on the black card.
I made a matching box, but for some reason I forgot to photograph that!
And I can let you know Diane was dee-lighted with the card and that they had a lovely anniversary!


1 comment:

  1. Oooh tres chic! I love the added finishing touches of glossy accents and I bet the matching box was just as stunning!
    Well here's the proof that Alison can do CAS cards too! Is there any style you can't do?! LOL!


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