Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Plum Birthday





I made this elegant card for my mother-in-law's birthday. I started out with a very different design in mind, but ended with this simple design. I loved it! The embossed background was just what this card needed to make the white space as elegant as the image.

As you can see from the inspiration photo above, this card is made using the beautiful colors that Kim has selected for this week's Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge. The plum/burgandy and taupe cardstock are from SEI, and I think that the ribbon is from SEI, too. I'm not sure-I've had it in my stash forever! The paper, however, is brand-new. I just received it from CARDS magazine as a goody for being published in the September 2010 issue. :)
The design is based on this sketch from Create with Connie and Mary. The JUGS Challenge this week was to decorate and line a matching envelope for your card. It gave it such a finished look!

9 comments:

Lesa said...

I love this card and color combo!! You MIL must have loved it!! Enjoy the snow day!!

Deb said...

Wow! This did turn out so very elegant! The plum color is so yummy!!! I love what you did with the sketch! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa said...

Love the razzleberry color with the gray and white. Very elegant. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I love how you made your flower 3-D. It's really pretty. Thanks for playing along with this week's colors at OTWC.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous embossed background, reminds me of a tin ceiling. Your mother in law will love it!

Mary Brown said...

Gorgeous color combo and I love how you turned the sketch! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Tammy said...

Congrats on your pub! The embossed background is elegant and the overall card is sure to be a hit with your MIL. Thanks for joining us this week at OTWC and Good Luck! :-)

Kathryn B said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card! The colors are stunning and so elegant looking!!!

Thanks so much for joining Just Us Girls this week!

Stampin' Pam said...

ELegant is the perfect word for this! It is gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS this week. We appreciate your participation and your support.