Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Jen

Here's another card for one of my 40-year-old friends. It's Jen this time. I like to rub it in that they're all turning 40 before me (even though Jen's birthday is like 3 days before mine).

I don't think the colors in the photo are very true to life (or it's just my monitor), but this card is black and purple. And, no, I didn't do the whole black, over the hill thing on purpose. I just thought it would look cool to stamp the image in white on black and it kind of went from there. It wasn't until I was almost done that I made the connection.

The base is black CS with a block of DCWV paper adhered to it. There is a piece of black ribbon and purple suede ribbon wrapped around the DP.
I stamped the image (Stampin' Up) with white ink onto black CS and colored some parts in with a black Glaze pen, Stardust pen (Sakura) and white pen, and there are some tiny rhinestones on there, too. I drew two lines around the edge of the block of paper with a white pen and Stardust pen. This was adhered onto a block of the DCWV paper, with some flourish sequins (Queen & Co) sandwiched in between, which is on a piece of white CS, which is on a piece of shiney black paper, and it was all pop dotted onto the card. There are also purple rhinestones stuck to the end of each flourish.
The sentiment (Stampin' Up) was stamped on black CS using a glue pad and Pearl ultrafine pearlescent glitter by ArtGlitter. It was trimmed, matted on white CS, then matted on shiney black CS and popdotted onto the card. I also added a Queen & Co sequin to this too.
For a final touch I added three black rhinestones (Kaiser Craft) to the lower right-hand corner.


  1. wonderful card, she will love it. I really like the black and purple together.

  2. This is really pretty Wendy, I really like the black and purple!

  3. Wendy, I love this card! That cake is so cute and the swirls look great.


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