Nov 28, 2011

Stylish Birthday

It is my turn at work to put on morning tea for one of the teachers at work (Happy Birthday Anne!) I made a card to go with it.  Every chance she gets, she goes up to her block at the Grampians, which is nestled in the mountains and surrounded by wineries.  Her own private retreat.  So, with that in mind I made this card.

The background is coloured with DI's and stamped with an Inkadinkadoo stamp in black pigment ink. The vines are from a clear stamp set that I have. The words are hand made with some scrap pieces and edged with a fine liner pen to make them stand out. I have added some EP to some of the outside just to add effect, and then ripped the corners and added some embossed black card behind it...then layered onto purple cardstock.
So a simple card, with lots of colour to match the personality of the person it goes to.

I am entering this in the following challenges ~
- Birthday Sundaes - Birthday card with wording/sentiment
- I Did It Creations - Eat, Drink and be Merry
- Paper Playtime - Say it with Sentiments 
- Alphabet Challenge Blog ~V is for Vibrant


Meggymay said...

Your card is beautiful and I'm sure your friend will love it.
Yvonne x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Gorgeous and also tailor made which is one of the joys of cardmaking.
When I read Grampians I thought you meant in Scotland ... I was in the wrong country for a moment.

Lisa Jane said...

what a fab background.. such rich colours
Lisa x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, such a wonderful card, love these bright colors. Your friend will love it.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is perfection, Dot!!! And she'll love it! I love the part about chocolate!

papertrails leaver said...

what a yummy card! a great use of colors for the background! Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime for our say it with sentiments challenge! :-) Amy

Shirl said...

Gosh that looks so realistic Dot I can almost smell the grapes. Fabulous colours and adorable sentiment to go with it.

Hugs Shirley x x

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Dot,
Thanks so much for visiting! I wanted to let you know that on my Whimsical Musings blog, I have a free seminar and a piece of digital art (it's at the end of the seminar) that you can print and frame for your studio if you would like one! XO Cindy
P.S. I hope you're having a great weekend!

Lesley said...

Great card, I love the colours you have used! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Joey said...

Beautiful creation, the background is stunning. Joey x

Jackie said...

Oh wow, I love how the colors work so well together and the background came out really neat. What a fun card, it sounds perfect for the intended receiver! Thank you for playing along with us at Inky Impressions!

Bettina L. said...

Love this card, but did you link it up wrong?? I can't see you're backlinked to Southern Girls;) Bettina xx