Now, why in the world would I say that? Brown on a card is lovely - I prefer GREEN in nature, not brown - but on a card - this is so fun! So, when I saw the challenge for today on the 365 Card Blog to use Brown, Bling and a Banner - I couldn't wait to get started on my card. Unfortunately, I had a VERY full schedule at work. I thought about how I would create my card all day - so as soon as I got home, I got to work creating. I had already chosen the papers I wanted to use and I decided to do alot of layering on my card. At the last minute, I decided to make it an easel card. These kinds of cards are so fun to make and they really add a wonderful dimension to the finished card. The banner I got from another stamper - but I didn't have a stamp for the sentiment, so I decided to hand-write it. I decided to create this card for my friend Gloria. I had lunch with her earlier this week and enjoyed the visit so much, just wish we could have more visits like that.
When I saw the 'bling' requirement, I wondered if pearls qualified as bling? I had originally planned on using rhinestones, but thought that the pearls looked much better with the flower arrangement. I really like the way the flower arrangement turned out. The flowers and pearls are from Wild Orchid Craft and they are the MOST wonderful embellishments I have ever used. On the inside of the card I placed a row of pearls on the designer paper and then added a bit more of the vanilla cardstock to write a short note.
I hope you have enjoyed taking a peek at my card. I have alot of stuff coming up in the next coupld of weeks, so may not have much time to papercraft - but stop by the spa anyway - you just never know what you might find.