Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Birthday Passionette

Hello there today is Kim’s HAPPY DAY !! Kim is my newest Passionette and she is an amazing woman, she packs up so much in her life and added Stampin’Up! to her already incredibly busy schedule.
Kim loves black so I got to play with my fave neutrals and basic black for her special card.
kim's
The combo is Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla and Basic Black . I love Sahara Sand is a light warm greyish colour really classy paired with black and Espresso.
I had this card in my head using the leaves sizzlet die and suspending the birdcage from Nature’s Walk from them. I love the reuslt but I wish I added a small amount of leaf to the tiny bloom below. The more I look at it the more I can see it needs a bit of black for perfect balance, oh well hindsight is a wonderful thing.
kim's close
The middle Sahara panel was embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper folder and the Big Shot, I turned the piece over and had the debossed area showing, it just looked better with the dainty bird cage.
I have made the little blooms using the 1/2 circles from the owl punch. A small pearls sits inside each bloom.
Now my ribbon is the Crumb cake seam binding, I intended to use the black satin which I simply adore but the card looked very sombre with it on and Vanilla just didn’t look right so crumb cake seam binding it was. Lovely sentiment from the Curly Cute set to spell out my message and a generous helping of shimmer paint was added which of course you cannot see in the pictures.
Kim I hope you had a fabulous day and I hope you liked your card.
Right I need to crack on as I am making swaps for my trip to Prague next week.
Thank you for popping by till next time big hugs xxx
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11 comments :

Gibmiss said...

Hi Monica
how are you .....Fabulous card ....love the colours .....
hugs
sylvie
xxx

Zoƫ said...

Very elegant and I'm sure Kim loved it! Zx

Hels said...

GORGEOUS! as ever your cards are so lovely Monica

Helen xxx

Mary said...

Lovely card Monica. You are right - the Sahara Sand is very classy looking, and that seam binding is so lovely. I do hope we get the seam binding here.
Mary

Marisa said...

Love the classic elegance of this card Monica. xx

Viv said...

Perfection Monica!! I can guarantee Kelly will treasure this amazing card. Hugs Viv xx

Sarah said...

Beautiful Monica, you are a real inspiration to me, I love your work! :) x

linda said...

A love elegant card, I'm sure Kim loved receiving it.

Linda x

Susan said...

beautiful card!

Sue said...

Stunning card Monica just love black and white Luv Sue x

Emma Harrison said...

Wow Monica, it's simply stunning. I need to ensure a daily visit to your blog! Congrats on the Prague trip, looks like you all had a wonderful time.