Hello … bonjour! I’m popping in with a card inspired by a few different challenges … one is ending very soon, so I’m getting a wriggle on … and two celebrate special occasions. The first is at Muse where there are the CASE festivities for Ardyth‘s 50th birthday (who I’ve been fortunate to meet IRL twice!) … congratulations again, my friend! The second is the Big Birthday Bash at AAA Cards … felicitations on three fabulous years, ladies … here’s to many, many more! The other challenges I’m joining in with are detailed towards the bottom of my post (with links) … for now, here’s my card …
The things I retained from Ardyth’s card were the shimmery sentiment, a blend of Distress Inks, the popped up panel and all that glorious white space. I changed the shape of my card, the style and colour of the blended inked strip and the treatment of the die cut greeting (mine is partially inset) … and I added lots of shimmer spray to the inking (‘course, you can’t see it!).
My base card was sponged with Distress Inks and shimmer sprayed, I die cut a card panel with a WPlus9 Happy, created a swoosh by cutting a curve twice with a die from SSS (having taken out the happy to keep it intact), and stamped the secondary sentiment (also WPlus9) in a soft light grey. The die cut word was covered with lots of Spectrum Noir sparkle, inset into the swoosh panel and I popped the whole thing up on craft foam onto the base card. It’s deliberately embellishment free, like Ardyth’s!
I’m playing along at …
AAA Cards – Birthday
Muse – CASE Ardyth
Seven Hills Crafts – Die Cut a Die Cut (I used WPlus9 Happy Wishes)
SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes
SSS Work It Wednesday – Sunshine (literal or the colour)
Dashing off to link … the doors at Ardyth’s party will be closing very soon! Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂