Good Morning Crafters! Celebrate the Occasion has a challenge for the week to make a tall ( business envelope size) card for a birthday and it must have a present/presents on it. I love tall cards - so much more room to make a scene or cut an image larger than normal. Here is my card:
Recipe: Base is cut at 9" X 4" from Red Recollections paper. Mattes are 3.75" X 8.75" (Black Recollections) and 3.5" X 8.5" (patterned paper from stash). Image is from Imagine cartridge, Better Together, cut at 6.5". I used black velvet trim that I bought at a fabric store near my house for $1 for a huge spool - total score! I used Basic Grey buttons to dress it up with iridescent braid cord in the button holes. The Happy Birthday is a cling stamp (I can't remember who made the set and I am at work) I stamped using Black Staz On and colored it in with a Stampin Up marker in Real Red. Of course I had to use stickles, so I used a little fruit punch on the polka dots on the largest gift and accented the ribbon on the smallest gift. I think that's it.
I think this card turned out ok considering I went through a few trial and errors before arriving at the finished product, lol. That's part of the fun of it, right? There is still plenty of time to join CTO for this challenge. It doesn't end until Sunday night at 11:59pm. Happy crafting!