I was so happy to see my card as the winner for last week’s Play Date Cafe challenge – I had to call my BFF and scream over the phone at her about it, and she was all excited with me, and it was like a fabulous dream come true, and, and!…. then my kids started to squabble and I came back down to earth. But what a fun moment for this Mommy card maker! 😉
This week’s Play Date Cafe colors are so rich and regal – I just LOVE deep, earthy colors like these! So I fiddled around a bit with them and eventually came up with something. I wanted to use more of my recently-received Verve stamps, specifically the flowers from the Great Friend set. I took the ‘gold’ in the combo quite literally, maybe too literally. But I envisioned some sort of deep, rich wedding card, so I knocked myself out with it. I also used Andrea Ewen’s Viva La Verve January Week 2 sketch.
As an aside, this is one of those days when I desperately wish I were MUCH better at and knew anything about photography! I have tried multiple times yesterday and today to photograph this card so that it shows my BURGUNDY flower, but it keeps turning up really brown looking. ((sigh)) So, while you look at this photo, please do me a favor and try to imagine a burgundy flower where that brown blob is, okay…? Thanks so much! 😉
The burgundy, gold, and purple are all shimmer cardstocks. I stamped the outline flowers in Versamark and heat embossed them with gold powder onto the burgundy cardstock, then fussy cut them and raised each layer with foam tape. The sentiment is also heat embossed in gold, and I used my Cane Print impression plate on the card front.
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