Today is the lovely Evelyn's birthday, Evelyn is a Jem team member and I was lucky enough to meet her at convention this year. I love how you get a chance to meet lots of different people you wouldn't normally know (Evelyn lives in Scotland) all though the love of Stampin' Up! I know, I know, it sounds dead cheesy but it is great when you get to spend time with Ladies (and Gents) who all enjoy the same thing as you do :-D
Anyway enough of the cheese, back to the card. So, I was thinking about what card to make for Evelyn and I had one of those "duuurr" moments and my mind went blank (not so unusual you might say ;-)) anyway I turned to the trusty Colour Coach and as I didn't want the card to have any sort of Christmassy feel to it. I started out with Melon Mambo and it told me to get out Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive and this was the result...
I think it is my new favourite colour combo!! In fact I made a thank-you card along the same lines of this one which I will share with you later this week, LOVE this Happy B.day stamp, it is on Page 86 in a place you may just pass it by but please don't, It's just gorgeous and the two stamps are just £12,95 ;-)
I inked the stamp using my Marker Pens to get the two colour effect, and it just so happens I am hosting a Marker Club starting in January if you need them too (I would say you definately do! they are just great for multi coloured images) see this post for more details,
The crown and background were stamped using the Artistic Etchings set, Paper is retired Night and Day but you could use Love Letter papers (in my share) or even the Neutrals Paper Patterns Stack on page 91,
and the satin ribbon (also in a share) was finished off with a button which was from the subtles collection tied on with trusty Linen Thread, couldn't live without this now!
Lastly a dodgy picture of the inside, it's really blurry, sorry, but you get the idea right?
Thanks for looking today and I really hope Evelyn likes her card and has a fab day :-D