Friday 27 April 2012

More orange but still no satsumas...


Wa-hooo for Friday! So looking forward to the weekend; we've got nothing special planned and sometimes they're the kinda weekends I like the best :)

So I promised that I'd be back with my second card for the current (and very nearly ending!) Runway Inspired Challenge #10

I guess I really was inspired by those colours and for my second entry I was inspired by the colour blocking trend (I ignored the chevrons for this one!)

Happy Birthday

I truly colour blocked the orange, gold and black. The gold is some 'magic' card I picked up ages ago and when you stamp and emboss in clear ink and powder it gives this really cool foiled effect. (FYI: I reckon there's nothing magic about this card at all. I'd be tempted to experiment on any glossy, metallic card).

The only problem with this card is that it's a pain to photograph:

Happy Birthday

I hope you get the general gist of the design anyways! It's rare I design with a recipient in mind, but I have a friend who ooooozes style and this card is destined for her special day.

I wish I could say that these challenges make me a fashionista, but I would still look like a satsuma in that shade of orange - ha! Mind you, my guy reckons I'd be more of a clementine wearing this shade of orange: still very orange but very sweet too  (altogether now, 'awwww!' or 'bleugh!') Ha!

Have a fabulous weekend - whatever you're up to!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Happy Birthday}
Stamps: Fontiments - Birthday (Uniko Studio)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: White, Terracotta Tile, True Black (Papertrey Ink)/Gold 'magic' card (Stash!)
Accessories: Detail Clear Embossing Powder (Stampendous)


Elena said...

so chic!

maria f. said...

Yessiree it oozes. Gorgeous.

Michelle said...

Mmm, very nice, Aimes! I love the way the sentiment has turned out. I also love your colour blocking, wonderful!

Miriam Prantner said...

So elegant! love it!

Maureen said...

I still say magic, pure magic, Duchess...totally cool the way the sentiment looks like it's part of the card stock :) It's a sunny Friday morning! Woohoo!

Chunyuan said...

very elegant color blocking card.

Sarah said...

I dig it, Aimes! The color-blocking really works. And you know I'm a sucker for subtle embossed sentiments.

Ginny said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!! What a great card!!! So gorgeous in the photo so it must be even more so in person!! Very cool.

Lisa A. said...

WOW...this is stunning!! LOVE your take on the dress...SIMPLY perfect...bold and beautiful!!

Karen B. said...

This for sure makes an impact, so trendy and fun!

pamela said...

WHOA this looks so cool!!! I was sitting at my desk wondering how you did it until I read your instructions :D

Taheerah said...

This is stunning Aimes, so stylish indeed!

And it's now my mission to find some of this gold 'magic' card, lol - any ideas on where to look for it?



Jennifer Rzasa said...

So great to have you walk the Runway again! The gold gives off a magical effect, whether or not the paper is actually "magical!" So elegant.

Unknown said...

ultra chic fantasticness!!! love this so much!

Anonymous said...

Satsuma or clementine, what it's clear is that this card is GORGEOUS!! Wow!! Aimes, the pic really shows that cool magical embossing, I love it!

JJ Bolton said...

Your color blocking is fantastic! Such a bold and impact design!

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