Didn't you just fall in love with this card the minute you saw it??! I know I did! Here's my take:
Neenah white. SC 'birthday' die, 'happy' and 'asterisk' stamps, LF star stamps and star die. I used a variety of inks for these images and a scrap of blue underneath the 'birthday.' A couple of MME enamel dots. And that's it for this one. Looks wonky in the photo...and the 'happy' looks crooked...it's fine irl, *sigh*....
Next up, I really liked the sketch by Sam Simpson over at CAS(E) this Sketch. It's just wonderful, and wait till you see the cards by the DT!
I kept mine monochromatic. This one will go to a friend at church who recently lost her husband, and I want to check in on her.
It's flat for mailing, even though I really, really wanted to pop the panel up. I wound gold thread around the panel and placed the little 'window' on top of the threads. I used my Spellbinders to make the window, and backed it with a teeny-tiny scrap of SC's Punchinella vellum. I found a gold leaf on my desk and adhered it to the corner, not sure where it came from but I'm pretty sure it's a Poppystamps die. The sentiment is from TT and used with Stampabilites gold ink.
And last...is my entry for The Card Concept Challenge. Cool summery colors. Mmmmmm....pretty!
I have a little rant before I show you my card. This one is for a special friend's birthday. Like you, I wouldn't give this to anyone if it weren't just perfect. But no matter how many times I photographed it, or how much editing I did, this one won't show as 'perfect.' If only someone could invent a "brain camera" - one that takes the exact photo that shows up in my brain... Stopping now...
I'm calling this one CAS, but if the DT wants it to be a CAL card, then that's fine with me! : )
Started with Neenah white. The silver flowers are from an old pack of HL stickers. I laid the strip of stickers on the white panel and colored them in with a Copic marker and a Kaiserfusion marker. The sentiment is from TT, using ME Smoke ink. The blue mat is from an unknown source, and I love it and wish I knew who made it!! Some diamond blings for the centers and that's all for this one.
Whew!! Hope you made it this far and I also hope that your day is full of happy dances.