Monday, December 30, 2013

Smoky Slate Birthday, FMS117, STB

Hello, all! It is really Monday? With two holidays right in the middle of the week it's been hard for me to keep track of what day it is, lol! It was such an awfully gray, dismal day here in NY yesterday. It poured all day long and there was no natural light whatsoever to take pictures, so I apologize for the less than stellar photograph. Maybe the sun will come out later today an I'll take a better one.

In the meantime, I'll share what I do have: A card for two challenges with a bit of a sneak peek, the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper. This paper is loaded with bright, beautiful patterns but I chose the one with the Smoky Slate dots and just a snippet of yellow for this simple birthday card.

This amazing layout is courtesy of Amy at Freshly Made Sketches. Great sketch, Amy! I know I'll use this one again. 

I'm also playing along with the "Anything Goes" challenge at Seize the Birthday. 

When I started out with this gray/ yellow color scheme I had intended on it being a masculine card. After I added a little strip of Silver Foil I decided I needed to complement it with some silver sequins. Then I added a Baker's Twine bow to replace the stitching in the sketch. Now I don't think it's a suitable male card any more. What do you think?

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Express Yourself (Hostess)
Card Stock: Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray
Designer Series Paper: Watercolor Wonder
Ink Pads: Basic Gray
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Silver Foil Sheets
Other: Silver Sequins

Thanks for visiting and please leave a comment! Thank you!


Anonymous said...

I love it!! The gray, yellow and silver together is just beautiful! :-)

Amy O said...

Beautiful card, Sandy! I love these colors together. And I had to laugh at your narrative of how this card went from a masculine card to one with more feminine elements -- I do that all the time! It's so hard to not add the things you love. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week! It's always great to see you!

Linda Callahan said...

I love Smoky Slate and Yellow! Pretty card! Glad you joined us at FMS!

Bonnie said...

Great color combination, Sandy! The sequins probably wouldn't appeal as much to a guy as a gal! But then, some guys like some sparkle!

Brian King said...

Great colors and great use of the foil! I love it!

Nancy said...

I love yellow and grey colors together! Well done Sandy and Happy New Year! Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Birthday!

Darnell said...

Oh, I disagree, Sandy! I think it is more than suitable for a masculine card! Not that it wouldn't work for either sexes! It's fantastic!! Hugs, Darnell

Jen Brum said...

Great card Sandy! I think it's totally suitable for a "guy" card! Those colours are perfect! Love the silver banner and the sequins! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Colleen said...

Wow, that is shiny and beautiful glad you shared it with us and linked up to Seize the Birthday...great sketch to follow and use those soft and subtle. Happy New Year!