Sunday, February 3, 2013

80th birthday wishes

My sweet Grandmother is turning 80 this month!  Her favorite color is yellow so that's where I turned for a starting point.  I've seen such gorgeously elegant cards using the yellow and gray color combo that I had to give it a try.  I really loved how it turned out, except I do wonder if the black is too harsh.  Any thoughts?  I needed a third color and it was the best I came up with.

Mojo Monday #278--sketch
Inkspirational Challenges #5--anything goes

Crafty Ann's Challenge #82--tie a yellow ribbon (something yellow, something tied and ribbon)
Clearly Inspired Challenge #68--let's get inky (I used ink to stamp, sponged ink around the edges of my main panel and the sentiment panel, and applied silver ink directly from the ink pad to my numbers and the fleur de lis square)

Cardstock: SU!
Stamps: Verve "Joyful Blooms"; PTI "Big Birthday Wishes" (th); Clear Dollar Stamps "Elegant Flourishes"
Dies: Spellbinders Fleur de lis squares; Verve "Mini Classy Labels" and "Pennant trim"; PTI "By the Numbers"


Anonymous said...

Your grandmother is going to love it! I definitely do not think the black is too harsh. I like the flourishes and pennants in the background. Your inking around the 80 is also great! So glad you joined us this week at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Mynnette said...

Heather, this is amazing!!! I just KNOW your grandmother will be over the moon about it--it's so fabulous! I adore the colors and that darling polka dotted bow! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Claire said...

Hi Heather, what a gorgeous card I'm sure your grandmother will love it. The yellow and grey colour combo is fab and I think the pop of black sets it off a treat. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time
Claire xx

Cassie said...

I love the addition of the black, Heather. Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for getting Inky over at Clearly Inspired Challenges :)

Annette said...

Beautiful card .
Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week .
Annette xx

Lisbeth K said...

Beautiful card Heather! Love the colors, and the details are great:) Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week, hope you join us again :)

Ellen said...

Hi Heather. Wow another beauty! In my opinion, the black adds the contrast that you need for the combo, and you used just a little of it which is perfect. I'm sure your Grandmother is going to treasure this card! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational this week.

Ruth M said...

This is a lovely 80th Birthday card Heather, your grandmother will be thrilled! It's so soft and pretty and I think the little touches of black you added are perfect!
Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Inkspirational & I really hope to see you playing along with us again soon! Ruth x

Yvonne Garner said...

A beautiful card! I love gray and yellow together and I think the black is a great accent with the gray and yellow. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational.

Ann Whitfield said...

Absolutely fabulous Heather, I don't think the black is too harsh at all. In fact I think it compliments the yellow and grey perfectly. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x