Another post today, I am getting back into the card making groove. Our Muse this week is Vicky Dutcher, I love that she used red, white and black. Those were my wedding colors.
I sent hubs a few cards while I was in California after he returned to Maryland, and this Muse is a great inspiration to send him another card. Yes, I am back home - but now and again I send him a card to his business P.O. Box as a little surprise.
I was inspired by the colors and the circular shapes on Vicki's card and the sequins bits.
I went with a round card and used several round dies some with stitching, a heart die, and love you dies.
I first cut my circle card from a large circle, then I cut another out of white card as a backer for the pieces I was creating. I laid out my dies all the way to the center heart, taped them together and cut them from the front of my card and a piece of white cardstock simultaneously to make sure they would all fit together. I used a metal shim and it easily let me cut through two pieces of cardstock at once.
Next I cut several layers of love and you on black cardstock, they were layered up and brushed with my new black wink of stella.
Once I had all the pieces, I glued everything into place and added a few pieces of sequins. I didn't like the little holes showing the color through, so I dabbed a black brush tip marker through to the paper making the sequins appear to be solid.
I am submitting this to Muse#99, and the Diva's that cut paper January challenge - anything goes.
ETA - A new to me challenge Color Throwdown has Red, White and Black for Challenge #324, I am adding this one to the gallery.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Cardstock - Stampin Up, Neenah
Sequins - Darice
Dies - Spellbinders Grand Circles, MFT Stitched Circle Stax, Lawn Fawn - Stitched Party Banners, SSS - Love You
Metal Shim - Memory Box