I made the below congratulations card for a friend of ours who recently completed an advanced degree and invited us to a party to celebrate. Unfortunately we weren't able to attend but I wanted to send a card to congratulate her on the achievement. I was inspired by the invitation and wanted to use the same colors and design for my card. I covered up the details with my stamped envelope (you can't send a naked envelope!!) but here is the invite...
The colors were almost a perfect match for Elegant Eggplant, Green Galore and More Mustard. It's funny how I would never ever have put these colors together but seeing them on the party invitation I thought they looked great together. I might try this combination out on some other cards to see what I can come up with.
For my card I stamped the large design from the Baroque Motifs set in white craft ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. I definitely had to use my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get it lined up just right.
Next I punched out a Whisper White circle with my 11/4" circle punch. I stamped the flower-like stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink on Whisper White and punched that out with my 1" circle punch. I colored in parts of the design with my Green Galore & More Mustard markers. I layered my circles and then finished them off with a green jeweled brad for the center and popped it up over the embossed image.
An organdy ribbon bow, ticket corner punch & More Mustard brads finishes it off. Let me know how you think I did matching the style of the invitation!
***It was super hard photographing Elegant Eggplant and I played around with the placement of my lights and this was the best I could do. There always seemed to be some amount of glare no matter where I placed the lights. If anyone has any tips I'd love to hear them.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Well Scripted
Ink: White craft, Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: brads, jeweled brad, ticket corner punch, 11/4" & 1" circle punch, embossing powder, organdy ribbon