Timeless Elegance Shadow Box Frame Birthday Card

by Joanne James22. January 2016 08:00

It's Friday - who doesn't love a Friday?! Today I have a rather special birthday card to share that is rather appropriate for this week's Can You Case It? Challenge where they too are celebrating their third birthday anniversary:

CYCI#103 a   CYCI#103 b

We have a choice of 'black, white and elegant' or 'black, white and fun': my project today is definitely the former - a lovely 6" shadow box frame birthday card featuring the Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper. My papers are black and vanilla rather than black and white, but I'm hoping the CYCI team will allow this! Here's the card:


To make the card itself, I followed this tutorial by the talented Amanda Bates. For the central panel, I used one of the patterned papers and added just a hint of sponged colour in Blushing Bride and I heat embossed my greeting in gold over the top. I then used a co-ordinating pattern for my frame decoration. Isn't that just lovely? I made this card for my mother-in-law who loves a black and white colour combination; I also made a co-ordinating gift bag and tag for her present using my Gift Bag Punch Board and a box to present my card in:


Whilst I'm not a massive fan of black and white as a colour combination, I do love the patterns in these papers and I think the colour combination can indeed look very elegant. More importantly, this card was made more with the recipient in mind rather than the creator and, since she loved it, I guess that's all that counts!

That's all from me today; I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


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Boxes | Cards | Stamping

Comments (8) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/22/2016 12:02:30 PM #

Wow, this is stunning!  I'd like to get inside your brain to see how you come up with all these fabulous ideas!


Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
1/22/2016 12:54:13 PM #

Fantastic!  I just love it.  I love the paperand of course the subtle colouring. As for the frame it's lovely  ... maybe a video is called for!!!!!


Eva Bussom
Eva BussomUnited States
1/23/2016 6:57:17 AM #

Joanne, fabulous card and gift bag! Thanks for joining CYCI Smile Eva


Dawn Fields
Dawn FieldsUnited States
1/23/2016 7:24:25 AM #

Joanne, this card is beautiful!  The coordinating bag, tag and box with the card will make a lovely gift. Thanks for joining us at CYCI! Dawn


Laura Nolan
Laura NolanUnited States
1/23/2016 1:41:16 PM #

Joanne, I love this DSP!  great card and gift bag!! Thanks for joining CYCI! Laura


LaurieUnited States
1/23/2016 4:08:25 PM #

Wow what an elegant set! I love that gold sentiment.


Amanda Bates
Amanda BatesUnited Kingdom
1/23/2016 9:37:24 PM #

Stunning Joanne....! Lovely set....


1/24/2016 3:40:43 PM #

Great card Joanne!! Thanks for joining us at CYCI Smile - Mandy


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