My friend Ingrid is a bibliophile (as am I), and of course, my gift to her was a book. I was really struck by the artwork on the cover and used it as my starting point for the card and wrapping paper I made.
Here's the book:
I thought the colours more or less approximated to Tangerine Tango, Elegant Eggplant and Pale Plum. Very bright and bold! A combination I'd never have thought to use but somehow it works.
I also looked through my stamps and decided - yes, AGAIN! - to use Fifth Avenue Floral. I also decided to CASE a card I've often admired from the cover of the 2009-10 Idea Book & Catalogue.
So here's how it turned out:
I am afraid this photograph isn't the best, but believe me when I say it looked fantastic in real life! It has faux stitching and the rose is popped up on Dimensionals. A scrap of tangerine tango ribbon, and it was all done. I think the white really tones down the brightness of the orange and purple, and balances it. I did change it slightly so it would fit into an envelope more easilly than the card on the Catty.
Then I made some co-ordinating wrapping paper:
And with the scraps I made an extra card for my niece's birthday next week. I added glitter to the centre of the popped up flower, and it looks gorgeous.
The sentiment is a sneak peek at the new Spring Mini which starts on 1st August. If you'd like to make sure you receive one, drop me a line!