Today was a grand occasion as we celebrated my grandmother’s 90th nameday. There was a wonderful gathering at the Guild Hall, with family coming from distant lands for this milestone day. My cousin, Guild Mercenary Kimmy, had hired a couple jesters who put on a rousing show for all the attendees. The feast prepared by our house gnomes was the biggest I had ever seen.
I designed this card for Creative Card Crew’s “White on White” challenge that is happening now! This fortnight we are sponsored by Marianne Design who are offering a lovely prize to the winner.I started this card by cutting the background “doily” thingy using the Art Philosophy cartridge. I cut a separate square so I could emboss that part without embossing the swirly edges of the design and just glue it over the original square. I used some white ribbon from my stash that I have approximately 15.8 rolls of, having bought them for wedding invites and never ended up using them. Always happy when I get to use some of that ribbon up, which earns me +6918 ecstatic exp points. The “90” I also cut with Art Philosophy using an off-white paper so it would stand out a little against the stark white background. I also embossed that with my trusty Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots folder. Finally some glitter in the dots finished off the front.
On the inside I stamped the sentiments using a Close to My Heart set and the My Pink Stamper “Birthday Crazy” set. I also added the swirly corner things using the Inkadinkado "Decorative Corners" set as I felt they matched the front of the card.
I stamped the same swirly corners on the envelope to make it match the card.
This white card will be gleaming in the following challenges:
After everyone had eaten their fill, taken in the entertainment and my grandmother had opened her gifts, it was time for everyone to depart. I saw everyone off as they climbed into their carriages, mounted their horses (or in one cousin’s case, bordered his flying machine) and headed back to their home lands. My grandmother was pleased with the celebration and that the whole family could be together to celebrate her 90th nameday.
~ Guild Master Crystal ~