I've got a couple of cards for you this evening to show you how a colour change can make all the difference on a card. I LOVE the dramatic black/aqua colour palette of this first card. Again I used the DCWV Street Lace 8x8 pad (it's almost all gone now! Boo Hoo!) The card base is a standard C5 covered with black textured cardstock. I added a smaller panel of patterned paper to the centre of the card, then a punched, ribbon-trimmed border to one side. A shaped panel was adhered with foam pads to the centre of the panel. It was topped with an embossed rectangle, then a beautiful oriental lady cut from black and white cardstock and patterned paper. The 'Beauty' sentiment was cut from black cardstock, trimmed (it's part of a sentiment panel) then matted onto aqua cardstock. A couple of punched flowers with pearls centres were added as embellishment. A satin bow and aqua bloom completes the card.
The pastel version is much softer and delicate. It was made in exactly the same way with papers from the 'Hot Diggety Dog' A4 pack by Andrea Jayne (from Dovecraft) and a scrap of paper from a 6x6 freebie pad (courtesy of a mag yonks ago) for the kimino. I added a little punched daisy to the lady's hair and a WOC Helibore, and flower printed sheer ribbon bow.
A smattering of pearls completes the card.
(For both cards)
Oriental Ladies- Pagoda
Word panels- Pagoda
Shaped panels- Elegant Edges
Thanks for dropping by and have a great (but very probably soggy!) Bank Holiday