Thursday, June 14, 2012

Little Black Dress.

Always a great item to have in the wardrobe.... and I decided the LBD would make a great addition to a card.

Little Black Dress

My card is made for Anne's challenge (Black Cat Matte) over at 2 Peas  Her challenge is to use a black matte on your card ~ and some colour.  Wasn't sure if there was enough colour on my card, but Anne said it was fine!   My LBD is made from a Spellbinder's Scallop circle trimmed to a dress shape then embossed for texture.  The waistband is orange ( although it looks a bit yellow here).  I matted the white panel onto black card then onto a white card base.   I also matted the sentiment from Kaisercraft, onto some black card. 

I've just got back after being out for dinner with my hubby to celebrate my birthday.  I've had a lovely day with some beautiful cards arriving into today's post... thanks to the lovely ladies in my stamp group and my wonderful blog friends.  I got a new e-reader ~ Kindle Touch this time..... only because I had so much hassle with Kobo when my last reader decided to die 2 days before the warranty ran out, but due to being away I didn't take it in till 3 days after the end of the warranty and Kobo would not honour it.   Liking the new one better as it's much easier to turn the page.

Another busy weekend.... heading off to Papamoa ( around 3 hrs south-west of Auckland) to watch Peter's nephew, Jason, play rugby.  We'll stay the night and head home on Sunday.    Hope you all are having a great week.


Dawn 

15 comments:

Isha said...

Wish you a very Happy Birthday Dawn. Lovely card:)

cardcreationsnz said...

Happy Birthday Dawn. Sounds like you have a lovely birthday.

This is a gorgeous card. Love how you created the dress. The texture & colour set it off nicely.

joy said...

Sounds like you had a nice birthday dinner, Dawn! Happy Birthday to you.

Love this little black dress card!! So classy and the pop of orange is very eyecatching.

Lin said...

What a FANTASTIC idea to use the embossed black for your dress - it makes a great design! Well done, Dawn!

Lin said...

Ooops - and happy, happy birthday!

Barb said...

Love it, Dawn!! The addition of the bright yellow sash looks fabulous! Hope you had a wonderful birthday, my friend! :)

Lisa said...

Firstly, I hope you had a wonderful birthday, fellow Gemini!! My daughter has that Kindle and she absolutley loves that thing :)
Your card is very elegant and chic with the little black dress! Just lovely :)

CinnamonSally said...

Happy Birthday Dawn, sounds like you had a fun day. Love your LBD card!!

Kara Lynne said...

Happy Birthday! I love that you made this dress out of a scalloped circle, very clever, and it turned out very classy!

Sue said...

Hello Dawn
Happy Birthday.... they come around quicker now don't they?
Beautiful design and Palette; the dramatic Black is Wowed by the sunny Yellow. But it is the embossing on the dress that is so eye catching.
A beautiful looking card.
Smiles:)
Sue

Greta said...

LOVE this card, Dawn! Maybe having a bd inspired you to make this great bd card--LOL! Glad you've had a good celebration.

MaxineD said...

Happy Birthday to you, Dawn :-).
Love your card - the way the embossing is sited on the dress, makes it look as though it is swishing to one side. Very stunning with the touch of colour.
Blessings
Maxine

Maureen Morton said...

Creative genius to use a circle for the dress, Dawn! So pretty and elegant - can you make one in my size, please? Happy birthday - enjoy!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Dawn I think this is a LBD - Little Beautiful Design! Chic and fashionable! Love it!

Suzanne C said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope it was wonderful! Lovely elegant black dress and card!