One of the nice things about not making cards to sell is that, when a family member has as event that deserves a card, I can really tailor it to the person. So although this card is not my cup of tea at all, as soon as I spotted the digi stamp I knew my son's partner would love it. My card arrived yesterday and she was thrilled with it.
The image is by Rick St.Dennis and he has several in this style in his etsy shop. Having printed it and coloured it with copics, I cut it to fit the centre of a black mat which was then layered onto a textured red mat, both cut with dies from the Sizzix Majestic Elements-Marvellous Squares set. The backing paper was passed through an Embossalicious A4 folder, and the black strip is a newly purchased Memory box die called tesseltina, which is already a firm favourite with me. It is so delicate and fine.
This close up shows the embossing and the textured red card more clearly. I used a permanent marker to colour a silver peel-off greeting black and put it in the lower right corner, and balanced this with a couple of gems iin the other corners.
I did not expect to find any challenges for this card but I am going to link it to:
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge 47: Make your mark (colouring with copics)
Creative Moments Challenge 18: Lots of layers (6)
and Make it Monday 142: Anything goes.