Monday, January 5, 2009

Dressed in red

My mom loves red and she's a bit of a clothes horse, though she probably wouldn't admit it! When I sat down to make her a set of cards for Christmas, I knew that I could make something really fun if I used Retro Boutique by Rupa Shevde for Gina K Designs and used red as my dominant color. Here's the packaged set, boxed in a Papertrey clear box and tied with a ribbon and a pretty red purse tag on the front.
Here are three of the cards. I stuck with a color scheme of red, black, white and silver or gray, and I used some real red patterns designer paper from SU on several of the cards. They all have touches of bling - rhinestones or silver gem dots from Gina K.
You can click on the pictures to see the cards in better detail. I knew they were a hit when my mom and aunt decided they were too pretty to use and ought to be framed instead! That made my Christmas morning!
Stamps: Retro Boutique Gina K Designs
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copic markers
Paper: real red, basic gray, basic black, neenah classic crest white, silver, real red prints DP
Accessories: ribbon, rhinestones, silver gems, metal buckle, Cuttlebug, ticket punch, CM oval cutter, Nestabilities, scallop punch, embossing powder and versamark, tag punches, Papertrey clear card box


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh........WOWZA girlie!!!!! My eyes popped outta my head!! LOL Just super stunning!! Of course I love the glitz!! Oh I also totally agree with your mom and Aunt....Frame them!!!!

Joan said...

Very cool cards - love all the red and silver. I love these clothing images too. Awesome. Joan