13 November, 2017


Just a quick card for a late evening can't-sleep-post.
As the card is one for the birthday of my wasn't-meant-to-be father in law, I tried to make an elegant, yet simple thing. This is the result:
For the main motif, I've chosen a stitching pattern of a champagne celebration which I coloured with coloured pencils. Additionally, I placed a couple of shimmering rhinestones on the glasses as well as the bottle.
For a contrast to the red ribbon, I used a pastel blue cardboard which I planned to put on the light yellow background paper. However, I didn't like this combination after all, which is why I decided to place another layer of beige cardboard with embossed shimmering swirls between them.
For a little "something" in the card, I used a floral border punch and tiny pearls. And for some time, the card was done.
Only before I sent it off, I added a simple birthday sentiment which I placed on yellow cardboard to make sure it pops out properly. 
A little contribution to the November collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.
In the sign of all the good wishes for the year ahead - tranquil morning sky above Ljubljana. A little contribution to the gallery of sky images at Raumfee.

- 613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
cardmania: ATG
craft-alnica: coloured motif
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty catz: no patterned paper
creative inspirations: sparkle
creative moments: ATG/birthday
cute card thursday: sparkles
glitternsparkle: ATG
inspiration destination: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
pennys papertake: ATG
through the craftroom door: ATG
unicorn challengeblog: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG


  1. Your card is quite festive. The swirling ribbon nicely highlights the champagne bottle and glasses. I love the stitching. It's nice to see your talent displayed at 613 Avenue Create.

  2. This is so elegant, I love your soft colour scheme and the punched border with the pearls is a lovely touch. Thank you for linking up at Word Art Wednesday and we hope you can join us again soon. Sue (DT)

  3. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at TTCRD ATG Challenge. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge and good luck!
    Sunila & Aditi

  4. Beautiful card - very elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

  5. Great CAS card and love the beautiful stitched image.Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
    Carol DT x

  6. Lovely card thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz this week

  7. Lepo si navezla motiv in ga hkrati še krasno pobarvala. Lepa voščilnica je nastala :-))
    Vesela sem, ker ustvarjaš z nami v izzivu CRAFT-alnice … Srečno!

  8. Krasna tehnika z vezenjem. Hvala, da se igraš z nami pri CRAFTalnici.