Monday, February 23, 2009

A sexy little number...

Isn't 50 the new 40? And isn't it odd how your perception of "old" changes as you get older yourself? I used to think 50 was perfectly ancient, but as I close in on it myself, I view it completely differently!
I have a very good friend who turns 50 on Sunday, and while I know she's not thrilled about it, it's still better than the alternative, right? I'm hoping this card will make her smile. I got the idea from
SCS (where else?). I saw all these corset cards appearing in the galleries and futher investigation led me to this thread which has the link to the template and everything. I've just been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it. The cardstock is a beautiful sheet my aunt sent me from the UK - the black pattern is raised and glossy, like you had embossed it, only without the mess, and I found the ribbon on clearance in Michaels this weekend and immediately fell in love with it. The little card slides into the card and although you can't really tell from the picture the white cardstock is mounted on black "glittered" paper - it's very cool IRL. I can't decide if it's "done" yet or not - should I add something to the top of the card (I have some very pretty heart shaped eyelets - maybe one of those and some ribbon) to make it tag like so she knows to pull it out, or whether to leave it as is and just make sure the insert is visable amongst the lace - what do you think?
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19 comments:

Gina said...

I love it! the colors are great. I know what you mean about aging. Forty doesn't seem old at all now that it is getting closer and closer.

JazzyH said...

I love it.

Kim said...

Oh this is GREAT!!

Mary said...

Very sexy! I would love the pattern but the link you posted didn't work :(

Elizabeth said...

OMG Kay - I can relate to your GF. I turn 50 next week and just want it to go away! I am sure she will love the card and it will put a smile on her face. AND YES... I agree... 50 is the new 40. It is my Mantra!

laos348 said...

Very cool! I bet in person this looks absolutely gorgeous - it looks like it has some great texture.

DaDoodleDiva said...

This is really cute! Great design.

The Mama Monkey said...

This is so adorable! So, the tag goes into the corset, right? I think it would look great with a brad as you suggested. And if you have any black ribbon left you could tie that off so they can pull it out.

UKMUMINUS said...

OMG I love this card, now all I need is to find a reason to make one too.

Alisha said...

super cute! I love it!

peggysue said...

Well that really ought to make her smile! And as someone who is rapidly approaching 50 as well (ahem! not to name any names!) I can really appreciate it. So cute!

Sharon said...

This is awesome!! Yep....when I was 20, thought there was no way guys could look "good" when they were 40. Now that I'm 40...there are some decent looking guys, and the 20 year olds look like kids!

Colleen said...

That is a very cool card!!! I love the colors and the pink frill...is awesome!! TFS!

Holly said...

This is so sexy and cute (I hope that's OK to combine those too - why can't you be sexy and cute at the same time?!) Anyhoo - this is a fantastic card and your friend will just love it! I want to learn how to make one myself!!! (I imagine this might even work as a "suggestive sentiment" card for Valentines for my hubby next year...hmmmm)

~ j said...

perfect papers and ribbons for this card! she is sure to love it.

Jackie said...

That is too cool! I love the colors you used too...tfs!!!

Martha said...

so so cute!
love it!

Diane said...

Fun and cute!

Maria (Inky Stamper) said...

this is awesome - how whimsical!

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