I made this card with the inspiration provided by two very popular challenge sites. My friend Sandi came up with the inspiration colors of blue/green, chocolate brown, tan and cream for the Play Date Cafe Challenge. Sandi used whimsy and humor with these very elegant colors in her challenge card, so I decided to be a bit whimsical yet elegant myself.
The challenge inspiration at Just Us Girls (JUGS) called for some dry embossing and to make it a Birthday card, celebrating team member Dana's birthday, I hope you had a good birthday.
Now for my own personal inspiration, I found this little booklet tucked inside one of my Grandmothers old cookbooks. I wonder how many times she pulled it out to admire all the beautiful dresses. I collect old and antique cookbooks because I love to reading them, and cooking the recipes. It's a great way to get a glimpse into the lives of the women of that era. This advertising ephemera has 6 ladies in different dresses all advertising the Paragon Broadcloth dresses for 1 dollar each! The Wonder Store must have been Wonderful! Beautiful dresses for 1 dollar! I added the aged tan order blank, and stamped Happy Birthday in chocolate brown on it. Wouldn't Dana just love to get one of these dresses for 1 dollar for her birthday? I used Stampin Up ivory, and chocolate brown. The blue/green dp is K &Company Brenda Walton "Mira". I dry embossed the chocolate brown cs with a Sizzix Texture plate, and the dp was dry embossed with Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder. Happy Birthday stamp is from Warmest Regards. I hope you enjoy this, I had fun making it! Thanks for looking. ~Diane
Whoo Hoo! This card was chosen for the Fab 4 at Play Date Cafe!