Saturday 2 January 2016

ColourQ 322

This week's challenge at Colour Q is beautiful. I love the beach associations of Coastal Cabana and the hint of luxury from the gold. Very summer and very celebratory!

I was originally thinking New Year card, but that's been and gone, and New Year is a birthday time in our house so it's ended up a birthday card.

I used a stamp set that's been on my NBUS pile for a month or two now, Dotty Angles. Wow - it's a great set and I think I'll be using it a lot more! I've used it in here firstly in Coastal Cabana, then the same stamped off and finally again gold embossed. It layers up so well. I like the way it looks a bit like confetti, or floating balloons, and gives a really festive feel to the card.

The die-cut 'celebrate' is layered in black then the top gold-foil layer is slightly off-set to give a shadow effect.

Delighted to have this card named as a Colour Courtier at Colour Q.

Card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Gold foil
Stamps: SU Dotty Angles, W&W Big, Bold and Party
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Tuxedo Black, versamark
Other: gold embossing powder, W&W Big Bold and Party dies, dimensionals, Coastal Cabana thick baker's twine, Gold cord trim.


  1. Oh and aqua polka die for!!! Love this design! Happy New Year! Thanks for playing along with ColourQ!

  2. This is gorgeous! The gold 'celebrate' really pops off the card and the dots at the top look so festive.

  3. Gorgeous! Love the gold embossing...very festive birthday card! Thank you for playing the CQC with us! Happy New Year to you!

  4. Festive and very pretty! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!