Note: After I made this card, I thought it looked a bit too "Halloween-y" because of the colors. I was going for more of a "bright, cheerful" look, so hopefully the recipient will think it looks more cheerful and less like Halloween.
The card design is from Friday Sketch Challenge #48, although I turned the sketch into a gate fold card (I thought it was perfect for this style of card).
And it worked out great because Twist of Faith's challenge #46 this week is to create a Gate Fold Card.
Melonheadz Friends challenge this week is to use lots of circles--so I did. Two of the DPs have circles in them. I die-cut and punched circles. I even embossed the sentiment mattes with the Swiss Dot embossing folder. I added a portion of a white circle to the inside so I could write a note. And I added a button and two pearls (more on them later).
The sentiment and Ink (Wild Wasabi) are from Stampin' Up!
The DP are digi-papers from Doodle Pantry: Black Eyed Susan (inside) and Happy Birdie (front and small strip on the inside).
So, about the pearls. I didn't have any green or orange pearls or rhinestones that were bright enough for this card. So I grabbed an orange Sharpie marker and colored two white pearls. Yup, they are "Sharpie-pearls." I was very pleased with the way they turned out. I found a green button, so decided to use the button with an orange and green twine knot at the top of the pearls.
All in all, I'm happy with this card - - and, yes, I'm leaning more toward "bright and cheerful".
I'm also entering this card in the following challenge: