I seem to be into purple and orange at the moment, don't know what the story is but a couple of weeks ago all my cards seemed to be blue and yellow (must be a mood thing!!!!!) For this card I coloured the girl skater and fussy cut her. The background had me a bit stuck, pattern paper was not working, flowers really didn't work with this image, plain/embossed paper looked flat. In the end I cut the right side of the card so the digi would fit nicely but add a bit of dimension instead of a plain square card. That certainly helped, then I designed my own backing paper using an image of a skate park. It was great fun playing around with some of the effects you can get in design software and I found an effect which I thought was great, you can see the skate park but there is not so much information that the digi gets lost in it. Next was the sentiment topper which I printed and then using my Black Cat cut around and also created a shadow layer in the darker purple colour. This was mounted to the card with foam tape along with the digi. To finish off and just a a teeny bit of bling I added three orange crystals. The inside of the card was lined in a slightly mottled paper which I had in my stash, super lucky as the colour was just perfect. Isn't it such a great feeling when you find something in your stash that you have hung onto 'just in case' finds the perfect use, I do :)
- Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 98 'Girls and boys come out to play'