40 and Fabulous

I hope you like this card today . . . I am really proud of the way it turned out.  It is a 40th birthday card for my sister-in-law.  She is just a couple of weeks younger than me, so she is also hitting that milestone of 40 this year, and I wanted to make her a card that was fabulous.

I used my Forever Young Cricut cartridge and cut the image of the woman on this page out of black paper, and then her dress out of a red and white printed paper.

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Then I cut the word fabulous out of white paper and did the shadow cut of that in red.

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Now is where it really got fun!  I took a piece of black paper and ran it through my Cuttlebug with a snake skin pattern from the Animal Print set.  I wanted the cut of the woman to really stand out, so I cut a piece of white paper and ran that through my Cuttlebug with the D’vine Swirls embossing plate.  For even more pop, I backed this with some red paper.  I cut the numbers 4 0 out of two shades of red with my Calligraphy Collection cartridge using the main base cut and the shadow cut.

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Add some silver paper with shiny swirls and put all of the pieces together and this is how it looked


What do you think?  I really like the paper I used for the dress.  I think the scale of the pattern really works for a dress . . . heck, if I could find fabric in this pattern I think I would be making a dress like this.  I think I  bought it at Archiver’s.  It is by gcd studios and the pattern is called Small Dots, and I did find it online . . . the picture online is NOT very good, but I can tell it is the same paper.  HERE is a link.

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