Obviously, my card is directly inspired by the photo. No one could possibly mistake it. I layered white, black, and chartreuse mats just like the stack of plates in the photo. I used my Background Basics: Geometric stamp set to create the patterned background. (note to self: must add the gingham set to my wish list) I cut a beaded chartreuse circle using my Spellbinders dies and added a circle of black underneath to fill the little triangles. It echoes that diamond print plate just a bit and helps the layer pop. Then I simply stamped some chartreuse grass on the white circle using Honey Bees and stamped my sentiment in black over top.
I love the clean, contemporary result! I envisioned this as a graduation card originally, but it would work for any important milestone. I'm immensely proud of this card. It turned out exactly the way I hoped. My oldest son graduates from high school in two weeks and the quote captures my feelings right now.
"This moment contains all moments." C.S. Lewis
All moments. Eighteen years of individual moments. Accumulated moment by moment to create this life-changing moment. How could I possibly say it better?
Stamps: Background Basics: Geometric; Honey Bees; Remember (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: White, True Black, Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Misc: Beaded Circles die, Standard Circles dies (Spellbinders)