For my card I chose the line ' Words - Distressing - Flowers'. I started with the background which is a technique I spotted in one of the 365Scrap magazines. You stamp onto a layer of cardstock then cover it with another layer but tear back a small piece of the top layer to reveal the text below. I used Katzelkraft stamps for the bottom layer and the top layer is stamped using the Stampin' Up En Francais stamp. The corner stamps are Crafty Individuals and I've used Antique Linen and Scatted Straw DI to distress it.
The horizontal piece is also stamped with a Crafty Individuals stamp and I've double stamped it so the second image is slightly lighter than the first. The border punch is a Martha Stewart and the lace is from the lovely Linda's Zibbet Boutique and I've coloured it using Antique Linen Distress Stains. The centre panel is made with Katzelkraft stamps and I've stamped off the first ink and used the second stamp so the images are paler. I then stamped the flower, which is also a Katzelkraft stamp, and water coloured it with Distress Stains. The frame is made using a Nestability and I've cut it from thin chipboard painted it with acrylic paint, then a layer of Paper Artsy Crackle Glaze then another layer of white acrylic paint. Have I mentioned I love this stuff !
The butterfly is made using the mini butterfly TH die and has been stamped with the En Francais stamp and some pearls added to the centre. The flower is made using the TH Tattered Flowers die and cut from Crinoline coloured with DI and the brad in the centre is a Marah Johnson that I've aged with Alcohol Inks.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
- Sweet Stampin - Lots of layers
- Allsorts - Say it with Flowers
- Crazy 4 Challenges - Spring is in the air
- Pan Pastel Uk Challenge - Girly/ Mother's Day
I hope you get chance to join us in our Bingo challenge and look forward to seeing your projects !