It's time for the next challenge over at The Fashionable Stamping Challenge and the lovely Yvonne had chosen Home Sweet Home. This challenge is really well timed for me as I have 4 new home cards to make at the moment, so here's the first !
I wanted to use bright colours for this card as it's for my one of my niece's and she's definitely not a pastel kind of girl ! I used Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade DI for the background. I stamped the large flower with Spiced Marmalade and the smaller one with Peacock Feathers and used a little Brushed Corduroy around the edge. I've used a Darkroom Door stamp set for the centre panel and stamped it lots of times in different directions and then blended Peacock Feathers and Ripe Persimmon DI over it. I did a little spritz and flick and then mounted it onto some black card.
The house shape is cut using the Tim Holtz Artful Dwellings die and I've embossed it with the Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes EF. The numbers are cut using the Vintage Market die and I've used Metallic Distress Stains to colour them. The centre panel is stamped with another Darkroom Door stamp and I've cut it out using a Nestability. The crocheted lace is by May Arts and the ribbon is seam binding, which has been dyed using Peacock Feathers re-inker. I stamped the house, which is also from the Darkroom Door set, with black Stazon onto shrink plastic and attached it to the bow with a small link ring.
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to the main blog and check out the rest of the DT's fantastic work.
I am entering this card in to The Artistic Stamper challenge which is Anything Goes.
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