I decided to use this opportunity to make the first of 4 18th birthday cards for my youngest niece. I can't believe she'll be 18 ! I can still remember her as a baby like it was yesterday !
I'm rather hooked on stamping onto fabric at the moment so I decided to stamp the corset onto Crinoline and then I painted it using Distress Markers. I stamped the flourish onto Crinoline too and painted it again with Distress Markers. For the background panel I used Victorian Velvet Distress Stains, then I stamped the text stamp from the Tim Holtz French Marketplace set in different directions, heat set it and then went over the top with Picket Fence Distress Stains. It gives a lovely muted, chalky finish. For the side panel I used the Suchard stamp from the same set and used the same Distress Stains.
The panels for the numbers are small off cuts left over from the side panel. The cage is made using the Darkroom Door Birds stamp set which I've stamped onto shrink plastic, I punched the holes for the pearls before shrinking it and then sewed the pearls onto the cage. The tickets are stamped using the Tim Holtz Odds & Ends stamp set and I've gone around the edge using a Distress Marker watered down on my craft sheet.
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge.
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
- Moving along with the Times - Happy birthday
- Stampin for the Weekend - Show us your style (mine is definitely shabby, vintage, distressed)
- Charisma Cardz - Anything goes