Hi friends. Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend. I have something different for you today. I did a card specifically for a challenge. Go figure!
I actually am never really able to do that because I have to work way ahead because I have limited time in my craft room, but when I saw the Silhouette themed challenge up on the Double ‘D’ Challenge blog, I had the PERFECT image to use and I just had to go for it. Of course that meant last minute scrambling to get it done in time, but I did. So proud of myself!!
This also isn’t my usual style, but I’m pleased with the results. I created my background paper while playing around with my Distress Oxide Ink Pad Set. I would list the colors I used, but it was one of those ‘don’t know when to stop’ deals, and I pretty much used all the browns, pinks and a little red. It doesn’t show up as well as I’d like in the photos, but the background is a bit of a mottled brown. I did spritz it and dry it with my Heat It Craft Tool several times while building layers of color. I’m still in the playing stage with these fun new inks. I used the same paper with a little more pink ink added for every other layer in my roses along with solid brown cardstock that I inked a little with an old script stamp using worn lipstick Distress Oxide Ink.
I also want to give a shout out to ‘stampoutonline’ on Etsy where I got my cool new ‘Handmade by’ stamp. I just love the cool font they used. They have lots of great style options and their customer service is top notch, so if you need a custom stamp, stop over and take a look. Tell ’em Bonnie from Make Time to Craft sent you over. (I have no affiliation with them, I’m just really pleased with my order and the service I received.)My bi-color bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using Coral Rose and Turftan Brown Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I also ran a piece of Coral Rose Checkerboard Satin Ribbon across the middle of the card under the image.
For a video tutorial on how I made this pretty bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Double ‘D’ Challenges – Silhouette
613 Avenue Create #196 – Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges #82 – Flowers w/optional twist of ‘kissing’
Crafty Creations #340 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #120 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #127 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge #20 – Petal Power
Crafting from the Heart #156 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams – April Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle #236 – Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #4 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore – Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds #25 – Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles – Ribbon and flowers
Eclectic Ellapu – Shabby Chic or Vintage
Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with dies
A Vintage Journey – The Magic of Three
Crafting with Friends #42 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #368 – Anything Goes with Twist of no designer paper
Fussy and Fancy #186 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #186 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #46 – Anything Goes
Ribbon: Really Reasonble Ribbon
Digital Image: Cobra Graphics Vintage Silhouettes
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs FRM153 Quatrefoil A2 Frame 1, M7 Oval Classic Stacker Layers Small Silver, XM7 Oval Die, B435 Tea Rose Small, B436 Tea Rose Medium, B387 Tiny Fanciful Flourish Right & Left
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Distress Oxide Ink Pads Set
small spray bottle
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Adhesives: Stick It Adhesive Sheets, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, E6000
Natural Mulberry paper
stylus and foam pad for shaping flower petals