I made this card, not sure what i think of it yet. I created this in mind with the sketch challenge at Clare Curd's Signature Range Blog, the three colours challenge at docrafts and the round / round challenge at Daisy and Dandelion Challenge blog. I had created Mixie to go on as a topper from the CCSR Range (combination of the two girls in the Stamping Chic Party Set), however i decided i would use some of the stamps i have from the Daisy and Dandelion range which hasnt seen ink yet. Only because i thought i would be cuter! I nearly adapted this card for the brown and blue challenge at the Stampin Chic blog, but the blue buttons, blue gem stones, blue hat and cake - didnt look right to me. So i stuck with the brown.
When i saw the challenge a couple of weeks back at Stampin Chic to create your own background, i thought this was easy again with the stamps. However, after seeing all the design teams card who did just that. I wanted to do something. So i went to my local craft shop and bought this paisley stencil. I created this background, with this stencil, highlighted the raised areas with shimmer chalks. However i was getting all shimmered too, so i fixed it with a bottle of fixative spray.
I layered this onto brown paper which has a gold shimmer to it, i tored the edges using docrafts new Victorian ruler. I do like this one as it appears more of a natural edge to it. My first attempt at ripping.
I had a bit of brown paper left and therefore, i tore the edges of that, and created that as the stripe in the middle. I added three gem stones, three buttons. Then added the sentiment stamp at the bottom using cat eye chalk inks.
I used Daisy and Dandelion Birthday Collection Stamp Set from Glitterpot for the main image.
Square Cream Card Blank
Brown Card Stock
Adhesive 3mm stones
Daisy and Dandelion Birthday Collection Stamp Set
Chalk cat eyes