I chose to use the Sale-a-bration stamp set that has become a firm favourite of mine - Fresh Vintage. What a bargain for all those customers that got it for free! (There is still a week left of the promotion so if you're kicking yourself for not getting hold of it, do email me or give me a call as soon as possible!)
I wanted a suspicion of warm, scented evenings about the floral design and I used glitter and rhinestones for a touch of luxury - although I've not been very successful at capturing that on camera today! I started the design with this lovely background strip stamp that's part of the Fresh Vintage set and stamped the birthday sentiment from Sincere Salutations over the top.
The rubber of the stamp was coloured with my markers to create a multi-coloured image for the floral design and I repeated this several times. I defined the plants with my markers, creating shadows, and added to the 3D effect by stamping three of the large flower, cutting them out and popping them up with dimensionals. Sponging the edges of the floral panel with a sponge dauber helps it to pop against the Pool Party card base too.
Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Fresh Vintage (sale-a-bration freebie), Sincere Salutations
Ink: Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry, Concord Crush
Card stock: Pool Party, Whisper White
Other: Markers, Basic Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, paper snips, sponge daubers, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
As part of the Sale-a-bration promotion, here until 31st March, you can choose a free stamp set or set of papers with EVERY £45 you spend. Click here to see all the fabulous Sale-a-bration freebies.
I love weekends like this: My husband, who works at home during the week, likes to get out and about on a Saturday morning so I stay at home, crafting in the living room while hundreds of lovely boys career around the house (my boys have friends over!) and my daughter, who is a more restful creature, curls up on the sofa tapping away on her laptop. While I was making this card I muttered "Now, where did I put my Dazzling Diamonds?" My daughter glanced up. "Isn't it imported directly from Fairyland Mummy?!" she said. She has a very sarcastic sense of humour and I'm sure I don't know where she gets it from!
I'll be back on Monday with a male card for Masculine Monday and it would be great if you came to visit.