Saturday, January 4, 2014
The next two-week challenge starts today at Sugar Creek Hollow and in honour of the start of another year, we are calling it Something New. We want to see vintage oir shabby chic projects that utilize something new to you. This could be a new craft supply or a new technique you have learned or you could even celebrate the New Year..
I have created this card featuring my new Birthday Blueprint stamp from Tim Holtz. My daughter's birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks (and I am not sharing how old she is going to be because then you can figure out that I am old - lol) so I have made this for her. I took this photo on Thursday and since it was snowing (and -28C) it was difficult to get a great photo but it does look good in real life so I think she will like it.
The card blank is some Recollections card stock and the background paper is from my scrap box. I added a panel of handmade paper that I picked up at Dollarama and then a strip of striped patterned paper from Raspberry Road that I edged with the deco edge punch by Martha Stewart.
I used Archival Ink from Ranger to stamp the image twice and then fussy cut around the cupcake. The cupcake was coloured with Prismacolors and blended with Gotrick OMS. I highlighted the flame and the icing with a gold Sakura pen and a little gold Stickles by Ranger.
The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Simple Sayings set and the flower is mixture of flowers from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts. The doily and cupcake panel have been chalked with Mungyo chalk pastels and some gems from Michaels were added to finish the card off.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
A Creative Romance - Something New
Stempelsonnen - Anything Goes (with stamp as focal point)
Charismacardz - Birthdays
Simon Says Stamp - Something New
Crafty Sentiments - Birthdays
Cuttin and Stampin - Anything Goes with Something New