My card has been made for my son's aunty who lives in the US and she is celebrating her birthday on 1st April, so I thought these colours would make a bright and beautiful card.
I started off with a pale cream pearl card base, over which I laid a leaf mask and I sprayed this with Cosmic Shimmer mist in Golden Mint. It is actually a bit brighter in real life and has a wonderful shimmer. I stamped the spotty frame from Waltzingmouse's Labels 18 set onto plain white card; using Versamark and Memento Rhubarb Stalk - and then heat embossed with clear powder to give a lovely shine. I cut the shape out with Labels 18 nestie (which I got this week as a present from my Mum, did I mention that she's wonderful?) and colour tinted it with antique linen distress ink. I addded a clean and simple birthday greeting with some flourishes above and below. The roses are from another Waltzingmouse set that I adore and are coloured with Promarkers. I coloured each petal with crismon all over, then used the blender pen to remove some of the colour and finally went over with lime zest. The centre of the rose was also coloured with lime zest. The rose bud and bloom are both raised with dimensional pads.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Very Vintage Labels No 18, Roses in Bloom, Fancy Phrases
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk; Distress - Antique Linen
Spellbinders: Labels 18 (S4-310) die #4
Promarkers: Crimson, Bright Green, Lime Zest, Blender Pen
Accessories: Creative Expressions - Leaves Mica Mask; Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Golden Mint,
Don't forget to check the inspiration cards from the rest of the design team and our Guest Designer, Deb Hickman. Edited to add, that it's Deb's last week as our Guest Designer - thanks for sharing your wonderful creations with us.
Deb Hickman - Guest Designer
Full details of the challenge can be found here - don't forget, if you're posting in an on-line gallery to use the keyword CR84FN. That's all for today. I plan to spend a few hours in my craft room today - I have to do quite a bit of tidying and putting away my lovely new nesties - Labels 18 - 21 as well as the lovely pennants - which I hope to show you later this week. I look forward to seeing your cards - have fun!!