I decided to make a bright and cheerful birthday card - here it is:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Compact Sentiments, Dainty Doilies 2 Small, Happy Hello Thanks
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Archival - Jet Black; Stampin' Up! - Melon Mambo
Dies: Waltzingmouse - Picot Panel
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Pumpkin Pie; SU DP - Daffodil Delight; Copic Markers; Glitter
I used a couple of other challenges in the making of this card. I used the colours from Colour Throwdown - CTD#308 (they are just fab) and I used the layout from Freshly Mades Sketches - FMS#152. I decided to play with the new Picot Panel die and make the sentiment the main focus of the card. I cut the backing panel in orange and used Claire's tip to make sure that the frame stayed attached. Then I die cut a piece of yellow design paper and stamped the sentiment in the centre. I didn't keep any of the little orange or yellow dots, instead I filled the holes with pink glitter (which you can just about see in the photo) - it adheres to the cellotape on the back of the orange mat layer. I made the horizontal panel using the same colours, but a different design paper. I felt the card was a bit bare so I added the lovely lace doily above the horizontal panel and coloured it with Copic markers. On the inside I cut a mat layer of yellow design paper and on the white panel I added sme fancy corners, coloured to match the front of the card and stamped a bold sentiment. I used the new Happy Hello Thanks set - love the font. I stamped the big happy once and then again slightly offset to create a shadow and then added the birthday. Done!
For this challenge we are joined by our special Guest Designer - Jeanne Jachna (A Kept Life). Like Tara and I, Jeanne is a big Waltzingmouse Stamps fan as well as being on Claire's Design Team. Jeanne is offering a fabulous prize for the winner of this challenge - a set of Fine Feathers stamps AND the matching dies!!! How great is that?
Don't forget to visit Tara and Jeanne for more inspiration cards. Just a quick reminder that your project MUST include at least one Waltzingmouse stamp, sentiment or digi image (or freebie). You have until Thursday 18th September 10.00pm GMT (6.00pm EDT) to submit your creations. If you know other Waltzingmouse fans - tell them about the challenge - have fun!!! See you soon.