Once again, I've been playing with my Distress Markers, a detail water brush, and some watercolor paper. I love Tim's blueprint stamps. I used some glitter paint pens to add some hand painted borders around each stamped image. I then used a square Die from Sizzix to cut out the images (ok ... the "present" image is a little off-center, but at least I didn't have to cut the squares by hand). The fun part came when I started searching for some coordinating paper from my stash to put in the background of my card. I found paper that I don't remember buying (sigh ... confessions of a hoarder!) After that, I went through my stash and found some ribbon, gems and other embellishments. I completed the card with some punched stars from extra paper (outlined with Distress Markers and adhered with foam dots and squares to add more dimension to the card) and a fussy cut stamped "party" that I colored with Distress Markers. Voila! A birthday card.
So, to celebrate the completion of this project, I am entering it in the "A is for ..." Challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (since 'At Last' I finished this card) and Claudia's "No More Shopping Sins" Challenge at Our Creative Corner (since I managed to finish the card using forgotten paper along with many other items from my stash and without committing another shopping sin). Thanks to all the wonderful challenges and their Design Team members who continue to inspire us to create :)
And now if I can just finish my sister-in-law's birthday gift. Alas, that must be the topic of a later post. Happy creating to you all and thanks for stopping by. -- Mary Elizabeth