I got to play with new Daisy & Dandelion stamps and cutting dies with this peach birthday card which was inspired by the sketch over at the Paper Craft Crew Challenge, where last week I received an honourable mention in their top picks – thank you!
I will also be entering this into the ‘work, rest and play’ Cutie Pie Challenge and the ‘anything goes’ challenge over at Inspiration Destination.
I’m not sure how other crafters handle sketches and challenge themes, but I have a notebook that I write the challenges in and take this to my craft desk to make my cards. Well today it seems my notebook sketch wasn’t quite as accurate as I would have liked and I seem to have migrated the stamped image – hopefully this will still count.
I started with a Daisy & Dandelion clear stamp using a brilliance dew drop ink pad in pearl beige, which I then water coloured in using the same ink pad, as well as pearlescent orchid and pearlescent sky blue. Using the round and scalloped circle dies I die cut the mat and layer for this. This was added on top of a DCWV mat which has a lovely texture – I’m not sure if you can see it, but it has glitter over most of the pattern.
Then I used a mini Xcut die for the bunting in the top corner. The other border is a border tape which I mounted on peach card and cut around the edge. The raffia ribbon is by Forget-me-not and I picked this up from the Works here in the UK as a set with other pastel colours, which I am looking forward to using.
The sentiment is a sticker which I believe was from a DCWV set, which had a square border, and I cut around the scallops by hand to match the scallops on the circle, to complete the card.
The best thing about this card was when I showed it to my husband Simon he reached out to touch the bear as he thought it looked furry! When I was a child we had a large painting of a leopard where the black spots were raised and furry, and the pearlescent beige has a sheen that reminds me of these kind of paintings (although I’m not sure if you can see this through the photo). I also haven’t seen one of those style of pictures in a long time, so it could have been an 80’s fad!