This months challenges...
I had so much fun creating this shabby chic birthday card for my daughter's 12th birthday. For the base of the card I used kraft cardstock and papers from the Prima Princess Collection. I distressed the edges and inked in Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink. I pleated the top layer of paper and layered lace trim under it.
For the Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge I sprayed the background with Kissin' Kenickie Coral
mixed with Clam Bake Beige, and then some of the C'est la vie Cerise Flat Fabio. I mixed modeling paste with a couple sprays of C'est la vie Cerise and used the Dylusions Alphabet Border stencil. I also used C'est la vie Cerise Embossing Powder on my chippy.
For the Creative Embellishment challenge I needed to use a flourish and I knew I wanted to use this beautiful butterfly from the Flourish Butterfly Set 2 for my card. The mood board felt like Spring to me and my eye was drawn to the butterflies and flowers. I embossed the chippy with the C'est la vie Cerise powder and then finished it off with 4 pearls. Wow! This butterfly is beautiful!! I love all the intricate details in it!
The Butterfly chippy is layered on top of tulle, a doily that has been sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Clam Bake Beige and then adorned with Wild Orchid Crafts flowers. To finish off the card I dry brushed everything with some gesso and Diamond Stickles.
I tucked my sentiment under the butterfly and above my pleated area which I topped off with a flat back pearl from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Thank you for looking~Melissa