Hello and thank you so much for visiting me! I haven't blogged for nearly a month so its fabulous to be back. It is my lovely Mum-in-Law, Sue's birthday today - here is the card I made for her. It is also the start of the wonderful Darnell's NBUS 12 Challenge so of course I had to join in with that!
The star of this card is the beautiful Big Butterfly 2 stamp from IndigoBlu! This is the first of my NBUS (never before used schtuff) items. I recently won it from IndigoBlu along with a bundle of other awesome stamps - thank you so much Kay and Alfie! My second NBUS item are the Angelina Fibres used to make the butterfly - I have had them for absolutely ages and its the first time I have opened the box they came in! I used three different colours and fused then together slightly before using black Archival ink to completely fuse them together with my iron on the stamp via greaseproof paper. I then fussy cut the butterfly out. The background is made using several different colours of Distress Inks, I can't remember exactly which ones but definitely Shaded Lilac. I added ink to my craft mat. spritzed with water, also spritzed the card as I wanted a delicate finish, then picked up the ink with the card and dried with my heat gun. I stamped all over the background using a crackle stamp from Sheena Douglass set Ageing Beautifully and Shaded Lilac Distress Ink. The Happy Birthday is a die from Spellbinders Sentiments 3 set, the flowers are by Impressions Obsession and I can't remember the make of the numbers die as its so old. I glued the base onto a purple card base then added everything else. The little yellow pearls are from my stash and I used clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen on the flowers, sentiment and numbers.
I would like to enter the following challenges:-
Darnell's NBUS 12 Challenge - Anything goes but use something never used before.
That's Crafty - Fly Away
Allsorts Challenge - Things with Wings.
Bizzy Becs - Anything Goes.
All fab challenges, worth stopping by and joining in!
Thank you again for visiting. I am hoping to be back again tomorrow with another post! Fingers crossed! Take care. Christine xxx