LIVING ON THE EDGE--USE BORDER DIES.
If you've arrived here from Vicki's blog, you're headed in the right direction. If not and you'd like to be eligible to win our prize, you might want to start from the beginning. I've listed my teammates below. Don't forget to leave comments on each blog, as well as a comment on the Craft-Dee BowZ blog as your first stop. For the guidelines and prize information, please go here.
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I chose this adorable rubber stamped image from CandiBean with this cute little caterpillar and a sentiment from Lili of the Valley. As much as I love digital images, there's nothing nicer than holding a stamp in your hand, inking it and stamping. I was a rubber stamper LONG BEFORE digitals were available!
My border die is by Magnolia and is in dark magenta. I used the border die twice with one time being upside down and then put my aqua lace down the middle. It was then that I added the metal charms that are from my charm collection.
The pretty die cut frame around my image is by Spellbinders and the diecut around the sentiment is from the same set. The oval that I stamped my image on is a die by DieZyne Dies and I used my Cuttlebug to cut out all of my dies.
After coloring my image with Copics I added some Glossy Accents. On the polka dot scarf and the flowers at her feet, I sprinkled some extra fine glitter on the wet Glossy Accents. I have both the Copics and the Distress Inks but have yet to be happy with 'painting' my images. I get much better blending with the Copics.
My flowers are from I Am Roses. My tip for getting flowers to match your card: I took my Copic pen that I used to color my image, colored around the edges of my roses and then spritzed them with rubbing alcohol which caused the ink to run. Now I have flowers that are a perfect match for my card! The swirl die is by Joy! and I took my embossing pen (thank you, Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ!) and ran it around on the die cut swirl and then sprinkled ultra thick white embossing powder on it. I didn't want all white, nor did I want all aqua, so this gave me the texture and combination of color I was seeking. Those little green swirly thingys (a card maker's technical term) are the stems of my flowers. The white lace and pearls are from my abundant stash.
Time for you to hop over to Barbara's blog next and remember to leave a comment on each blog to be in the drawing.
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Ribbon girls, Artistic Inspirations, Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge, Craft Your Passion, Crafting from the Heart, Crafty Sentiments, Everybody Art, Loves Rubber Stamps, Love to Scrap, Little Miss Muffet, As You Like It, Inspiration Destination, Simply Papercrafts, Addicted to Stamps, Melonheadz Friends, Monday Morning Challenge, Not Just Cards, Crazy Challenge, Crafty Creations, Fan-tastic Tuesday, Top Tip Tuesday (3 pearls), Pinspirational, Cuttlebugmania, My Craft Creations, Wonderful Wednesday Challenge, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Emerald Faeries, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Cardmania Challenge, Crafts Galore Encore, Mema's Crafts, The Sisters of Craft, Noor Design, One Crazy Stamper, Die Cut Divas, Crafty Calendar, Craft for the Craic, Whoopsi Daisy, The Paper Nest Dolls, Party Time Tuesdays, I Am Roses, Creatalicious Challenge, Di's Digi Designs