Hi everyone! How’s the weather where you are? We’re in Colorado and our days are getting warmer but haven’t gotten too hot yet! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Our new challenge launched this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m tickled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #146 – No Rulz 4! This is the fourth year in a row that we’ve hosted a ‘no rules’ challenge where our participants don’t have to follow ANY rules! We don’t have many rules anyway, but it’s fun to allow everybody to let their hair down, lol! I created a birthday card and actually busted out another NBUS (never before used schtuff) rubber stamp that I’ve owned for at least 5 years, maybe longer, and had never even pulled the backing off the cling! Sure glad I did because this little fairy is the absolute cutest! ;)
I cut a standard A2 top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with a layering panel from CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock and dotted and striped panels to create the background, and then applied a strip of glitter washi tape at the seam. I stamped Sweetie on Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock in black ink and colored her skin with alcohol markers and the rest of the image with Karin Brushmarkers. OMGoodness, these brushmarkers are dreamy and I LOVE the way they color! I’m going to learn to watercolor with them next! I cut the image with a stitched mini scallop die and adhered it to a flourish cut from CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, cutting the right side off so it was even with the layers. I stamped the sentiment in teal ink at the bottom and added three small iridescent gemstones for a little interest.
I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with leftover pieces of the dotted and striped paper used on the front, stamped the sentiment in teal ink and layered the panel on CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock.
And one more look… totally smitten with this design! And such a super cute image!
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, Darice Dots and Stripes 6×6 paper
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Sweetie rubber stamp, C.C. Designs Birthdays rubber stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Karin Brushmarker Pro 72 Marker Mega Box– Pale Orange, Cool Aqua, Ocean Teal, Magenta, Cerise, Olive Green, Apple, Curry; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- FS9, FS3; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, Stampin’ Up Island Indigo ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX die, Cherry Lynn Italian Flourish die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Eyelet Outlet Glitter Dot Washi Tape, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice iridescent gemstones
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this sweet birthday card and will link up with us this month! Create literally anything your heart desires as long as it’s decent (we are a family-oriented blog)! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)