Happy Birthday

Hi everyone! Happy Fri-YAY – hope you’ve had a great week! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’m thrilled to be one of the Featured Designers! I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Angie’s Variety Store is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for your chance to win a prize! This is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by none other than yours truly, lol:

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I’ve been busy creating the first six sketches this year for the Stick It Down card team and I’ve had a blast! Using this month’s sketch, I created a pretty birthday card in shades of purple with pops of green. Green and purple have been one of my most favorite color combos for a long time.

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I used Grass Cloth cardstock for the background which yields some beautiful texture and a strip of Lozzy’s pretty digital paper down the left side. The focal image, cut with a stitched circle die, features paper piecing of a pretty stamped floral image along with some background stamping using stamps from the same set. I stamped the sentiment, from a different stamp set, in dark purple ink and embellished the strip with Sprinkles. I finished the front with some Crystal Drops.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, and stamped the sentiment in dark purple ink.

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One more look… I’m so smitten! Such a pretty design in gorgeous colors!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: May Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2020 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock, Marco’s Wild Pansy Grass Cloth cardstock, Stampin’ Up Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive cardstock, Lozzy Star Splash Mixed Media digital paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Butterfly Basics and Designer Tee stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum and Old Olive ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Nuvo English Mustard and Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops, Doodlebug Design Sprinkles Lilac Assortment

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Angie’s Variety Store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone! Enjoying some quiet time here on the sofa this evening with the hubs kicked back snoring in my left ear, lol! I’m back with another card I created this afternoon for The Outlawz Challenges. This beauty is for the new Crash Your Stash Challenge where the challenge this month is to use Ribbon from our stash. Lemon Shortbread is our sponsor and I’ve used her absolutely stunning Flowers Curls Girl digital image to create a birthday card.

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I started with muted mint, green and pink digital background papers, and then as I colored the image, the colors got brighter and brighter, so I pulled it all together with the checkered ribbon. I printed the digital sentiment, trimmed it and added it to the bottom right. I finished off the front with some hot pink glittered gumdrops.

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I printed the inside sentiment, trimmed the panel and embellished it with the digital papers used on the front.

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And one more look… really loving how this came together! What a gorgeous image! ;)

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I’d love to enter this card into these additional challenges:
A Place To Start: April Challenge – Use Ribbons and/or Bows
Not Just Cards Challenges: April Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #249 – Aud Sentiment’s 10th Birthday
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #118 – Anything Goes
The Crafter’s Cafe: #240 – Flowers
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Happy Birthday or Fun Fold or Both
WordArt Wednesday: Weeks #436/437 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar white cardstock, Polkadoodles digital papers
Stamps: Lemon Shortbread Flowers Curls Girl digital image, Polkadoodles digital sentiments
Ink: Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- FS3, FS9, EB1, EB2; Bic Mark-It ultra fine markers- Sunset Orange, Yellow Blaze, Margarita Green, Fandango Pink; Sharpie fine point- Orange; Faber-Castell pitt artist pen- May Green; Posca white paint pen, Memento Tuxedo Black marker, Sakura white Gelly Roll pen, Pentel Slicci Gold pen
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Studios Blackbird checkered ribbon, YNS Pink Glittered Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Birthday

2/29/20 Spotlight Winner at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!

Hi friends! Hope your week is off to a great start! I’m delighted to be back on the ScraPerfect Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! First order of business is to let you know that this post contains affiliate links. I have a fun project to share – a pretty birthday card featuring a CAS panel popped up on colored foam!

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I created the card base and trimmed down the background panel. I stamped and heat embossed the floral swag image and used the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to clean the speckles of embossing powder from my desk… *sigh* I can’t ever heat emboss without this happening. I colored the image with bright markers and put it off to the side while I trimmed the teal-colored foam to go behind the background panel and the inside panels. I adhered the focal image to the foam with Best Glue Ever and a No-Clog Writing Cap. I let the glue dry to a clear state so it was good and tacky. This ensures a good bond. I added three Gold ‘n Pearls using Embellie Gellie. I love Embellie Gellie – just mold a small ball on the end of the stick to aid in the placement of your embellishments. Use a small bit for tiny embellishments and a slightly larger bit for larger embellishments. There’s just enough ‘tack’ to pick up the embellishments which release easily onto your project. And these Gold ‘n Pearls are my new favorite – they look so elegant and come in gorgeous colors!

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I embellished the inside panel with a strip of teal cardstock, stamped the inside sentiment and layered the panel on the teal cardstock.

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And one more look… I couldn’t be happier with how this turned out! And I need more birthday cards in my stash! ;)

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
AAA Cards #159 – One Corner + optional Love Those Older Supplies (markers & foam)

A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #02-2020 – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog: #560 – Make It Girly
Aud Sentiments: #245 – Anything Goes + Sentiment
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #298 – February Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers: #251 – Embossing
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: Gemstones/Pearls
Creative Moments: #185 – Anything Goes with optional For The Girls
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie: #136 – photo inspiration

Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: #8 – Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks Challenge: #495 – Clean And Simple
My Time To Craft: #426 – No Digis Allowed
Not Just Cards Challenges: February Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #02 – February Anything Goes

ScraPerfect products used:
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Caps
Perfect Cleaning Cloth
Wheels of Embellies (Gold ‘n Pearls used here)
Embellie Gellie

Additional products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Bermuda Bay cardstock
Stamps: Spellbinders Flowers Swag 2 rubber stamp, The Cat’s Pajamas Simply Stacked Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark; Bic Mark-It markers- Margarita Green, Key Lime, Forest Green, Hot Aqua, Rambunctious Red, Fandango Pink, Summer Melon, Sunset Orange, Deep Sea blue
Accessories:  Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Darice teal Foamies foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome ScraPerfect products, and be sure to follow the ScraPerfect Blog so you get all the inspiration, tips and tricks delivered right to your Inbox! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Birthday

Hi friends! Happy Saturday! I’m delighted to be back on the ScraPerfect Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! First order of business is to let you know that this post contains affiliate links. I have a fun project to share – an absolutely adorable birthday card that’s fairly simple but packs a powerful punch!

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This is a bi-level card base, meaning the front flap is cut slightly shorter than the back. I colored the digital image with Prismacolor pencils and cut it with a stitched oval die, then adhered it to a stitched mini scallop oval die cut with Best Glue Ever and a No-Clog Writing Cap. I adhered both oval die cuts to the front of the card base with Best Glue Ever. I picked out five paper flowers that I wanted to use and applied Best Glue Ever to the backs of each. I let them dry to a clear state so they were nice and tacky, and then applied them to the front of the card. This is some pretty amazing glue. It always remains tacky, and letting it dry clear will ensure a superb bond. These flowers aren’t going anywhere. ;)

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I used Embellie Gellie to place the tiny white flat-back pearls in the upper left and lower right corners. This is also some pretty amazing stuff. Just mold a little ball on the end of the stick and without fail, it aids in the placement of your embellishments. Use a small ball for tiny embellishments and a slightly larger ball for larger embellishments. There’s just enough tack to pick up the embellishments and which easily release onto your project.

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I embellished the inside with coordinating digital papers and cardstock, along with a digital sentiment cut with a stitched rectangle die. As mentioned earlier, the back flap of the card base is slightly longer than the front, so the main birthday sentiment strip will be visible when the card is closed.

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One more look… super happy with how this turned out! I don’t use paper flowers very often anymore but I really love how they look. I might just have to re-think that… ;)

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ScraPerfect products used:
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Cap
Embellie Gellie

Additional products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle (Paper Heaven 1 and Plain Janes digital papers)
Stamps: Big Bunch Winnie Celebrations 1 digital image, Winnie Celebrations 1 & 2 Sentiments
Ink: White Sharpie paint marker, Pentel Slicci Pink Metallic pen
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangles STAX die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Oval STAX die
Accessories:  Prismacolor pencils- Pink, Process Red, Crimson Red, Light Cerulean Blue, Apple Green, Light Umber, Yellow Ochre, Aquamarine, White, Cream, Peach, Light Peach; Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers, Darice white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome ScraPerfect products, and be sure to follow the ScraPerfect Blog so you get all the inspiration, tips and tricks delivered right to your Inbox! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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Hello, crafty peeps! I have a special kind of project to share with you today, a card I created for the Scrapping4fun Challenges Guest Designer Challenge! Anyone who was a guest designer for Scrapping4fun Challenges this year has been invited to participate. We were allowed to choose our own theme as long as we follow this sketch:

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I love sketches and pretty much followed this one to a ‘T’ (as I usually do) and created a pretty birthday card using five coordinating papers from the BasicGrey Marjolaine paper pad. I also used some silver foil and glitter Washi.

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I used a variety of dies to achieve the elements in the sketch, along with Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and leaf charm, and a little bit of bling.

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I embellished the inside with leftover strips of paper used on the front, and stamped the sentiment in black ink. The front and inside sentiments are from Inspired by Stamping.

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And here’s one more peek… I really love how this turned out! And that sketch is pure awesomeness! ;)

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Proud to enter this birthday card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #106 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – December Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: December Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: December Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1950 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #23 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, BasicGrey Marjolaine paper pad, DCWV Washi Basics
Stamps: Inspired by Stamping Little Phrases stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Small dies, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Small dies, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies
Accessories: Wild Orchid Flowers paper flowers and leaf charm, Darice tiny iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card created for the Scrapping4fun Challenges Guest Designer Challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Birthday

10/3/19 Top 3 at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, an adorable birthday wagon full of posies, created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Wagon of Flowers Box Card cut file. Super cute and loads of fun!

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Sandy created this as a box card which folds flat for mailing, however, I took it one step further and made it into a fixed piece of decor for a mantle or shelf. ;) I love how this turned out! I do apologize for how the ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment photographed in this pic – foil is so darn hard to photograph!

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Here’s a shot of the back of the wagon which features a plain panel for writing a custom message and signature.

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I used a gold foil sentiment sticker rather than stamping on this one, and it could be used for just about any occasion. I think is this one of my favorite cut files so far and I have several favorites… lots of fun picking out the bright colors and putting this together! ;)

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Proud to enter this adorable wagon into the following challenge:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #293 – Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: September – Add Lots of Layers
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge: September – Happy Birthday
Let’s Craft and Create: #151 – AG + Put Some Extra Layers On
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: September Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts smooth black, chocolate, grass, key lime, caramel, vanilla and dandelion cardstock; Colorbok orange and pink cardstock
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Wagon of Flowers Box Card cut file
Accessories:  Darice gold foil sentiment sticker, Stampin’ Up clear rhinestones, YNS black Glittered Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun cut files in the Simply Crafty SVGs store – you’ll have so much fun! And there are tons of freebies to get started! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a totally adorable birthday card created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Garden Window Card cut file. OMG, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this… what a fun project! Now I can’t wait to give it to someone special! ;)

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I dug into my stash of American Crafts smooth cardstock and pulled out several colors to cut all the pieces from, then put the card together. I love watching Sandy’s videos, and this one was as easy as she portrayed it to be. ;)

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I inked the panel on the back for the personal message and signature.

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Here’s a view from the top so you can see the awesome construction of this box card. Sorry my angle is a little off, lol!

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And one final look… flattened and ready to go into an envelope. I absolutely love how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts White, Charcoal, Stone, Dandelion, Rouge, Key Lime and Leaf cardstock; The Paper Studio Tattered and Worn 12×12 paper stack
Stamps: Kitchen Sink Multi-Step Lighthouse stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Gray Flannel ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Garden Window Card cut file
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, YNS green Glittered Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun cut files in the Simply Crafty SVGs store – you’ll have so much fun! And there are tons of freebies to get started! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday and August 1st! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #124 – Shape Shift! We’d love to see your shaped project! We’re being sponsored this month by The Paper Shelter so come on over and play for your chance to win a prize! I used the amazing Vintage Tea Cups image and paper for my birthday card, as well as a pretty shaped card die set.

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I printed the background paper and die cut the layer to go on top of a cardstock layer, and then adhered the panel to the front of the card base. I printed the tea cups several times, fussy cut two and layered them together, reserving the last two for the butterfly, rose and leaf (fussy-cut partial images layered on whole images for dimension). I used some wire for the butterfly antennae. I embellished the cups with sparkle overlay marker and white Gelly Roll pen to give them a slightly more vintage-y look. I printed digital alphabet letters on vellum for the sentiment and adhered the strip across the bottom.

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I printed the inside sentiment on the computer and die cut the layer to go on top of a cardstock layer, just as I did on the front, and then adhered the panel to the inside of the shaped card base.

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And one more look from an angle so you can see the dimension. This really is a beautiful card in real life. The colors are so vibrant – love The Paper Shelter images and papers!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock, Strathmore 30# Vellum
Stamps: The Paper Shelter Vintage Tea Cups image and paper, Polkadoodles Winnie White Christmas Alphabet
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Stacey Create A Card die set
Accessories:  28 gauge wire

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s birthday card and will link up a shaped project this month! Be sure to check out all the fun images and papers from The Paper Shelter – I know you’ll love what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone! I’m back on the Dare 2B Artzy blog as a guest designer this month and it’s my day to share an inspiration project, a fun CAS birthday card using the Birthday Balloons stamp set with coordinating Balloon die that comes with the stamp set. I’m having a blast being back as a guestie for the month of October!

This was probably one of the most fun cards I’ve made in a while. It’s super simple and really packs a big punch! As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been creating more clean and simple cards which have always been a challenge for me. I stamped the balloon cluster, strings and stars on the front of the card base. Can you believe it… yes, this is almost a one-layer card! LOL! I then stamped three individual balloons in different colors on a smaller piece of cardstock and cut each of them with the balloon die.

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I colored the balloons  and the stars with a Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker which gave them a really pretty shimmer. I finished the front of the card with a few sequins. Yes, I am a sequin freak too, lol! And didn’t this turn out just darling?!

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I stamped the sentiment and a few stars on the inside, and layered the panel on green cardstock.

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Happy to enter this birthday card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #54 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #190 – Use A Die Cut + A Sentiment
CASology: Week #270 – ODD
Colour Crazy Challenge: Week #41 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: October Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #388 – Anything Goes with Optional Twist (no twist)
Crafty Creations: #352 – Anything Goes
Createful Heart Digis & Design Challenges: #4 – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week #41 – Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Challenge: Add A Sentiment
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog: #261 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: October Anything Goes With Dies Challenge
Happy Little Stampers: October CAS Challenge
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #304/305 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us this month! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Thick and regular Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Memento Teal Zeal, Pear Tart, Grape Jelly, London Fog and Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Pretty Pink Posh Peridot Mist sequins