As most of you already know, I'm now a member of the Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team. I'm super excited! This week's challenge at HIMCR is Woman's Birthday, so for my very first contribution to the DT I made this card. I used the Sizzix/HeroArts Silhouette Vine Stamp & Emboss set. Wow, that was a mouthful :) It is a beautiful set and loads of fun to work with.
I began by colouring in the stamp with Marvy Brush Markers. Once all done, I huffed over the whole stamp to activate the ink that was beginning to dry (it takes me a while to get my colouring done lol) and stamped it onto white cardstock. Then I took the image, lined it up with the embossing folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug, and voila ... a beautiful coloured and embossed image. I went over a few spots that did not transfer the colour well, but it really was just a few touch ups with the markers.
I matted the image on several layers of cardstocks, added a ribbon and a butterfly which was cut with an EK punch.
Since the image is already so big and bright, I decided to add the sentiment to the inside of my card. This is what I came up with. I used the same cardstocks and added a few more butterflies for good measure :) These were punched with a MS punch.
Well, that is it - my very first project for a DT. I've met some of the ladies and let me tell you that not only does Laurie have very talented crafters on her team, she has a great group of friendly and helpful ladies too!
Now it's your turn to head over to HIMCR and join in the fun of Challenge # 117 - Woman's Birthday.
I hope you all have a great weekend filled with joy, family, friends and crafting! Hope you find the time for them all lol