The Card Concept Challenge for this week is Pretty Things. The inspiration is so gorgeous, it has so much to inspire any style of card.
The card background is a soft, grey, marbled paper that I adhered to a card base with double sided sticky paper.
For the gold stripes I freehand brushed stripes in foil glue, let it dry, then brushed foil leaf over the top. (one day I will shout myself a foiling machine) I must say though, I do like the organic, not so perfect stripes.
I made the black dot background by dabbing black ink, on white card, using the end of the dropper from the ink bottle. Once again, I like the organic shapes. I used a Spellbinders circle die to cut the shape.
The flowers and stems are Stampers Anonymous Flower Garden stamps. These aren't the original flowers for the card. The first set was coloured with Brusho powder, sprinkled and sprayed. However, after living with the card for 24 hours the flowers started to look diseased rather than pretty!! LOL. What can I say, I had a moment. The colours of these flowers are a little more intense than I would have liked, I started out too dark in layering for shadow and light. I do love a more rustic, textured finish, hence the rough colouring. I used Distress Ink.
The happy birthday is a favourite, I love the Font. Avery Elle Hand Written Notes Sentiment using
Hero arts white embossing powder.
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Have a great week.