Welcome crafty friends and visitors! Today I have the privilege of Guest Designing at Fashionable Stamping Challengeswhere the theme is Make It Feminine, and I made this feminine birthday card for my Mom.
I took a photo of my background before adding my focal image and embellishments, so hopefully you can get an idea of those special surprises I love to include on my projects. I cut out my Spellbinders frame and kept the negative to use for the background. In the aperture, I made a panel blended with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide and stamped it with Stampin' Up's old chicken wire image using Watering Can Archival ink.
The blue panel is stamped with a Heidi Swapp stamp also in Archival and inked with Broken China DOX. I added some Tim Holtz stenciling with crackle paste and splashed on some more Broken China DOX. Frayed Burlap Distress ink went on the edges.
For my feminine focal image, I chose this old Great Impressions stamp and inked in Archival. I colored the details with a variety of Distress inks and Oxides and my water pen. I die cut the image using the same die I used for my background and added a few half pearls.
I made a frame from that first die cut, by tracing around an oval shape and fussy cutting out the center. I heat embossed with Aged Ivory and Aged Gold Frantage powders. I love peeking under there to see the chicken wire.
The butterflies are Kaisercraft and the birthday greeting is Stampin' Up. I inked the butterfly stamp in Distress Oxide and colored with Distress ink, fussy cut and shaped them. The flowers, colored with Wilted Violet Distress spray, are from my stash.
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A huge thank you to Shirley and the rest of the talented Design Team at Fashionable Stamping Challenges for inviting me to be their Guest Designer today! Be sure to visit the blog to see all the feminine inspiration! Thank YOU for stopping by today and for all your inspiring comments.
Hugs and Blessings!