So here is the first one:
This is for one of the members of the card swap group, Zoe Tant. You can see her inspiring blog here. I saw a card on Pinterest that inspired my creation, but I can't find the original artist, so if anyone knows, please let me know so I can credit them.
I have a feeling the base card in the original is early espresso, but I thought it might look nice using basic gray. The next layer is some of the beautiful blushing bride paper from the Twitterpated dsp. (Can't wait for this colour to come back, can you?) I've stamped the delicate branch from the Simply Soft set in basic gray. I'm amazed at how many times I still reach for this stamp set. I stamped the delicate image in basic gray in different directions on the white cardstock pieces (6cm x 4cm) and after a lot of experimenting opted to colour it in melon mambo, which reallly makes it pop.
Then I realised it all looked lovely, but what was I going to do about a sentiment? The one on the original looks great, but there was no way I could replicate it, so I opted for this instead. I've stamped Happiest Birthday from the apothecary art set, flagged one end and put a teeny, tiny brad in the other and propped that end up on sticky fixers.
Overall I'm very pleased with the result.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Back soon with another birthday card and photos of the latest developements in my craft room.
Happy crafting everyone!