Hi there, I've had a little time to create over the last couple of nights. My main aim was to use stamps that hadn't been inked up yet.
This card is for my boss's birthday
I stamped the sentiment (Penny Black - Birthday Love) and Toad (Penny Black - Toadily Happy) with versafine ink and then embossed with black powder. I added sequins for interest. My boss has a musical hobby and has saxaphone lessons but I didn't have anything like that in the way of stamps. So, my guitar playing toad was my next choice :)
I bought this Stampin' Up! set called Carols of Christmas (with coordinating dies) off a destash page on FB and it needed to be inked up. I used some patterned paper for my background. The sentiment has been embossed in silver powder. I used some strips of silver mirror card to create the top and bottom border and lastly added some silver sequins to finish it off.
A new to me set by Waffle Flower called P-aar-ty Time. I had stamped and coloured a heap of the little images and then realised there had been a bit of a muck up with the packaging of the coordinating dies. I had one too many of the same die, so I was missing a die for one of the mice. A quick email to Waffle Flower and I should be getting a replacement.
I created the background with distress ink and flicks of water. The images were coloured with polychromo pencils.
This set is by Penny Black called Butterfly Trio. It's a beautiful set of butterflies. I embossed the butterfly onto watercolour card. I used a combination of zigs and brusho to colour in the image. I fussy cut it all out and used foam tape to adhere to my card panel. The sentiment is from another Penny Black set called Furry Affection.
I would like to enter my cards over at the following challenges -
Card #1 - Inkspirational (Funny Sentiments), Day of the Month Card Club (Frog Jumping Day), Watercooler Challenges (Occasions), Penny Black and More (Men and Boys)
Card #2 - 52 Christmas Card Throwdown (Embossing), Crafty Hazlenuts Christmas (Anything Goes), Jingle Belles (Bling)
Card #3 - CAS on Friday (Animals), Cut it Up (Boys will be boys), Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes), The Library Challenge (Peter Pan)
Card #4 - Animal Friends Challenge (Insects), Crafters Cafe (Feminine), Try it on Tuesday (Fussy Cut), Crafty Cardmakers (Butterflies)