Thursday, September 6, 2012

Happy Birthday TSG!

Hi everyone! This week has been a week long celebration with There She Goes (check out their snazzy new website) because TSG just turned 4! To help us to celebrate some of the Trendsetters have come up with daily challenges and today, Jessie challenged to use some embellishments. I may have an embellishment or two for this challenge ;) In fact, I have many lovely embellishments from when Kim Schofield decided to spoil us rotten with big box of goodies from eclectic Paperie!

So let me tell you what I did for this card. I started with some Maya Rd. Felt Pearl Posies and Mini Canvas Butterflies. Because these started out as a creamy colour, it allowed me to attack them with some Ranger Distress Re-inkers to dye them! All I did for the posies was to add a little Ranger Distress Milled Lavender Re-inker and Ranger Distress Tattered Rose Re-inker to about a teaspoon of water and let the posies soak up the mixture for a few minutes! I did the same with some die cut felt leaves with a little Ranger Distress Peeled Paint Re-inker and Bob's your uncle :D I just let them air dry while I assembled the rest of the card and then stuck them on with a little Tombow Multi adhesive.

For the little canvas butterfly, I actually pulled out my Ranger Distress Wild Honey Stain and smooshed some of the colour into it and then ran it under the tap for a second to dilute the colour a little. It was pretty solid and because it's already an intense colour I wanted to just soften it up a little.

I paired my embellishments up with the My Mind's Eye Fiddlesticks paper pack and distressed it with both Ranger Distress Antique Linen and  Ranger Distress Vintage Photo to have a bit of a shabby look to go with the flowers. I love how this card turned out and I especially love the font for the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Sweet Peas set from There She Goes. It's absolutely perfect for the card :D I finished it off with some additional pearl embellishments and some vintage seam binding that matched the Sahara Sand cardstock that I used for the matting :D

Thanks so much for joining me today and if you would like more details on how to play along with the birthday celebration challenges then please visit this post :)


Kim said...

Beautiful Kim! I love the white flowers all inked up...divine!

Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous ..LOVE your card!

Paperesse said...

This is just lovely! The soft pastel colors, the slightly shabby texture, it works so beautifully together!