Hello and welcome!! Its just the second day of the new year, so I wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year!!
And to make it a crafty new year too, we have a new challenge, the very first of the new year, at Seize the Birthday challenge! You should check out the new look of the blog!! The topping this time is picked by me – ‘Layer It!
You can choose to add layers however you like – using stencils, stamps or die cuts – even layers of cardstock! But even still, if you don’t like layering, you can choose to go without the topping and join us with any birthday themed project.
And here’s what I made –
Though it is a new year, I am mostly using supplies that I’ve had with me for a long time. I just felt like using them, you see! 🙂
I first stamped a white panel with Tsukineko Delicata gold ink using Penny Black Roman Surround background stamp. After it dried, I mounted this on a navy blue card base. I then tore another piece of the same navy blue cardstock, blended in some black soot distress oxide ink on the untorn sides and adhered it on top.
I then die cut the butterflies from navy blue and white cardstocks, using My Favorite Things Flutter of Butterflies solid and lacy dies. I also added three layers of gold heat embossing on the body of the insect and adhered all the pieces together. I then arranged and adhered it on the card.
For the sentiment, I chose Penny Black Sentimental stamp, which I gold heat embossed thrice, trimmed and foam mounted on the card. For embellishing, I used gold and blue sequins.
I am also joining the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #470
Pop over to the Seize the Challenge blog to checkout (we have a new look now!) what the rest of the DT has made. We are also joined by our Surprise Party Guest, Joyce Mehrberg! So, you’ll get to see lots of fantastic inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by!