Hey friends! I wanted to share a birthday card inspired by three wonderful challenges! First, Make it Monday #6 with Papertrey Ink (impression plate trick#1), also to celebrate The Shabby Tea Room's 1st birthday and finally, using the cool colors from CR84FN#19 this week!
I rarely reach for the color steel blue but since it was paired with my old friend aqua mist, I thought I would go for it!
For the Papertrey challenge, we were to use an impression plate to emboss only part of our card stock and then finish the edge with a straight line emboss or two. Not owning a PTI impression plate (yet!) I used a Cuttlebug Fleur di lis embosser. The impression plates definitely have the advantage in the departments of being able to cover a whole card front and also, being able to place and orient the plate in any spot on your cardstock. Nevertheless, I was happy with the way this technique worked....this has such a nice neat look.
I love playing up the little details of the embossed image with sparkly bling from Want2Scrap! The silver gems are a nice balance to the silver tinsel I used in my bow. I was very happy to ink up the brand new Very Vintage Labels 4 stamps from Waltzingmouse too. It layered up perfectly with images from Papertrey Ink's Simply Stationary set.
I really appreciate you stopping by today. If you are looking for a fun challenge (or three!) you'll find it at any of the three links above! Have a great one!
Paper: Papertrey Ink and Vintage bookprint
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Very Vintage Labels #4 ,
Bling: Want2Scrap silver bling
Ink: Stampin Up!
Craft Supplies: tinsel trim, seam binding, vintage lace, Prima flower