Sorry about the bad pun for the title of the post, sometimes I just can’t help myself. I’m also a little giddy about squeezing in a second post this week after my recent blogging dry spell. City Crafter Challenge Blog are asking us to use sequins in a project for this week’s challenge. Here’s my card:
Now for a self-confessed magpie, I am very pleased with myself for managing to be quite restrained with the sequins. I have always admired how CCCB DT member Ros Crawford’s manages to always add just the right amount of perfectly placed sequins to her card and tried to take a leaf out of her book.
I started by smooching on some Cotton Candy distress ink through my Memory Box honeycomb stencil. I added some extra detail with a splatter stamp. Using Frayed Burlap and second generation stamping (blotting on scrap paper before stamping for real) I added the script and some more splatters.The butterfly was stamped, using Frayed Burlap, onto cardstock that had been coloured with Cotton Candy.
After matting and layering onto coordinating cardstock I made a rash decision to stamp the Happy Birthday. Fortunately, on this occasion, my gamble paid off! The final task was to add the sequins and I’ll be honest and tell you that this was the bit that took the longest. Gold looked too brash, silver added a nice sparkle but not quite the look I was after. After a ratch through my sewing basket I found these, evidently some spares from some garment that I must possess, which are just perfect.
I am also sharing this over at Sunday Stampers for this week’s “free” challenge.
Thanks for buzzing by.