Hello and a happy Thursday. Today's challenge for you to follow on the "Cute Card Challenge" blog is to use something you had for Christmas :-) I can not tell you.. but i had the hardest time with this challenge. This card was made yesterday morning because the first idea i could not translate at first. The first thing i had in mind when i read the challenge..."use what you had for Christmas" was FOOD - lots and lots of food and sweet treats lol :-). As said i had still by yesterday morning no clue where to get started. I picked out some pretty papers that caught my eye, this one is from Basic Grey "Bittersweet" Collection and Imaginice and started on the layout. I knew i wanted to use one of the 3!!! Nestabilitie sets i received from my generous friend Carole.!!! xxx After that i needed a image to add to my label, i remembered this cute Tilda from the "Kitchen Collection" . This cute Tilda has heart stitched on her apron. Wonderful.. she is lovely and can be used on so many occasions.
The sentiment is a set from Stampin up, it is called "Fresh Cuts" and i heat embossed that onto the pink Basic Grey "Bittersweet" paper with black detail embossing powder. After that, i used one of my Glitter pens, did you know that Alota has them for sale as well, to give the flowers (behind Tilda) and her dress and socks the subtle sparkle. All over i think this card is quite elegant and could also be used as a Mothers Day card.
The inside is kept in the same style as the outside. I wanted to keep the layout the same. The sentiment here is also with black detail embossing powder created. I used 4 pink rhinestone stickers in the inside to keep the theme the same. Last but not least i used the fabulous "Grunge" stamp set that i got from Kristine, to frame the label where the text can be written on. It is not very visible because i first airbrushed this panel with a pink Copic marker and than used SU Classic ink "Going Grey" with the stamp (stamped once off) to add the swirls.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every of my friends for the wonderful cards and presents big or small that you have sent my boys and for me. It truly warmed my heart during this time. Hugs!!! xxx