After a slow start we have finally dragged ourselves into February! Woohoo, days will get longer and we should soon see some bulb shoots popping up to mark Spring coming. I can't wait - Spring is my favourite season!!
It's time for the February Challenge over at Cards Galore Encore and the theme is "Bling it up". Add a wee gem or a dab of glitter to qualify for the challenge and who doesn't love a wee bit of bling!
The sponsor of this month's challenge is Scrappers Delights.
The lucky winner will win a prize.
For my DT card, I used the following sketch as inspiration for my card:
My Favourite Things
Anyway, now on to my card! I used the Nerissa Mermaid Digi Stamp
Now on to how I put it together.
I printed four images on one sheet of A4 using Pearl Cardstock. I coloured one of the images using my pro markers. To bling her up I cut the tail out of another one of the images to create a tail aperture. I laid this over my coloured image and sprayed some Crafter's Companion Spray and Sparkle to make the tail nice and sparkly. I chose some backing paper form my stash - Paper Heart by Crate Paper and used it as the background paper. I also used paper from the same range for the strips. I stamped Dream, Explore and Journey on each of the strips and embossed them. These words were from Life Sentiments Set by Kaiser Craft. I die cut some aqua glitter paper (more bling) and assembled everything together adding a final touch of pink gems at the end. I went from being unsure that I would like the card to loving the final look! Hope you like!
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
delicious doodles challenge #73- die-cuts and/or punches
craftycatz weekly challenge #216 - anything goes
stampede weekly challenge #73 - Anything Goes
4craftychicks challenge #179 - Anything goes and crazy egg
krafty girlz challenge #10 - Anything Goes