Here is a bright and cheery card I have made for a female friend using a Ching-Chou Kuik image available from Sweet Pea Stamps called "Dragonflies" and is available as a digital stamp. I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers, added Stickles glitter glue to the wings, added some pearl dots, tore around the image for some texture and inked with a chalk ink pad.
The backing papers I have used are all from my scraps box. To add some more texture I have put two pieces of card through a Crafter's Companion Textures hessian and distress embossing folder and inked one with my Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade distress ink and the other with my Mustard Seed distress ink.
I have then used some pages from books leftover from my bookfolding creations and cut them out with my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. I have inked half of them with my Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress ink and the others with my Mustard Seed distress ink. Instead of curling the petals I have used a pair of tweezers and folded each petal in half. Yes it took a while to do as there were 8 flower layers but it gave a nice spiky effect flower. I alternated the layers between the orange and yellow and held together with a brad.
I have finished the card off with a Craftwork Cards sentiment, grosgrain ribbon, satin ribbon and some lace.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Pea Stamps Progressive Challenge Part 1 - Anything goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes with a twist to make it feminine
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Simon Says Challenge - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Citrus (orange and lemon)
Brown Sugar Challenge - Animals
The Ribbon Girl - Card Challenge
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with option of happy birthday
Robyn's Fetish - Use kraft card stock on your card
A Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes