I took the opportunity of the extra crafting time over the Easter break to make a card to celebrate LOTV's 10th birthday and for a couple of challenges. I decided on a shabby chic look so the edges of the DP have been distressed, inked and stitched. I also stamped a little scroll detail in 2 corners.
I experimented with a few new things on this card, one of which was adding a little pull-out tag. Its a great way to add an extra little message and makes the card more interactive :-)
I also added lots of pretty flowers and another first for me... some pins to add to the shabby chic look.
This is one of the older LOTV stamps in my collection but I like to go back and make sure the older ones get loved too!
Of course, the shabby chic feel wouldn't be complete without a little scattering of Frantage so that's in there too!
Image: Cake glorious cake - LOTV
DP: Vintage summer/autumn basics - Maja Designs
Flowers: all from Wild Orchid Crafts
Seam binding / twine: The Ribbon Girl
Tiny tag: Sentiment tags (set 24) - LOTV
Large tag: cut by hand and letters are a Quick Kutz die alphabet
Skin: E0000/50/000/51/21 & R30
Top / candle: B41/91/93/95
Skirt / cake icing: RV91/93/95
I hope you are all having a lovely Easter weekend :-) I have been up to my parents with Dr Hubby and my brother and his girlfriend were there too. We had a lovely time including an Easter egg hunt - you are never too old for one of those! Ooh, and I made some mocha cupcakes decorated with mini eggs...yum!
Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,
Challenges I am entering;
1. LOTV (10th birthday card)