I made this birthday card for the first challenge on the
which is based around 'Simply Squares'
and there is a requirement to use at least one
Crafty Individuals product.
I used two products, the first being the beautiful background paper
from 'Book 5' (Travels in Italy), and a rubber stamp from the set CI-238.
I lightly coloured with image with water colour pencils
and matted and layered it with some mirri, vellum and sparkly cardstock.
Around the edge, I laced some green ribbon and made a shabby chic
bow with seam binding coloured with distress ink.
(Now for a bit of self critique)
On reflection I should have left the background card plain
instead of adding the Stickles - I must remember 'less is more'!
It wasn't until I posted the photograph here I realised my square
matts around the image were in fact not very square at all -
I must remember check before glueing down! lol
Never-the-less, I still like the card and enjoyed the challenge.
Thanks for looking x