The next challenge for iNSD that I am joining at Winne Walter and Pinkfresh is Make your own Background. This would logically have been the first one I jumped at, but there were just too many possibilities!
Enter Loll, who told me about Eileen, who has a video about bleeding tissue paper. Frugal gal that I am, recycled tissue paper (from gift bags) became the starting place for my first card today.
Bleeding tissue paper gives you a variation on the watercolor look. It is so cool. And fast. And can be so wonderfully pastel. TIP: Use crepe paper if you want more vibrancy. To the blue, pink and yellow splotches I added some frosty pink splatters and tiny white stars using Sugar Rush. Voila! A background.
I stamped and fussy cut the cupcake from the same set and gave it a topper of sequins (cuz I'm joining the Sequins challenge too) and cuz they shine so purty :) And this was obviously a girlie card so I die cut "celebrate" from Big, Bold Party from metallic silver CS. When I saw the cardboad (from a package of cookes!) it matched the silver perfectly so I went with some recycled cardboard too. You can see the sparkle on the splatters and die cut and even the WoS on the cupcake frosting better below.
So next up, Puffy Stickers. I don't have a lot of these but I did recently pick some up at my dollar store cuz I found them so nice and graphic.
Tried to incorporate some Francais, but didn't have a huge choice of messages to go with the "hello" from In a Word Hello. I went with "thinking of you" from Artemio floating on a banner (Big, Bold Extras) from the top of the Eiffel Tower!
I'm going over to SSS Wednesday challenge where it's all about Sentiments this week. My die cut sentiments pretty much take center stage. Card #2 even has two sentiments!
Hope you enjoyed. Au revoir!