I’ve been trying to use up my crafty stash recently – it’s a small effort to counteract the amount I buy! For my card today, I used a 7 x 5 blank white base, and went through my “bits box” for the other pieces of card.
I used the swiss dots embossing folder to make the silver base layer, and another folder called daisy and swirls for the pink layer. My new cut n boss machine really embossed it deeply – this would have been perfect for sanding the top layer down, but I didn’t want the shabby chic look this time round so I left it alone.
I managed to cut out a postage stamp shape out of my magnetic sheet when I cut the white base for the topper – but I guess that happens to everyone sooner or later! I taped it back in and hope that will hold for a while… *blushes*
I stamped another piece of the scrap pink card with the dotty stamp, and cut out a small butterfly to stick on as an accent, along with a pink gem. The topper was stuck on with foam pads.
I had this grey dotty ribbon in my stash, which I felt went well with the pink and silver, so used that. The ribbon was a bit stiffer than I like for bows, but it tied eventually, and I stuck it on with my hot glue gun.
Finally, I stamped the happy birthday greeting in pink and flanked it with two more gems.