Hi blogging friends
The card I am sharing today is for my great-niece's 8th birthday later in July and is my card for the Divas by Design Challenge of 'Happy Birthday'. It is my first time playing their challenge and I love that you don't have to use a stamped/digi image and you can make anything you want. I find it difficult to find challenges where it is OK to use a topper. You can find more details on the challenge HERE.
The main image is a an adorable topper from Lili of the Valley but I just checked their website and they don't sell this particular topper anymore; in fact, none of the toppers that I have in my stash are there and it doesn't seem that long to me since they released their Mini Masterpieces (?) - oh well! LOTV do have an Outlet Store on EBay UK HERE and have a lot of different toppers listed so you might be lucky enough to find this particular topper amongst the listings somewhere.
I added Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue to the ribbon around the cake, the candle flames, the cheeks on the teddies plus all the confetti - not that you can see the glitter very well in the photo due to the gloomy weather. I took the photo inbetween showers of rain - and boy, it sure has rained here ALOT these past 2 weeks which has been fantastic after such a dry autumn. I love going to sleep with the sound of rain on the roof - so soothing.
The pink cardstock is by Coredinations and is from the Gemstones range - Pink Diamond - and has a lovely metallic sheen - so PRETTY!
For the bottom panel, I diecut the pink cardstock using a Nellie Snellen Lace Edge border die and my Big Shot. I added a Scor-Pal line above this border so I had a nice straight edge to butt the designer paper up against. The pink ribbon was added in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy. I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.
The sentiment was stamped using Memento London Fog (grey) dye ink which looked 'softer' than stamping it in black and I think, looks nicer with the image. I added 3 pink rhinestones underneath the sentiment then popped this panel up on dimensionals. I can't for the life of me find the sentiment on the LOTV website which came in a set - perhaps it has been discontinued too (?).....sigh.....
All the borders were trimmed to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools.
Finished size is 5-1/2" square or approximately 140mm if you are metric.
Thanks for visiting my blog today
Stamps: Sentiment by Lili of the Valley UK - possibly retired
Ink: Memento London Fog dye
Designer Paper: Best Creation - Once upon a dream
Accessories: Perfect Layers Tools, Big Shot, Spellbinder Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Nellie Snellen Lace Edge border die MFD023, La-La Lands Heart Banner die #8026, Scor-Pal, Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue, ribbon, Fray Stop, Bow Easy, Kaisercraft SB701 pink rhinestones, dimensionals, cardstock - white, Coredinations Gemstones pink diamond, Lili of the Valley teddy topper (retired)
Punches: Stampin' Up corner