I made a birthday card for my Godfather's partner who is a bright, bubbly and happy lady who means the world to me. As this particular lady loves bright colours, I went for a bright lilac colour which I know she will love. All stamps used on this card are by Penny Black.
The background dp was a rather plain looking lilac sheet from my Prima 'Sweet Fairy' 6" x 6" pad so I decided to jazz it up a little by stamping all over it with a little butterfly stamp from the set 'Garden Friends'. I stamped the butterfly using Versacolor Lilac pigment ink as well as Versamagic Pretty Petunia chalk ink (the Pretty Petunia colour is the darker purple shade that you can see if you peer closely!).
Then I grabbed a flower from the set 'Wonderful' and stamped that all over with Elzybells Sugar Candy (white) pigment ink. Note this ink is no longer available. I then heat-set the paper to dry off the pigment ink otherwise it would have smeared.
The teddy was stamped onto 140lb watercolour paper using Versafine Onyx black ink and coloured with Faber-Castell and Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils and a paintbrush. I added some Kindyglitz Crystalina to the butterflies. The main image panel is up on dimensionals.
The side panel was embossed with my Craft Concepts - Budding Vine ef and the border punch is a Martha Stewart edge punch called 'Vintage Floral'. The white lace is over 30 years old which I inherited from my parent's wool and haberdashery store.
I diecut a tag using my CB and one of the CB Tiny Tags dies then stamped the sentiment which is from the 'Critter Party' clear set. I added two tiny hearts which are the leftover punchies from using my EK Success Arrows border punch - the punchies look like tiny hearts to me :-) I added some Kindyglitz to them as well.
Lastely, I added some Lilac Twine )from The Twinery), the purple heart-shaped buttons and paper flowers + foliage made with a MS Branch punch.