This is my card for the SCS 'Ways to Use It' Challenge WT408 of "Brand new year....let's make a card with our brand new toys. It can be any tool, stamps, digis, etc. If it's new, it's on!" See this link for the details on the challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...a-t566649.html
My brand new toys are the Lili of the Valley card topper (from their Cuddly Teddies sheet) and the Crafters Companion Die-sire Embossalicious EF6 Floral square 6" x 6" embossing folder which I used for dry embossing the white cardstock - so pretty.
As I wanted the topper to be round, I diecut it using my Cuttlebug and one of my Spellbinder Circle Nestabilities dies. I couldn't really find the right colour cardstock to match the image so after a bit of a search through my designer papers, I found some old Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie 'Ella' papers and on the flip side of the flowers, was a nice, soft pink that toned beautifully with my card. I decided to add a white diecut Scalloped Circle to the image as well and popped this panel up on dimensionals.
I added 2 pink hearts around the image which were punched from a Martha Stewart Lace Heart edge punch and the designer paper; I used the leftover punched hearts from using the punch - just the right size for what I needed.
The bottom pink border was punched using an EK Success Abstract Flower punch with the same pink designer paper along one edge of the paper which had a bit of a lacey design printed on that little section - and I think it turned out a bit prettier than just using the plain pink colour. I did add a Scor-Pal line just above the punching so I had a straight line to butt the border up against the white cardstock.
I went to town with Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue around the pink circle, the hearts on the image panel, the tiny hearts printed under the butterflies, the heart on the envelope and the teddy's cheeks.
The envelope that the teddy is holding was blank, so I rummaged through my stash and found a tiny little stamp from my Popcorn the Bear 'Someone Special' stamp set and stamped it with Versamagic Pink Petunia chalk ink with the help of a Stamp Positioner.
Lastly, I tied on some May Arts pink button twine after winding it twice around the card and added some Fray Stop to the twine ends so they wouldn't unravel. I think you could use this card for lots of occasions such as birthday, Mother's Day, friendship, thinking of you etc.
Stamps: sentiment by Crafter's Companion 'Popcorn the Bear' Someone Special set
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie 'Ella'
Ink: Versamagic Pink Petunia chalk
Accessories: LOTV Topper, CB, Spellbinder Circle + Petite Scallop Circle Nesties, dimensionals, pink twine, Die-sire EF6 Floral square ef, Big Shot, glitter glue, Scor-Pal, white cs, punches: MS Lace Heart edge, EK Abstract Flower