Happy Friday! This is my first post for Dies to Die for in my new Friday spot, I've moved from Tuesday since Friday became vacant as it works out a little easier for me with other postings and my family and social stuff. Talking of family, the card I'm sharing today was made for my beautiful daughter's birthday which was on Monday. She's 25, blimey that really makes you feel old when your 'baby' turns a quarter of a century lol.
Anyway, this is what I made for her, I thought Twinkle Toes was quite appropriate as she did loads of dancing and dance competitions when she was younger, so she really was a Twinkle Toes hehe.
I used the My Precious Daughter collection from Pion Design (love this collection and also the new Pion Christmas collection which Tracy now has in stock in the store here. Expect a make from me with these new papers soon, they're lush!), I thought these papers were very fitting for a card for my daughter as well as being downright gorgeous. I mostly used the 12 x 12 versions. The beautiful border at the top is cut with the MFT Crown Border
I decided to go with Distress Inks for my colouring medium, though it was a hard choice between that and Inktense Pencils, but as I decided to go for the softer pinks in this collection rather than the purples, I thought the DI suited and matched rather better.
Skin: Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Broken Twigs
Clothes: Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Shadow: Milled Lavender
She's mounted on some pierced ovals cut with the Pierced Ovals Stax from MFT. I finished her off with a little Glamour Dust and some Liquid Pearls.
I inked all the edges of my papers with Distress Ink in Walnut Stain, before distressing them. All the layers are also hand stitched with top stitch thread. The little banners on the top left were cut with the Jumbo Banner Stax from MFT. Flowers are a mix of Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts.
I cut a little butterfly and a pair of tickets from the element sheet and added them to my card. The satin ribbon, fabulous pink tulle trim and flat back pearls are from The Ribbon Girl. The pearl strings were a gift from my daughter and the pearl and diamante heart is from The Handcrafted Card Company.
Finally I decorated the inside with a piece from one of the 6 x 6 sheets to match the front and stamped a Happy Birthday to You sentiment from the Impression Obsession Life Stuff Sentiments set.
Well that's all from me today, I'm off to make Marie-Clair some breakfast now before we head out for the day, but I'll be back on Sunday with my post for Totally Tilda.
Have fun! : ) x x