I have made a couple of birthday cards for work colleagues with birthdays coming up next week and my entry for this week's challenge over at Polkadoodles - which you may have guessed is 'Red and White'. I am also entering it in the 'Glitter Geeks challenge, which is also 'Red and White'. This was definitely a challenge as red is not a colour I would normally use much, so after putting my thinking cap on - this is what I made ...
I started with a plain 6x6" white pearlised card blank and positioned eight squares of red and white paper (from my stash) around the edges to form a border. The squares measure 4x4cm and are all inked around the edges with TH distress ink in 'Fired Brick'. The second layer is a 10x10cm square of white textured card which is also inked around the edges and has extra corner detail stamped with 'Fired Brick' distress ink using cogs from 'Creative Expressions - Steampunk Dreams'. The heart is cut from one of the red papers using a template and embellished with red adhesive gems. The wings are from a Kanban stamp set and are stamped onto a contrasting spotty paper, cut out and fixed behind the heart. A silver heart charm finishes off the main feature of the card and two red brads finish off opposite corners of the card.
I am very much a 'cutie' person when it comes to crafting (as a dear friend will tell you), so it would have been very easy to give one of my little Tilda stamps a 'red' dress, but I thought I would try something different - I quite like the outcome, hope you do too.
Hugz, Jan xx