Happy Monday everyone! I hope you are having a great day so far. It’s SNOWING here! I’m on spring break and home with the kiddos and we are sitting at the windows watching great big fat snow flakes fall. It’s a big sloppy wet snow that will be gone by afternoon but it’s so pretty! I wish all of our snow storms were like this – gorgeous and melted quickly. 🙂
It’s Mystery Monday over at Club Anya and Friends and today we are CASing Lynda Neilson! Amber did a FABULOUS job picking a fun card to case for this week. And I’m so happy with how my card came out. I went a little grungy steampunk with my card and I love it!!
I stamped the girl Creeper from the Sweet and Toxic set onto white cardstock using Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge distress ink (LOVE LOVE LOVE this color). I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before but I just love orange and if I had to pick a favorite color I think the color of that Rusty Hinge ink would be my favorite. I know it’s not everyone’s favorite but I love how versatile it is and it has a lot of POP. Next I stamped the skull that came with Sweet and Toxic over “Sweet” with Memento Tuxedo Black.
After stamping the image on the cardstock I started working on the background layout cutting the rectangles and sponging them with Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain. I die cut the flowers using TH Alterations Flowers and crumpled them, sponged them and layered them to make the flower cluster. I sponged a bit of Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain around the focal image added a butterfly and a few black Dew Drops and leaves for the flowers, glued it all together and I was all done. The inside is decorated with scraps from the front to match.
Stamps: Sweet and Toxic, The Greeting Farm
Paper: Bazzill color cardstock, Basic Grey Ambrosia, PTI Stampers Select White
Ink: TH Walnut Stain and Rusty Hinge Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Black Dew Drops, TH Alterations Flowers die, MS Branch Punch, MS Monarch Punch, Zots Glue Dots, 3M Quick Dry Adhesive, Glossy Accents
I’m testing out some new grungy borders I downloaded. I’m not sure if I like them or not but they do go with this card pretty well. 🙂