I was at CKC yesterday and got this fabulous Crate paper, which was perfect for Wednesday's Dirty Dare toile challenge from Stamper Sharon. As I was creating this card I doubled the challenge and kicked it up a notch with Jami's "More is More" dirty dare from Friday! I added the ribbon, the extra black layer and the eyelets. Are you a member of SCS? its worth every penny! These challenges are a great way to get creative, think outside your normal designs and take your cards to a new level. I have set a personal goal to do at least 50% of the challenges by Mid August.
The flower is colored with the sakura glitter pen, blush blossom and grey marker. Its amazing to me how easy it is to take a card that's very lovely as is, and as Emeril would say, kick it up a notch! I added the eyelets, the ribbon and the extra black layer (which became the card base) to kick this up a notch.
The stamps are Artfully Asian & Fancy Flexible Phrases. Crate paper (Avenue) black ink. Black and Very Vanilla card stock. I sponged the Vanilla with creamy caramel to go with the Crate paper.