Saturday, March 15, 2014

Birthday Boots

It has been a while since I made a card just for fun so today I thought I would indulge myself :)  I do love making a card to fit in with a few challenge, I find it really gives me focus and creates a challenge within itself to bring all the elements together.

This card has been made to fit the following challenges

  • Passion For Promarkers - Butterfly Kisses - add/use butterflies
  • I Love Promarkers - Lets Get Spotty
  • Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Colour Inspiration
  • Freshly Brewed Designs - Sketch
To make my card I tried a new technique which I have seen others using - inking an embossing folder so you get a textured coloured paper.  What fun, I thoroughly enjoyed doing this and love the uneven effect I give, definitely a technique to use again, I just wish the embossing folder would clean itself afterwards hahahaha.  For this experiment I used an Encore Metallic Pink stamp pad and an A4 embossing folder M-Bossabilities Graduated Dots.  This folder was chosen to fit in with the I Love Promarkers challenge
 Yipee - it worked, still need a bit of practice but not bad for a first attempt.
 There was still ink left on the folder so I used my second colour of plain paper which fits in with the colour challenge and then used Spellbinders Grand Scallop Ovals to cut the shape I needed.
 Next I printed the digi - Gardening Boots Hers from Just Inklined.  I had placed the didi on a background I had prepared and added the Happy Birthday text.
 Promarker time - the digi was coloured using the colours below.
 To fit in with the Passion for Promarkers challenge I created digitally some paper which had small butterflies on using the colours from the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards challenge in a pattern  and also used spellbinder - les papillions two.  The base layer was cut out of bits left over from the backing paper I made and the cut out section from scraps of the oval layer.  Shame to waste bits and pieces especially when the colour was just perfect.  I finished off the butterfly and the corners of the digi topper with Lilac Liquid Pearls
With all by sections ready time to assemble following the sketch Freshly Brewed Designs. 
While assembling I felt something else was needed - to many harsh lines.  To solve this I added some Mulberry paper, airbrushed with Promarker Blue Green, then wet the edges and tore to make a fluffy edge. And here we have the finished card.  Hope you like it.

  • Digi - Gardening Boots Hers from Just Inklined
  • M-Bossabilities Graduated Dots embossing folder
  • Encore Metallic Pink stamp pad
  • Promarkers
  • Dies - Spellbinders Grand Scallop Ovals and Les Papillions Two
  • Lilac Liquid Pearls
  • Plain papers and mulberry paper from my stash
I am entering this card in the following challenges:-


  1. Amazing colouring, Mimi, and fantastic use of embossing. Your overall design is just beautiful!
    Thank you for joining us at both the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards & MilkCoffee Challenges. Jane xx

  2. Beautiful in every way :-))
    Thank you for joining us at "Izazovi i Slatkiši". Good luck and please join us again!
    Hugs, Andreja

  3. Oh what a LOVELY card Mimi!! Your colouring is wonderful...your card style just beautiful!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fresh Brewed Designs "Choose your Challenge" this month!!

  4. wow fabulous use of this technique! Love the embossing and the colors you have used. And totally with you... it would be greater fun if there wasn't cleaning involved lol

    Thanks for joining our monthly challenge here at Fresh Brewed Challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  5. Ooooohhhh ....what a stunning card ...those colours are gorgeous and I love the inked embossed background. The variations in the shades make the dotty background look like lots of delicate butterfly kisses. I'll look forward to seeing more uses of this technique in future creations.

    What a gorgeous image, so beautifully coloured and I love how you have added the very soft and gentle frayed mulberry paper ....makes me think of the delicate touch of the butterfly brushing my cheek.

    This is such a very pretty birthday card with so much gentle elements to add beauty and interest. Have you made Mum's birthday card yet? Lots of love xxx ♥ ♥ ♥

  6. it's a gorgeous card Mimi.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  7. This is really pretty. Love the background and the soft colors you used in the image. Thanks for joining us this week at the Crafter's Cafe. Shannon DT

  8. A beautifully coloured image and love how you have made your backing paper. Just me sort of colours too. Thanks for joining in with our 'Butterfly Kisses' at PFP this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

  9. I love your design , and your new technique worked so well with your design ,love this image too .Thanks for joining us at CC&CC for our color inspiration , great job .Crystal - DT

  10. What a beautiful card! Great job using the Fresh Brewed Designs Challenge Blog layout! Thanks for taking time to join us this month!

  11. Wow this is amazing, thank you for sharing your idea to make the textured color paper, love it and thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week xx

  12. Fabulous, thanks for technique too. I love that you have made the boots look fabulous and soft. Thanks so much for joining us at Fresh Brewed Designs.

  13. Beautiful card! I love your coloring. The boots have that old feel and the color combo is just gorgeous! Thank you for coloring along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.

    Nadja DT

  14. Just wonderful!! I just love how you use embossing creatively!
    Thanks for playing at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge. We're having new challenge tomorrow, be sure to pop and check ;)
    Hugs, Mikha

  15. Beautiful. Great image and gorgeous butterfly
    Thank you for joining us at MilkCoffee Digi Stamps

    Huggsss, Angelique

  16. Gorgeous card Mimi! Love the design and your coloring is stunning! Great design elements too! Thank you for joining us at Fresh Brewed Designs!



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