Anyway, onto my card. This week at Freshly Made Sketches, the very talented Rita Wright is our hostess. You need to check out her blog - she is now on the Prickley Pear Design Team and is creating some wonderful cards using their images.
Check out this cool sketch - lots of layers! I have to admit I struggled a bit with this one as I don't generally put a lot of layers on my cards and I very rarely use patterned paper, but I felt it needed some patterned paper, so dug through my hoards and came up with this card:
One of my young nieces is having a birthday next month so I thought I'd make a girly card that would appeal to an 8-year old (or maybe she's 9 - I lose track!)
I started with a Melon Mambo card base and then layered on some Pink Pirouette patterned paper and plain cardstock. I took inspiration from Narelle's card last week and made my very first shaker card! I know - where have I been! I put sequins and some Dazzling Diamonds inside. Apart from that sequin getting stuck to the foam tape at the top, I'm quite pleased with it. I also took inspiration from fellow teamie, Jennifer Timko and embossed my butterfly on vellum - so I suppose you could say this was a real team effort :)
Thanks for visiting. I hope you have checked out the rest of the design team's cards - they're amazing as usual!
Stamps: Birthday Bash Sentiments (PTI), Papillon Potpourri (SU)
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, White, Subtles DSP, acetate
Accessories: Sequins, butterfly punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Sequins, Rhinestones, Stitched Mats Rectangles, Circle Nesties, Melon Mambo EP.