Mittwoch, 4. Dezember 2013

MIM #143: Modern Whimsy Style

Danielle`s cards always make me swoon - I LOVE LOVE LOVE this whimsical style - yet i am not able to make cards that look even HALF as adorable as hers.
When I saw this week`s MIM challenge and another perfect whimsical card of hers I was like `you know what, if you don`t practice, it`ll never get better´ and this is so true.
So ....... I went into my craft room and tried. And tried. And tried.
Always telling myself: `you`ve got to LAYER things. You need LAYERS!´ Such a big challenge for me, I tell you.
In the end, my card didn`t get any better than this (and this is already REALLY good for me, believe me!)
Beneath the stamped poinsettias there are two more cut from vellum - told you I layered!!!! :-))) and two banners cut out from some patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink onto a banner from vellum and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.
I tied a bow with 3 loops on each side (have never done that before) and used some sequins to finish my card.
Maybe there`s someone out there who likes it :-))))))))
Thanks for visiting!

cardstock: sweet blush, stamper`s select white
ink: scarlet jewel ink, Versamark Ink
stamps: `wishing you´ is from Peace, Love & Joy Mini Stamp Set, Bells and Boughs
dies: bells and boughs dies, cover plate: twist die
others: doily, rustic cream button twine, vellum, sequins


  1. Love the background and layering! They are gorgeous together!

  2. I love your card Birgit - this was a challenge for me too, but I love that you started with a cover plate and layered on from there!

  3. I do, I do! ! Such sweet layers and of course my favorite colors! Thank you for your sweet comments and for giving the challenge a try. You did a beautiful job with the layering! :)

    1. That`s just so nice of you, Danielle! Thank you very much! :-)

  4. This is very pretty and I struggle also with layering. Great job.

  5. Brigit, these are layers of loveliness! Adore the patterns and colors. You rocked this challenge!

  6. Gorgeous layering here Brigit! Your card has so many layers of pretty! Love the pink with the red!
    I do like it !!!!!!!

  7. So very pretty Birgit!!! I love all the textures & great patterns! :)

  8. BEAUTIFUL card, I just love your colors, layers,and design Birgit!
    PS: I think your card is every bit as adorable as Danielle's :-)

  9. So delicate and lovely!!! LOVE the background die you added with this.