I used this digital stamp from TLC creations (it isn't a fixed price, you donate what you think it is worth).
I also combined challenges again today - using the colour swatches from Embellish Magazine's latest challenge: Background stamping:
And the lovely card by Mariana Grigsby for CASE Study Challenge No. 8 was the inspiration for the layout:
I stamped the background using one of the new background stamps from Kaisercraft simply called 'Script'. I stamped vertically across the card instead of horizontally for the simple reason that the stamp wasn't long enough to go horizontally! To get a graduating effect I inked it up using my Chateau Gray Versacolour cube and stamped it on the far left side of the card, then without inking it up again I lined it up with the first impression and stamped. I did this again and got the faintest of impressions toward the right hand side of the card.
I used a makeup sponge with the Chateau Gray again and sponged around the edges of the card, as well as the circle with the birdies which I coloured using prismacolor pencils.
Oh and the grey ribbon and button I used came from an item of clothing I bought last weekend. I don't use the little ribbon bits they sew onto the shoulders for hanging so I always cut them off, though I think this is the first card I've ever actually used them on a card - I've really got to do that more often, after all, it's free ribbon!
Size of card: A5 folded in half (C6)
Card/paper - Quill white cardstock, Cre8tive textured cardstock, Eraldo di Paolo drawing cartridge paper
Stamps - Kaisercraft clear stamp - Script, "Ruffle your feathers" by TLC Creations
Ink - Versacolor cube "Chateau Gray"
Extra - Kaisercraft white grosgrain ribbon, Grey ribbon and button, Prismacolor pencils: Jasmine, Cream, Warm Gray 10%, 30% and 90%, DMC thread (for sewing button)
Tools - Carl rotary trimmer, Helmar glue runner, needle, makeup sponge, Bigshot and nestabilities (Big Scallops and Circles)
Challenges: Embellish Magazine: Background Stamping / CASE Study Challenge No. 8