I've been back at those gorgeous My Minds Eye Quite Contrary papers again this evening and have used no less than eight different papers on tonight's card! I had quite a lot of off-cuts left from my last card I made with them so thought I'd put them to good use.
I have pierced the backing papers with a pokey tool and added faux stitching with a Sakura Micron Archival pen then matted and layered everything on to bright pink card. I stamped the Papermania Urban stamp directly on to the green patterned paper background circle then again on three other papers which I then cut out and paper pieced together. I really love this technique and it's a fab way to use up leftover scraps of paper. The sentiment topper is also from the same paper stack which came free with a magazine ages ago. I've used more of the papers to die-cut a butterfly and flower. I've also added two ribbon flowers. I've finished off the card with pearls and some gingham ribbon topped with a button. The dies I've used are as follows - scalloped rectangle and scalloped circle - x-cut, lacey circle - spellbinders, butterfly - magazine freebie.
I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - A Stitch In Time
Cutie Pie Challenge - #47 Paper Piecing
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenge - Paper Piecing/Scraps
Heck of a Challenge - Bingo (Ribbon/Die-cuts/Bird)