Friday, February 11, 2011

Think Pink

I was a bit concerned that I’d lost my stamping “mojo” this week but then I saw the challenge at ColourQ and I knew they were my kind of colours and I should give it a try.
I also wanted to incorporate these colours into the challenge at SUO challenges which was to use a wheel on your card.  I’ll admit the wheel is very subtle but it really does add to the depth and “prettiness” of the card.
I used Pretty in Pink satin ribbon to make another one of those gorgeous ribbon flowers.  This one turned out quite different from my razzleberry one, I guess every flower is unique! Look here if you'd like to see my other ribbon flower card.
I used my brayer to put crumb cake ink on my vintage wallpaper embossing folder and ran it through the big shot.  I used my square scallop die for the first time too, and of course made a rectangle instead out of blushing bride.(ha!)  I distressed this piece a lot, I sprayed it with shimmer mist and “scrunched” it, flattened it out and then sponged crumb cake on the edges and creases.
I used the very vintage wheel in PIP and then over stamped in crumb cake the thoughts and prayers tree.  I did deviate slightly from the colours by using espresso to stamp the sentiment.
Everything on the card is very sponged and distressed.


Ingredients :
Stamps : Very vintage wheel, thoughts and prayers
Card : pink pirouette, blushing bride, crumb cake, white
Ink : crumb cake, PIP, espresso
Other : PIP satin ribbon, heat gun, sticky strip, circle punch, sponge, brayer, big shot, scallop square, vintage wallpaper, antique brad

I am really happy with how this turned out thanks to two great challenges.


  1. Kathy,
    This is a beautiful card. I love the vintage feel of the embossing and ink distressing.

  2. Kathy, this is a really beautiful card - I love it.

  3. What a gorgeous card! That flower is spectacular! Thanks for playing at ColourQ!

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  5. Love the ribbon flower! The card is beautiful.

  6. Beautiful card. Love the soft feel of it. Thanks for joining in at SUO Challenges.

  7. Your card is lovely, Kathy! and your flower is gorgeous! Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge this week!

  8. Gorgeous!! That ribbon flower is fabulous. Love the shabby look. Thanks for playing along at the ColourQ!

  9. Lovely! I keep forgetting about my vintage wheel---this is just so pretty! Thanks for playing with us at the CQC this week!

  10. You definitely have the mojo!! I love how the wheel adds subtle detail. This card is wonderful! So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges!

  11. I love this card! But I am still stumped on how you turned your square into a rectangle! I would love to learn how to do that!


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