Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tickled pink

My card today features a stamp from,

which you can find HERE

It was stamped on Strathmore watercolor paper with Versa Mark ink and then heat embossed using clear embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. Then I went over the image with Distress Stain by Ranger. The color I used Spun Sugar is not very dark and at the time I thought I wanted something darker to stand out against the kind of white-ish embossed image. So I fiddled with it adding different inks to the image with a blending tool and then spraying it down with water if I didn't like it. Get the heat gun out to make it dry and start something else. At one point I used Distress Markers on the flowers and you can see in the flowers where I added that color. All and all I used so many different colors that the surrounding paper was ugly so I cut it out and revealed this beautiful one of kind flower image. 

I adhered it, using foam adhesive, to a Spellbinders die cut I made using an upholstery samples as my "paper". I thought this particular sample looked like a basket and went perfectly with the flower stamp. The leaf looking die cut is from my Cricut using a scrap piece of cardstock.  

The cream cardstock, also a scrap I found, has been stamped with THIS border stamp also by Deep Red Stamps. I used the Antique Linen Distress ink to stamp a faint image off to the side. The patterned paper in the background is by My Mind's Eye and I dry embossed it with a Stampin Up/Sizzix embossing folder. The happy chipboard is by American Crafts and the brad holding it on there is by The Paper Studio.

Thanks for looking.



  1. Very pretty, love the depth and colour. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.
    Cathy DT

  2. This is pretty Cindy ... Love the embossed BG too! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  3. Wow Cindy - what a gorgeous creation. You have put loads of thought into this one. Great colours and textures.

    Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, I hope you come back next time.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

  4. Ohhh Cindy, this is gorgeous - I love the idea of using upholstery samples, then with your lovely embossing and textures this card looks very tactile as well as a feast to the eyes. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid (OSAAT Team)

  5. Lovely card Sweetie.
    Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck, we hope you will join in future challenges x

  6. Very pretty; love the embossed background!

    Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!! ~Michele, DT

  7. What a wonderful card! Love your design. Thank you for joining the TTCRD challenge and good luck to you.

  8. Love your card.Great use of stamps and embossing folders in your design. Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month. Hugs, Barbara { personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

  9. Lovely use of texture and layers! Thank you for sharing at OSAAT and good luck in the challenge.

    (DT OSAAT)

  10. Hmmm, i never saw before that embossing and i love it! Thank you so much for taking time to play with us at One Stitch At A Time.
    Good luck and come back next week.
    DT Nataliya

  11. SO cute!!!Thanks for playing this week at CCCB :-)

  12. Very pretty! I love the woven die and embossing! Thanks for joining the SNS challenge!


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