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.

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12 comments:

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

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

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  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

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  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)

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

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  6. Very pretty; love the embossed background!

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

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

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  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}

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

    Victoria
    (DT OSAAT)

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  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

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

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

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