Saturday, October 12, 2013

Pretty In Pink


I finally felt up to crafting and not sleeping this afternoon, so wandered out to the studio, finished a card that was sitting on my desk, and then created this one.

I started with a sketch and colour challenge in mind, and  as I needed a card for a wee girls first birthday, I felt the pink was appropriate.

I started with the white base and layer, and sponged both edges with a Whisper brand ink named Plum.

I initially intended to dry emboss the panel using a letter press technique to emphasise the pink, but changed my mind, wrapped a piece of bubble wrap around an eraser and stamped with that - I was very happy with the result.

I decided to go with a texture panel for the next layer - that too was sponged and layered over the ribbon with just a peep of purple lace showing.

The greeting was gold embossed, and fitted perfectly on the end of the diecut, which was also lightly sponged before I removed the die.

The butterfly is a sizzex die cut, edged with kindy glitz, and I also put some kindy glitz in the embossing, and liquid pearls for the body.  The white diecut was cut from paper with wee hearts on it, which to my eye echoed the random dots on the base panel.  I layered the paper over pink card to give it some stability and strength to hold the wings up.

I am really happy with this card :-).

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  1. Very pretty card love your design and glitz, thanks so much for joining us over at Creaive Fingers
    ~ Denise DT ~

  2. Hi Maxine
    A sweet card all in pinks . love the butterfly .thanks for sharing on Card Crafters Circle .

  3. Well, it's beautiful! Very creative idea to use bubble wrap. That must have been fun!

    Thanks for linking to Cut it Up Think Pink Challenge! Don't forget your monthly breast self-exams and yearly mammo!!


  4. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers

  5. A wonderful card with such lovely details...
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
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  6. Bubble wrap cool is that! I don't think I would have ever thought of that. I love all the details of the card. So pretty!

  7. Love your interesting layout - makes for a very pretty card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative Fingers Challenge

  8. Beautiful! Maxine, I swear you do embossing better than anyone I've ever seen! Fantastic.

  9. very sweet Maxine. Lots of lovely pink and the ribbon is so pretty.

  10. Great birthday card!! Love the design and the embossing is fabulous. I love that folder.

    Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up Challenge blog!!


  11. Crafting is good for the soul - so happy to see you were able to create something. Take care and don't overdo.

  12. You should be happy with it, my friend - it's stunning! Gorgeous! xoxo

  13. Beautiful card- love the pink Polka Dots and the beautiful butterfly- love the shimmery edges too! Keeping you in prayers for a speedy recovery without any more bumps n the road!

  14. Very pretty card. I love the wide ribbon and the little circle background. Great card. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at QKR Stampede this week. Hopefully we will see you next week for another great challenge.

    Emily T.
    DT Member

  15. Lovely card. I like the panel on the right and your pretty butterfly.

  16. Cute card - I love that ribbon!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampin' For the Weekend for our Anything Goes Challenge



  17. Love the stamped background and butterfly. So glad you joined us at Quick Quotes in our latest challenge.

  18. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at a Creative romance. jen xx


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