Monday, 7 February 2011


Good morning. Here we are at the start of another week.

This card is for the Sketch and Stash challenge # 54 here.

For the "stash" element is the hydrangea and flourish stamps both of which I have had for a least a couple of years but have lain neglected in the draw since I purchased them.

The main image was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder. Once die cut with a Nestie, Faded Jeans and Dusky Concord Distress inks were used to colour the iamge but this was done whilst the image was still in the die so as to obtain the white edge. A length of lilac ribbon was threaded around the picture using the holes cut by the die. This was knotted at the bottom and the ends trimmed to length. A bow was made from the same ribbon and bonded in place with Pinflair Glue.

The scalloped square mat was a piece of white card which had the same colours of distress ink applied by splodging the ink on a craft mat, adding a spray of water and the dipping the paper onto the mat until a pleasing effect was obtained. Once dry this was cut out with the smallest size of grand nestabilities.

The back ground card is made from Centura white pearl card and is 7" x 7" in size. This was simply stamped with the flourish using Royal Purple Stazon ink. The edges of the card were tinted with Dusky Concord to add some extra interest. The dark purple strips were stamped using the same stamp but heat embossed with WOW powder - clear with hologram bits in it so you get a watermark effect with some shimmer.

Everything was layered together with D-S tape except for the main image which used large foam pads.


  1. Hi Shirl wow what a stunning card I love your backing paper for a start, and your image is gorgeous to, and the ribbon is fabulous threaded through the holes, very clever original design. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  2. Shirl stunning image hun and I love how you threaded the ribbon :o)

    thank you for joining us at Sketch n Stash and good luck!!

    hugs Vicky xx

  3. really gorgeous card and such a beautiful colour

    Thank you for joining us at sketch n stash



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