Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Flowery Branch & Butterflies Thinking Of You Card - Inkspirational August Colour Challenge (#32)

We have a fresh colour combo of white, light pink and green bean for you as our Inkspirational challenge this week.


 I started by die cutting the Cheshire Branch Outline twice - once from Garden Green CS and once from Pink Pirouette CS.  The outline die does have a matching background die but I told myself I didn't need it so I didn't buy it.  I glued the little pink petals inside the green outline - yeah, the background die would be SO much easier!  I then promptly decided the pink was too pale and I didn't like it but I definitely didn't want to have to die cut and glue the petals again!  So I coloured over the petals with a Pretty in Pink marker - much better!  I die cut the white label, stamped the Linen background stamp over it in stamped off once Pretty in Pink ink and stamped the sentiment.  I made an A6 Pretty in Pink card base, die cut a fancy curved border on the right side and glued a strip of Garden Green CS inside the card.  I glued the label to the card and pierced around the label using a template.  I added butterflies, popped up the branch and embellished with a few pearls.  A few days ago I buckled and got the matching background die!

Here's a view of the front when the card is closed. 

 Here's the inside and the envelope with a sentiment label, more butterflies and a touch of gingham.

So that's what I made - now it's your turn to take the Inkspirational colour challenge and I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs to see your creations! 

Stamps: SU! 'Linen' background stamp, 'Gingham' wheel stamp, 'Thinking Of You' from SU! 'Wetlands' set, Hero Arts 'Sending Happy Thoughts'
CS: SU! Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Garden Green & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Pretty in Pink & Garden Green
Tools: Memory Box Cheshire Branch Outline die, Spellbinder's Card Creator Borderabilities 'A2 Curved Border One' die set,  SU! Apothecary Accents Framelits die set, SU! Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, SU! Essentials Paper Piercing Pack & Piercing Tool
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Pearl Jewels, Dimensionals

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sandie said...

lovely use of the colours-love the pretty border edge

Mynnette said...

This is so elegant, Ruth! LOVE the gorgeous flower and I adore the fun shape of the side! Beautiful work!!! HUGS! :)

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh my Ruth! This is just gorgeous!

Pia S said...

This is a nice way of using the curvy border dies - classy and beautiful!

Ellen said...

Ruth this is just gorgeous! First, that flower is amazing. It must have taken a bit of patience to do it, but well worth the effort. I also love that curved and scalloped border. It is beautiful!

M said...

Love the shape of this and great dimension. Marina

kelly said...

Hi ruth!!!

Jst got a quick min to look at your blog, miss our chats :( xx
Love this card, in the first photo I thought it was stamped onto acetate, then realised that it was onto a lighter colour card, looks really great!!

Love Kelly