Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Sparkly Meadow Flower To You From Me Card - Inkspirational Challenge 67

The Inkspirational 67 Challenge caught my attention the other day while I was web surfing, it's a purple with grey/silver colour challenge.  I love purple and silver together on a card but I think I've only ever used the combo for Christmas cards so I resolved to make a non Christmas card with the colours.


Stencils are popular in card making at the moment and I'm having fun using them.  Actually, I enjoyed using them many moons ago when they were the in thing for home decor!  I stencilled three walls of my neighbour's bathroom and I decorated loads of bits and pieces and small furniture items for our home - I still have a couple of pieces!  

For this card I used a Meadow Flower stencil, Memento inks and Sparkle Medium embossing paste.  I used low tack tape to mask areas of the stencil and I stippled Memento London Fog and Grape Jelly inks through the stencil using ink duster brushes.  I removed the stencil, heat set the inks by blasting the panel with my heat tool and carefully repositioned the stencil.  I then applied Diamond Sparkle Medium embossing paste and allowed that to dry - because the glitter in the Diamond paste is suspended in a clear gel the colour shows through the sparkle.  I made a 5 3/4" card from SU! Elegant Eggplant CS and added the stencilled panel plus white and silver striped paper to a mat layer of silver mirri CS.  I attached the die cut and dry embossed ribbon and bow and added the sentiment element.  I punched two Eggplant flowers and placed those on the silver mirri CS label and I added a rhinestone to the centre of each flower.  A Small Circle Dazzler embellishment on the bow completed the card front.

Here's the inside and the envelope.  I may add a sentiment inside at a later date when I know what occasion I'll be using the card for.

Stamps: SU! 'Best Yet' set
CS: SU! Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White, silver mirri CS

Patterned paper: First Edition 'Silent Night' 6" x 6" pad
Ink: Memento London Fog & Grape Jelly, SU! Elegant Eggplant
Tools: Imagination Crafts 'Meadow Flower' panel stencil, Creative Expressions 'Classic 3D Bow' die set, SU! 'Apothecary Accents' Framelits die, 1 1/4" circle punch, Woodware multi flower punch, Inkylicious ink duster brushes, heat tool, palette knife, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: Imagination Crafts 'Diamond' Sparkle Medium paste, Creative Expressions 'Small Circle Dazzler, SU! rhinestone jewels, Dimensionals

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sandie said...

Hi Ruth, long time seen we had a chat. Hope all is well with you and so pleased to see you here at Ink. And especially with this wonderful card. I adore all that sparkle and the smart, sophisticated bow die is the perfect match for this sparkly flower. Thanks for playing with is at Ink and take care x

Nonni said...

What an elegant card, I love the bow in the middle of it! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!