Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Hennah Flower Just Saying Hello Card - Inkspirational 160 Purple & Gold

I haven't taken part in challenges for such a long time and I'd like to try and play along with a few every now and again.  I used to be on the design team at the Inkspirational challenge blog - I stepped down back in 2013 - I cannot believe it was that long ago!  Anyway, I thought I'd check to see what my old friends were up to over there!  The current challenge is purple and gold - hmmm, I'd usually put silver with purple so that was challenging me immediately to do something different!  Now I've completed the card I love purple with gold - it's very regal!

Running out of storage space in my craft room means a clearout has become absolutely necessary.  I've already sorted out quite a lot that I'm happy to let go to new homes but I have a big 'undecided' pile full of items I haven't used much but I just can't bring myself to say goodbye to them.  I'm making myself use items from the 'undecided' pile to help me make my mind up one way or another!  The items for this card are the AlteNew 'Hennah Elements' stamp and die sets and the SU! 'Victorian Lace' background stamp.  A firm decision has been made - they are staying in my stash!

I bet many of us crafters can remember the 'oooooh' moment when we first experienced heat embossing.  As I was embossing my flowers, leaves and sentiment with gold powder I still had 'oooooh' moments - clearly for me it never gets old!  I embossed the flowers on SU! Rich Razzleberry CS and the leaves on vellum CS.  After die cutting them I snipped the petals of the flowers and shaped them a bit and I popped up the small flower.  I used stitched square dies for my layers and stamped the lace background stamp on the Rich Razzleberry square using Rich Razzleberry ink for a lovely tone on tone look.  I added a few gold nailheads as a finishing touch which gives a tad more gold shine to the card.

To decorate the inside of the card and the envelope I stamped the lace background stamp onto Whisper White CS, cut two strips, glued them in place and added lines drawn with a Rich Razzleberry marker.

Stamps: AlteNew 'Hennah Elements', SU! 'Victorian Lace' background stamp, Hero Arts 'Messages with Flourish' set
CS: SU! Rich Razzleberry & Whisper White, SU! vellum
Ink: VersaMark, SU! Rich Razzleberry
Tools: Altenew 'Hennah Elements' die set, Memory Box 'Stitched Square Layers' die set, heat tool
Embellishments & accessories: gold nailheads, SU! gold embossing powder, Dimensionals



Shauna said...

Hi Ruth! Great to see you back at Inkspirational! I would have never guessed you are usually a silver person... the gold accents in your card are wonderful. I love the layers you added and how you even decorated your envelope!
Good luck with the craft room clean out. =)
- Shauna

sandie said...

Hi Ruth, longer time, no chat! I hope all is well with you and it is wonderful to see you play along at Ink. Your card is beautifully designed. I love how you layered up the flowers and doesn't purple look fab with gold. Like your idea of using your old stash to decide whether to keep! Thanks again for joining us x

Yvonne Garner said...

I love how the envelope matches the card. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!

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