Wednesday, September 12, 2012

In the Pink with a Starflower

Good Morning!    I hope you are having a great week.   We are enjoying fabulous weather, sunshine and low 20's (Celsius), beautiful !     I feel energized when the humidity of the summer leaves and it was a hot, dry one this year.

I'm entering this card that I created a while ago into the In the Pink Challenge.   Christine & Sylvia are asking for "Anything but Square" for Challenge #3 and since this card is rectangular, it qualifies.   I also think I can use this for Christmas.  

I used Impression Obsession's beautiful Starflowers set - 3066-LG by Leigh Hannon.  The set includes two beautiful flowers.

The background was created by blending Taffy & Snickerdoodle Smooch Inks over white cardstock (cover with Versamark Ink first) and then I stamped one of the flowers with Brilliance Gold Ink at random.    I embossed the flower with gold on white cardstock and blended Taffy Smooch Ink over it.   Next I used the little applicator to highlight areas with Taffy Smooch Ink (pink).   After carefully cutting it out, I mounted it with pop dots onto the background.   A few layers of matting, ribbon and half pearls finished the card. 

That's all for now !    Thanks for your visit, they are always appreciated.
Have a great day !
Shirley

12 comments:

Karin said...

a fabulous card, the colors are beautiful!! Have a nice day!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the colour of this card Shirley, it makes a lovely Christmas card.

Sue x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A fabulous Pink creation Shirley! The inked background is beautiful, and the flower is an awesome focal point - you must have lots of patience to cut it out so perfectly.
Thank you for joining us again at ITP - hope we will see you next time too!
Sylvia xx

Grá O'Neill said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful stamping :)

Creations by Shirl said...

Love all those pinks and another gorgeous card!

Christine L said...

HI Shirley

What a fabulous flower and I love that gorgeous background you've created..

Thanks for joining in the fun at In The Pink.... good luck with this one and hope to see you again soon!

Hugs
Christine (AKA Posh!) x
ITP

Julia S-W said...

Beautiful card again Shirley. I love the use of the gold brilliance in the background - it works so perfectly. Gorgeous colours too.
Juliaxx

Miranda said...

Seemed to have missed this one and you know this flower is also one of my fav's! It's pretty in Pink! xx miranda

Ellen said...

I could just sit and look at your backgrounds all afterenoon! Beautifully done Shirley!

Shannon White said...

Soo Pretty! Shirley!! Love the Soft BG and and Wonderful starflower!! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, This is really gorgeous, I love the colour and the delicate motif is just beautiful,:0) Gay x

Ellen said...

Had to come back and look at this beauty! I started to list challenge sites that are easy and fun to play in in my side bar as I come across them to make it easier to play. You know your getting old when you have to make so many darned lists~LOL Have a wonderful day my friend!