Monday 15 January 2018

Pink and White and Roses --There's Music in the Air!

Woo Hoo!  I got Top Pick at Inkspirational for this card!

Sometimes a challenge can be more than a challenge.  Sometimes it is an inspiration that just won't let you go until you've created something.  That's what happened to me when I saw the lovely pink and white inspiration photo at the Inkspirational Challenge.  I knew what I wanted to do and hoped that I could somehow translate my ideas into a card.

I began with simply heat embossing a section of the background stamp set, Sheet Music.  I used white embossing powder but I think that's going to have to be replaced because it's taking on a more vintage, yellowish tinge.  In other words, it's ageing gracefully.  I used a piece of Shimmery White cardstock for that but the shimmer seems to be lost to the camera lens.  Once the heat embossing was nicely cooled and hardened, I randomly covered it with a wash  of Powder Pink ink and then sponged the lower section to make it a bit darker pink.

After that I cut two roses using my Rose Garden thinlets, one from Powder Pink cardstock and the other from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  I also cut a small "love" from Shimmery White cardstock and sponged that to give it an ombre look.

I think the pearls and vellum leaves which I added are the perfect finishing touch, don't you?

I've entered this card into the Inkspirational #152 - Violin Photo Challenge.

I've also entered this card into the Addicted to CAS #127 - Music Challenge.

And finally I've also entered this card into the Let's Craft and Create Challenge #133 - Option Love is in the Air.


  1. Such a sweet and soft card. Love your take on the codeword. Thank you for joining us over at ATCAS.

  2. So pretty.
    Roses and pearls are definitely a winning combination.

  3. Your card is beautiful....and SO romantic.The embossed music is the perfect soft touch.
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS.

  4. Lovely card, i like it :)
    Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create.
    Sabina DT

  5. A beautiful card, Heidi. I love the soft background and vintage feel. Perfect for our photo challenge. Thanks so much for playing along at Inkspirational xx

  6. Congrats on getting top pick at Ink


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