Friday, December 10, 2010

Caardvarks Last Challenge

It's rather sad to hear that Caardvarks is having their last challenge, I am not really sure what that really means or the reasons why, but they have been a great challenge site filled with lots of inspiration from a large community of very talented people!

It's been a long time since I last participated in one of their challenges, but I felt like something pink tonight, so I decided to make a monochromatic pink card (or two)! Here it is:

Paper: PTI, Neenah Solar White
Stamps: Hero Arts; PTI (sentiment)
Ink: Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Other: Pearls from old stash, Clear Embossing Powder, Nestability die

I used the Floral Brocade Cling stamp from Hero Arts and stamped it using Versamark on white cardstock.  I then applied some clear embossing powder and used the heat tool on it.  Then I inked the entire image with the Worn Lispstick Distress Ink and wiped away any excess ink from the embossed surface with a damp cloth.

I double matted the image onto cardstock.  I used the top part of a Nestability Die (I think it's No.8) to create the piece on which to stamp the sentiment.  I inked the edges of this piece with some more distress ink and adhered it behind the stamped panel.

A few gems at the bottom and I was happy!

But seeing as this is a new stamp for me, I just had to play some more!  I made the same card but stamped the image with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and Pearlised Water onto water colour paper for a very different look, here it is:

Thank you so much for popping past!  I hope that you have a wonderful day!  Today I need to put together the final touches for my little ones' birthday party tomorrow!


Rosemary said...

a beautiful card, brenda! don't be sad... this challenge is Caardvarks last one for the year!!

Sanne said...

This is really beautiful Brenda - love the pink!! Enjoy your weekend!