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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Pretty in Pink

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone. I hope you have had a good week and have great plans for the weekend. I start half term holiday now and I think I will be mostly making Save the Date cards as the card has finally arrived. I am still coughing so any progress is a bit slow. I never did go back to work last week.

This is a special post for me because I have been accepted on to the Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog Design Team. I am thrilled to say the least and this is my first offering. The current challenge is Pretty in Pink and this is my creation. You can find all the details of the challenge on the Fantasy Stampers Blog by clicking here.


Well Pretty in Pink what to do? Then  I remembered this beautiful  rose stamp that I bought in SplodgeAway  Facebook sale and I was away. 

I started with the layers the back mat I embossed with the Sue Wilson embossing folder Heart Trellis  and I inked it with Worn Lipstick Distress ink,



For the background I had a bit of fun, I used three shades of Distress ink and with Cut-n-Dry foam inked all over the page. When I was happy with the colour I sprayed some water over the whole background. I left it to dry naturally the water gives it a lovely  speckled effect. The final touch was to stamp the sentiment which is a Clarity stamp. 


I stamped the Viva Decor "3D Rose" set onto white stamping paper with Plum Archival ink and then the pieces  were heat embossed with CS Clear Detail Embossing Powder. To colour the images I put some Distress ink on my craft mat I added some water. I put the colour onto the image with a watercolour brush. I have never done this before I was pleased with the results. I cut all the pieces out by hand and I layered them up.  


 The final touch was to add the ribbon. I found this on sale in a fabric shop in Winchester I am now wishing I had bought a bit more it is so pretty. 

So that is my first post for Fantasy Stampers. Why not join in the challenge?

Enjoy your weekend.

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

29 comments:

  1. A beautiful card, gorgeous image and colours. Congratulations on the DT post and hope you feel better soon x

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  2. Morning Jackie, I do love this rose stamp and sentiment! Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. Afternoon Jackie stunning card Hun and fabulous sentiment too hugs xxx

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  5. Congratulations on the DT call. A fabulous card :-)
    (Sorry deleted the first comment - too many spelling mistakes!!)

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  6. beautiful rose card Jackie and congrat on your new DT post
    Gr Karin

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  7. Gorgeous, I love the embossed background. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  8. Beautiful card, love the image and the embossing. Chris xx

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  9. Hi Jackie fabulous card loving the design. Congratulations on your DT post and I have just finished reading about you in the CandC magazine. Lovely write up. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  10. Gorgeous, I totally love that sentiment! Congrats to you as well. Cheers, Holley

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  11. Fantastic card, love that rose, just hopping by. Lizzie xx

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  12. Beautiful card Jackie, love the inked background and fab design. xx

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  13. Beautiful card to start your journey with this DT - great work - good luck.
    xx

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  14. So pretty in pink Jackie. Congratulations on your new DT post.
    Laine
    xx

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  15. Congrats with the new DT Jackie, great news! Love your card...so pretty! Happy Valentines Day, hugs Carole Z X

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  16. Beautiful card Jackie..congratulations on your DT post.
    Hugs Pam x

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  17. A wonderful card Jackie and gorgeously pretty pinks. Congratulations on your new DT post and I hope you feel better soon x

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  18. Very pretty in pink indeed, a beautiful card :o)
    Jackie xx

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  19. Beautiful Jackie, congrats on the new DT hun xx

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  20. Hi Jackie very pretty card, loving your speckled background and the water coloured rose. Many congratulations on making the design team blog, I know what it means to you. Enjoy your half term, try and get rid of that pesky cough and I will catch up with you soon. Love And a big hug Diane xxx

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  21. Such a stunning card, Jackie - such a pretty embossed background to compliment that beautiful rose stamp. It's a pleasure to have you join our team at Fantasy Stampers, hun - look forward to working with you.
    Hugz, Jan xx

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  22. Great first card for the DT, welcome aboard. Love how you created the background for this card. :)

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  23. Congratulations on becoming a DT. This is very pretty in pink, love the embossed background x

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  24. Congrats on your dot post - beautiful card
    Linda x

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  25. Beautiful card Jackie...Well done on your 1st post on a D.T...have fun...Joolsx

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  26. So pretty in Pink! Just lush!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  27. This is beautiful and big congrats on your new Dt position :) hugs xx

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