Friday 6 March 2015

rose blush and cracked pistachio

Hello again. It seems like ages since my last post. However my laptop decided not to let me load my profile and though I tried to use my husband's iPad I didn't manage to post anything. Me and technology are not best mates.....

So here I started with a square piece of white card which i spritzed with water. I stamped the rose blush stamp, by IndigoBlu, which i had inked with cracked pistachio onto damp card and held it there for a few seconds so the ink reacts with the water.
Once I was happy with the way the ink had run, I dried it with a heat gun. Next I over stamped it with black archival ink and dried it again. Then I went outer edges with stamp and cracked pistachio, creating a border all around.

Then I decided to jazz the picture up a bit so i went round central image with a quickie glue pen and once cured, I added gilding flakes. for the central image i used variegated green and chocolate flakes.
I also went round the outer edges with the glue and added flakes there as well.

I also stamped a border along right hand side of base card with cracked pistachio and inked around outer edges.
I then stamped sentiment in black archival ink and clear embossed with detail powder.
Now it was time to stain the ribbon and for this I used white seam binding which I stained with the same distress stain so everything matches. I added ribbon along 2 corners of the topper and on the base card on left hand side.  I edged the ribbon on base card with some lace.

I really hope you like my offering, I certainly enjoyed making it, Theresa xx

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

IndigoBlu blog challenge - spring greens
Simon says stamp Monday challenge- just a hint of clover
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - special lady (card for a special aunt)
TTCRD - anything goes
Fussy and Fancy challenge - lace and ribbon
Sisteract card challenge - anything goes


  1. Oh I say Blog is FABULOUS xxx as is this very beautiful card love these new colours from Ranger . xxx

    1. thanks Bernie. they are soon becoming my favourites xx

  2. Gorgeous, good luck with the challenges xx

  3. Every nicely done. Thank so much for joining us at Though the Craft room Door challenge.
    Fabulous ideas and great inspiration.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  4. hello Theresa! very pretty card, luv the gorgeous flower image! I am thrilled you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  5. Really pretty card! Love the lace and the pretty flowers! Stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  6. This is such a pretty card Theresa and I adore that stamp, it creates such a strong focal point! Thank you so much for sharing and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... Hugs xxx

  7. i love that stamp too Emma. it is beautiful. thanks for your comments, hugs xx

  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 75 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  9. This is gorgeous ..... one of my favourite stamps and my new favourite Distress colour ..... I love it!! Thanks for joining in with the IndigoBlu Challenge .... good luck! LindyLou xx

  10. Gorgeous, such elegance. Good luck with the blog challenge! Maxine x

  11. Such a pretty card hun, good luck in the Indigoblu challenge this month. Nikki K. xx

  12. Beautiful, beautiful card. Thank you for joining the IndigoBlu Spring Greens challenge. Gez

  13. Beautiful card!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy and good luck!
    Hugs, Sandra F&F DT