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Friday, 21 October 2011

Sweet Pea Stamps Card Contest

Over at the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog there is a card contest so I decided to enter as I sooooooooooo love my Sweet Pea Stamps.
 I decided to make an 8x8 shaped easel and I have used my new Sweet Pea Stamp called Darya by Elaine Cox.  Isn't she just beautiful?  I have coloured the image with my Promarkers and highlighted areas with my Sakura Stardust clear pen.  I then tore the edges to distress it and inked the edges with a chalk ink pad.
The backing papers are Sugar and Spice by Dovecraft and the card is DCWV and other from my stash and all the papers/card have been inked around the edges as I hate to see the white core showing.  I found two scraps of pink DCWV card so I embossed with an embossing folder and distressed with a sander to release the white core.  I used my Tim Holtz distressing tool around the edge of the card, inked the edges with a pink chalk ink pad and then used a See D's flourish stamp with the same pink chalk ink pad and stamped around the edge of the card.

The card has been finished with some gorgeous wide ribbon which a crafty friend gave me recently when we met for the first time, lace, a gorgeous K&Co gem and pearl swirl, paper flowers, gems, leaves cut with two different X-cut punches, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment, a lovely pink crochet flower which a friend made and some beautiful Marianne Designs butterflies.  I refrained from using any metal eg brads/stick pins as I am sending the card off to the USA for a very special person there and didn't want any metal causing any problems on the journey.
Here is a picture of the card opened so you can see the inside matches as well.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Emerald Faeries - Flowers, flowers, flowers
Corrosive Challenge - Flying things
Marianne Designs - Dying to die-cut
Sweet Pea Stamps - Card contest
Let's Ink it Up - Think pink
Totally Papercrafts - Layer upon layer
Paper Cutz - In the pink
Little Ribbon Monthly - Anything goes and ribbon
Fab n Funky - Distressed or torn
Charisma Cardz - Embossing - heat or dry


SuzanneK said...

Fab card, your image is coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining us at LIIU. Good luck. Hugs Suzanne

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is one really beautiful image the shape is gorgeous and just love the soft color tones you have used to make one really beautiful card hugs cherylxxxx

downrightcrafty said...

a gorgeous creation and fabulous flowers thank you for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

Beryl K said...

Great card Kym, good luck in the contest
Beryl x

Happy Days said...

Beautiful!!! Just love the colours and I have agree with you the image is just gorgeous!! xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card thank you for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz Love Jan

Sharon said...

Beautiful!! Simply beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Paper Cutz Challenge!!!! :)

kbrandy4 said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for linking up at LIIU and good luck!
Hugs Hazel xx

Tracy said...

What a great card Kim - and that image is just lovely.
Thanks for taking part in the challenge at LIIU
Tracy x

tiggertastic said...

this is such a wonderful make, i love all the pink tones and the extra details are just perfect

hope you have had and enjoyable weekend

sarah x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really gorgeous card - love your colouring and the torn edges looks fantastic.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Jenni said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Charisma this week.
Jenni x

Crafteezee said...

This is beautiful, love the colours and the shape of the card. Thanks for joining us at Marianne's Divas. Hugs Tracy x

Sarah said...

A very pretty card with so much detail. Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge. Sarah x

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful image and beautiful card. I love your design. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Very well done!! Thanks for sharing at Let’s Ink It Up’s *Think Pink* challenge.


If you haven’t seen it yet, I have some candy up for grabs at Creations LaDiva :)!

salma said...

The background image of your cards looks so impressive,Like your coloring and the torn edges looks fantastic.......
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jennifer said...

lovely card, great fold and layout. Thanks for joining in the Sweet Pea Stamps Superstar challenge.

Mina said...

wow Kym I love how you used this beautiful stamp...its stunning...thanks for joining in with the Pretty Little Ribbon Shops monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Mona Eidhammer said...

Beautiful card, Kym! I just loove these range of stamps. Thanks for joining us at Marianne`s Design Divas. Hugs...Mona