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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Couture Inspiration

Hello, friends! I'm back (yes, again) with another entry for a couple of the challenges over at Papertrey Ink's Anniversary. This pretty pink card fulfills the requirements for the Grab and Go Challenge and the Dress Up Inspiration challenge.

This image (found on Pinterest, but I can't find the image on Sherri Hill's website) was the inspiration for my card:


As soon as I saw this stunning gown, my first instinct was to use the Garden Gild cover plate in a tone-on-tone card, to try to capture some of the beautifully subtle dimension of the rosettes on the skirt of this gown. Plus, it's pink, and I love pink. I was able to grab the supplies I needed for this card in less than five minutes, because I only needed the cover plate, Graceful Greetings stamp set, some white embossing powder, and Lovely Lady and Hibiscus Burst inks. 

To start, I cut a card base and an A2 sized panel from Lovely Lady card stock. I die cut the Garden Gild CP from the A2 panel, and covered the flowers in clear Wink of Stella. I then turned my attention to the card base... I heat embossed the sentiment from Graceful Greetings in the center of the card with white embossing powder, then used Lovely Lady and Hibiscus Burst inks to blend on the corners where the flowers were concentrated, as well as a bit of blending around the edge of the other two corners to make the beautiful floral CP really pop. The final touch was some pink sequins to balance out the center of the card. 

I couldn't get all of the little cuts in one of the flowers to pop out cleanly, and it is driving me bonkers as I look at the photos. I thought it wouldn't be very visible, but I can see it, and I hate it. Blah.

I hope you enjoyed this quick little card! The ink blending really helps this beautiful cover plate POP, don't you think?

Have a great day, friends! 


  1. Such a pretty card - just like the dress.

  2. Garden Gild was definitely the perfect set for this fun inspiration pic. Your card is lovely, and you did a beautiful job with ink blending. Lovely work. ;-)