Monday, February 28, 2011

Inkspiration 59 - Printed Petal Flower

Hi there,

now I just have to ask has anyone else had a morning start like this? It goes:
DH to me: Its Mum's birthday tomorrow (his Mum) you've made a card for her, haven't you?

Now I will say he was partly (mind you only partly) joking, and after about 18 years I should be aware of the fact that he is crap at preparing for birthdays and so should have his Mum's birthday written on the calender (I do now!). But it gave me a valid excuse to "slave" away stamping Sunday afternoon - ah its a hard life sometimes ;)

Of course ever looking of ways to multi task I used the Inkspiration sketch challenge this week for the card. You can see Keesh's sketch below.

This card is a real mix of old and new. Old DSP and a new stamp - I got Printed Petals at the 2010 convention and this is its first inking up. So here is the result.

I started with a completely different idea but saw this pink flower pattern and it reminded me of the large flower in Printed Petals so that's how this evolved. So I settled on a Regal Rose/ Early Expresso combo. So a square Regal Rose base, then an Expresso scalloped square mat (I was delighted when I realised that this was just the right size!!) then the DSP. I went for clean lines on the long vertical panel and also used the flower to break up the lines more. The flower was inked up in Regal Rose and Versamark then embossed with glittery clear embossing powder. For contrast I used Early Expresso for the stem and leaves. For the three horizontal bands I used satin Expresso ribbon for two and the sentiment for the last. The inside was finished off with another flower.
This one, despite having brown on it, got the big thumbs up by Miss 6 - but she decided it was OK for it to be posted if it was going to her Nana :)

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Printed Petals, Party This Way, Petals Pizzazz
Ink: Regal Rose, Early Expresso, Versamark
Accessories: Sweet Always DSP (R), Scalloped Square BigZ die, Word Window punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, Early Expresso satin ribbon, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press), Neutral button, Rhinestone (Kaiser), Brad - Flower


  1. Okay, now you've tempted me with the Scallop Square die! This is a seriously gorgeous card... love it!

  2. I've never inked it up either!! Great inspiration, Kim!!

  3. Lovely colours and very pretty card Kim. Love the crystal brad in the button.

  4. Love the flower and your ribbon treatment. Fabulous use of the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Dare this week :)

  5. Cute & fun Kim! Love those colours together. Congratulations on your win! :)


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